Bellator president Scott Coker wasted little time in declaring who Emanuel Newton’s next fight will be against Friday night.
Newton defeated Linton Vassell via fifth round submission in the main event of Bellator 130 to retain his belt. His next title defense will be vs. recent tournament winner Liam McGeary.
— Scott Coker (@ScottCoker) October 25, 2014
McGeary (9-0) scored three straight first round finishes to claim the Summer Series tournament title and shot at the belt, including a submission win over Kelly Anundson this past September.