Five Prelims Added To Bellator 49 Fight Card
Five bouts were scheduled for Bellator 49 preliminary card, highlighted by a "Popo" Bezerra vs Heckman match-up.
Following Monday’s announcement, five bouts have been officially set to the preliminary card of the upcoming Bellator 49 event.
The show will take place at the Caesars Atlantic City in New Jersey on September 10, with the evening’s main card – which features series of fights for a season-five welterweight tournament – to be aired on MTV2. The preliminary card of the night is said to be headlining the bout between Alexandre “Popo” Bezerra (10-1 MMA, 2-0 BFC) and Scott Heckman (7-2 MMA, 0-0 BFC).
Alexandre Bezzera was known as a Brazilian jiu-jitsu brown belt holder, who trains in the US under the Daddis Fight Camps. He is a member of the Brazilian national wrestling team and has a good background in boxing. In his entire MMA career, “Popo” only obtained a single loss — and that was with Charles Oliveira way back in September 2009.
His contender, Scott Heckman, is a Pennsylvania-based former collegiate wrestler with outstanding jiu-jitsu skills. He currently holds a 4-1 record, which includes his previous submission victories against Jesse Gross and Sam Jones.
To complete the show’s undercard, four other bouts were added. That includes Kenny Foster (9-3 MMA, 2-1 BFC) vs. Andy Main (5-1 MMA, 0-0 BFC), Giedrius Karavackas (5-1 MMA, 0-0 BFC) vs. LeVon Maynard (11-7 MMA, 0-1 BFC), Azunna Anyanwu (3-0 MMA, 0-0 BFC) vs. J.A. Dudley (4-7 MMA, 0-0 BFC), and Brylan Van Artsdalen (5-1 MMA, 0-0 BFC) vs. Joel Roberts (4-3 MMA, 0-0 BFC).
The full Bellator 49 line-up now features:
MAIN CARD (MTV2)
Dan Hornbuckle vs. Luis Santos
Ben Saunders vs. Rick Hawn
Brent Weedman vs. Chris Lozano
Douglas Lima vs. Steve Carl
Alexandre “Popo” Bezerra vs. Scott Heckman
Kenny Foster vs. Andy Main
Giedrius Karavackas vs. LeVon Maynard
Azunna Anyanwu vs. J.A. Dudley
Joel Roberts vs. Brylan Van Artsdalen