Bellator 183 “Henderson vs. Pitbull” takes place Sept. 23, 2017 at SAP Center in San Jose, Calif. The live broadcast on Saturday night starts at 9 pm ET/6 PT and is headlined by a Lightweight contest between former WEC & UFC champion “Smooth” Benson Henderson and long-time Bellator MMA knockout artist Patricky “Pitbull” Freire.
Fans probably won’t want to wait until the main card starts to arrive though. Bellator has announced the first 5,000 ticket holders through the doors will receive a limited edition bobblehead of “The Last Emperor” Fedor Emelianenko, last seen fighting Matt Mitrione at Madison Square Garden in a fight that included a spectacular double knockdown.
That’s not all.
Fans who arrive early enough can actually participate in a meet and greet with Emelianenko himself. This special event is for ticket holders only and goes down in the concourse level from 3:30-5:30 p.m. PT. Fans are encouraged to arrive early to reserve a place in line.
The fight card for the evening also includes “Bellator Kickboxing 7,” which takes place the same night but will air after Bellator 184 “Dantas vs. Caldwell” on October 6th. The updated line-up of fights for Sept. 23 in San Jose is below.
Bellator 183: “Henderson vs. Pitbull” (Spike)
Lightweight: Benson Henderson (24-7) vs. Patricky Freire (17-8)
Heavyweight: Roy Nelson (23-14) vs. Javy Ayala (10-5)
Welterweight: Paul Daley (39-15-2) vs. Lorenz Larkin (18-6, 1 NC)
Featherweight: Aaron Pico (0-1) vs. Justin Linn (7-3)
Lightweight: Adam Piccolotti (9-0) vs. Goiti Yamauchi (21-3)
Women’s Flyweight: Brooke Mayo (0-1) vs. Kaytlin Neil (0-2)
Welterweight: Fernando Gonzalez (1-0) vs. Alex Lopez (3-0)
Bellator Kickboxing 7: “Ghajji vs. Daniels”
Welterweight: Karim Ghajji (97-13-1) vs. Raymond Daniels (11-3)
Featherweight: Kevin Ross (44-11) vs. Domenico Lomurno (22-8)
Middleweight: Joe Schilling (20-9) vs. Najib Idali (28-6-1)
Women’s Featherweight: Jorina Baars (41-0-3) vs. Anke Van Gestel (34-11-3)
Featherweight: Joe Palacios (7-7) vs. Malaipet (145-31-6)
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