Bellator Fighting Championships on Thursday confirmed heavyweight feature fight between Bellator Season 3 Heavyweight Tournament finalist Neil Grove and the heavy handed Zak Jensen for the Bellator 47 fight card on July 23 in Canada.
Grove stormed through the Bellator Season 3 Heavyweight Tournament, collecting first-round knockout victories against Eddie Sanchez and Alexey Oleinik before suffering a submission loss to reigning Bellator heavyweight champion Cole Konrad. Bellator 47 will mark Grove’s first fight with Bellator since the loss to Konrad at Bellator 32.
“Neil had a great showing during our Season 3 Heavyweight Tournament, so it’s great seeing him back inside the Bellator cage,” said Bellator Chairman & CEO Bjorn Rebney.
When Jensen steps into the cage at Bellator 47, it will be the Minnesota native’s first time fighting under the Bellator banner. Jensen is coming off a knockout win in November and has collected finishes in all 10 of his victories.
Bellator 47 takes place at Casino Rama in Rama, Ontario, Canada, and will air live on MTV2 on July 23. It will also feature the Bellator Featherweight Summer Series Semifinal fights, including Pat Curran vs. Ronnie Mann and Marlon Sandro vs. Nazareno Malegarie.