Press Release courtesy of Bellator Fighting Championships
Bellator Fighting Championships, the fist-of-its-kind tournament-style mixed martial arts promotion will bring its world-class, nationally-televised brand of MMA to the Lone Star State next month.
The event – which will be broadcast live and in prime time across the country on FOX Sports Net and during special weekend highlight shows on NBC, Telemundo and mun2 – takes place on May 20 at the Verizon Theatre (formerly the Nokia Theatre) in Grand Prairie, Texas, in the Dallas-Ft. Worth metro area.
The event includes a special Bellator Super Fight between reigning Bellator featherweight champion Joe Soto and former UFC contender Diego Saraiva.
“Bellator is thrilled at the opportunity to bring our innovative, nationally televised tournament-style mixed martial arts events to the many millions of passionate MMA fans in Texas,” said Bellator founder and CEO Bjorn Rebney.
“Joe Soto has established himself as one of the top featherweights in the world and this fight versus Diego should be a war. Additionally, we have two Bellator semifinal tournament bouts in the welterweight division and five other world class fights on this card. It should be a great night.”