The event had initially been listed as having only three main card fights, but a bantamweight bout between Ronnie Mann and Rodrigo Lima was added on Monday. Bellator officials announced the new fight.
This marks Mann’s (21-5-1) bantamweight debut after having failed twice to win a Bellator featherweight tournament. He hasn’t fought since losing a unanimous decision to Mike Corey at Bellator 60 last spring.
Lima (10-1) has been on the sidelines just a month shy of Mann’s duration, and is also coming off of a loss. Hiroshi Nakamura decisioned Lima at Bellator 64.
Main Card (on Spike TV):
Saad Awad vs. David Rickels†
Emanuel Newton vs. Mikhail Zayats††
Trey Houston vs. Luis Melo
Ronnie Mann vs. Rodrigo Lima
Preliminary Card (on Spike.com):
Shah Bobonis vs. Joe Taimanglo
Heather Clark vs. Felice Herrig
Patrick Cenoble vs. Tony Fryklund
James Edson Berto vs. Bruno Carvalho
Joe Taimanglo vs. Shah Bobonis
Rob Horton vs. Augusto Sakai
Jessica Aguilar vs. Patricia Vidonic
Kenny Moss vs. Julien Williams