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Bellator 96 Takes On Eight Preliminary Fights

Bellator 96 is up to 12 fights as the promotion returns with their 2013 Summer Series. Officials added eight preliminary fights to go with the four main card bouts already announced.

The featured preliminary contest is a meeting of former middleweight Strikeforce fighters in Cortez Coleman and Keith Berry. Both have secured wins for Bellator in the past.

The show is headlined with lightweight champion Michael Chandler vs. Dave Jansen and will see the opening of the light heavyweight tournament.

Bellator 96 is June 19 from the WinStar World Casino in Thackerville, OK. The main card airs at 7 p.m. ET on Spike TV and will stream the preliminary action.

Below is the card.


Michael Chandler vs. Dave Jansen for the lightweight championship

Muhammed Lawal vs. Seth Petruzelli in the opening round of the light heavyweight tournament

Jacob Noe vs. Renato Sobral in the opening round of the light heavyweight tournament

Blas Avena vs. War Machine


Raphael Butler vs. Karl Etherington

Volkan Oezdemir vs. Joe Yager

Mikey Brown vs. Brandon Halsey

Steven Artoff vs. Justin McNally

Damon Jackson vs. Keith Miner

Mike Maldonado vs. Jason Sampson

Brandon Girtz vs. Treston Thomison

Keith Berry vs. Cortez Coleman