David Rickels will face Bobby Cooper at February’s Bellator 150 event, officials announced recently.
Set for February 26, the card features a bantamweight title fight between Marcos Galvao and Eduardo Dantas.
Rickels (16-4) and Cooper (12-5) will be part of the Spike TV main card.
A Bellator MMA event in Mulvane, Kansas just wouldn’t be the same without “The Caveman,” who will return to action for the first time since competing against Michael Chandler this past November. Rickels always comes ready to put on a show, whether it’s on his way to the cage, or when he’s taking on a who’s who of Bellator MMA lightweight talent. The 27-year-old will be making his 16th appearance under the promotional banner.
The last time Cooper fought inside the Kansas Star Arena, he took home a closely contested split decision victory over “Bellator 147” co-headliner Pablo Villaseca. Now, “Super Duper” will look to move to 3-0 under the Bellator MMA banner when he faces Rickels in hostile territory. It’s worth noting that the Missouri native has only lost twice in his last eight MMA appearances.
Below is the current lineup:
MAIN CARD (Spike TV/9 p.m. ET)
Bellator Bantamweight Championship
Marcos Galvao (c) vs. Eduardo Dantas
David Rickels vs. Bobby Cooper
Heavyweight: Cheick Kongo vs. Augusto Sakai