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Bellator 97 Main Card Has Two Title Fights, Two Tournament Finals

The second and final installment of Bellator’s 2013 Summer Series is complete. Bellator 97 will have two title fights and the conclusion of two tournaments on the main card.

Lightweight champion Michael Chandler defends against David Rickels and welterweight champion Ben Askren meets Andrey Koreschkov.

The light heavyweight tournament final has Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal vs. Jacob Noe and the heavyweights has Ryan Martinez vs. Vitaly Minakov.

Bellator 97 is July 31 from the Santa Ana Center in Albuquerque, NM. Spike TV airs the main card at 9 p.m. ET.

Below is the card.

MAIN CARD (Spike TV at 9 p.m. ET)

Michael Chandler vs. David Rickels for the lightweight championship

Ben Askren vs. Andrey Koreshkov for the welterweight championship

Muhammed Lawal vs. Jacob Noe in the light heavyweight tournament finals

Ryan Martinez vs. Vitaly Minakov in the heavyweight tournament finals

Rob Emerson vs. Patricio Freire


Will Brooks vs. Cris Leyva

Rodrigo Lima vs. Rafael Silva in a bantamweight tournament semifinal

Frank Baca vs. Anthony Leone in a bantamweight tournament semifinal

Mike Barreras vs. Bubba Jenkins

Richard Jacques vs. Javier Palacios

Keith Berry vs. Jeremy Kimball

Felipe Chavez vs. Adrian Cruz

Shawn Bunch vs. Steve Garcia

Donald Sanchez vs. Cliff Wright