Bellator 51 Targeted for Canton, Ohio on Sept. 24
Sources disclosed that the Canton Memorial Civic Center in Ohio would be the venue for next month's Bellator 51 event.
Officials of Bellator Fighting Championships on Wednesday announced that its upcoming Bellator 51 event is now set to take place at Canton Memorial Civic Center in Canton, Ohio on September 24. The show, which will be aired live on MTV2, will be hosting the first round of an eight-man bantamweight tournament for the promotion’s fifth season.
This would be the second time that Ohio hosted a Bellator event. The first one is the Bellator 5, which took place at Dayton’s Hara Arena last 2009.
There are currently four Bantamweight Quarterfinal bouts that were listed to the evening’s main card. This includes Alexis Vila (9-0 MMA, 0-0 BFC) vs Joe Warren (7-1 MMA, 5-0 BFC), Eduardo Dantas (10-2 MMA, 0-0 BFC) vs Joe Soto (9-1 MMA, 4-1 BFC), Luiz Nogueira (11-1 MMA, 0-0 BFC) vs Ed West (16-5 MMA, 2-1 BFC), and Chase Beebe (18-7 MMA, 1-0 BFC) vs Marcos Galvao (9-4-1 MMA, 0-1 BFC).
Bellator is expected to be working alongside Ohio’s promotion, The North American Allied Fight Series (NAAFS).
“Canton is a city that truly appreciates champions,” Bellator Chairman and CEO, Bjorn Rebney, delivered. “Growing up a football fan and playing my college football in the great state of Ohio, I can definitely appreciate a football city. It’s an honor to bring the fastest-rising sport and world-class fighters to a great city such as Canton.”
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