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Bellator 97 Headlined With Welterweight Champion Ben Askren

Bellator welterweight champion Ben Askren headlines Bellator 97 against Andrey Koreshkov.

The champ looks to continue his undefeated streak and earn his fourth title defense. Koreshkov defeated Lyman Good, Marius Zaromskis and Jordan Smith in the tournament.

Also on tap for the main card are the finals of the Season 8 welterweight tournament. That has Douglas Lima vs. Ben Saunders.

In addition, featherweights Patricio “Pitbull” Freire vs. Rob Emerson has been confirmed.

Bellator 97 is Wednesday, July 31, from the Santa Ana Center in Rio Rancho, NM. The main card starts at a special time of 7 p.m. ET on Spike TV.