Bellator 51 Preliminary Card, Complete with Four Additional Bouts
Promotion's officials have finalized the Bellator 51 preliminary card with four new bouts.
The event is scheduled to be held at the Canton Memorial Civic Center in Canton, Ohio on September 24. The night’s MTV2-televised main card, which is also expected to be featured on EPIX, headlines the opening round of the bantamweight tournament. The preliminary card, which highlights the bout between female MMA fighters Jessica Eye and Casey Noland, will be co-promoted by Ohio’s largest MMA promotion — NAAFS.
In their previous announcements, Bellator officials confirmed the bouts between Jessica Eye (3-1 MMA, 0-0 BFC) vs Casey Noland (3-1 MMA, 0-0 BFC) and featherweights Frank Caraballo (6-4 MMA, 0-1 BFC) vs Dustin Kempf (5-4 MMA, 0-0 BFC). Now, they had already finalized the event’s preliminary card with four new fights: John Hawk (5-3 MMA, 0-0 BFC) vs Allan Weickert (6-8 MMA, 0-0 BFC), Dan Spohn (5-0 MMA, 0-0 BFC) vs Dane Bonnigson (1-1 MMA, 0-0 BFC), Farkhad Sharipov (13-3 MMA, 1-0 BFC) vs TBA, and Clint Musser (0-0 MMA, 0-0 BFC) vs Joey Holt (2-0 MMA, 0-0 BFC).
The Bellator 51 fight card now includes:
MAIN CARD (MTV2)
Alexis Vila vs. Joe Warren (bantamweight-tourney opening round)
Eduardo Dantas vs. Wilson Reis (bantamweight-tourney opening round)
Luiz Nogueira vs. Ed West (bantamweight-tourney opening round)
Chase Beebe vs. Marcos Galvao (bantamweight-tourney opening round)
PRELIMINARY CARD (Spike.com)
Jessica Eye vs. Casey Noland
Frank Caraballo vs. Dustin Kempf
John Hawk vs. Allan Weickert
Dane Bonnigson vs. Dan Spohn
Farkhad Sharipov vs. TBA