Bellator 150 Fight Card Finalized with Addition of Kendall Grove vs. Francisco France

A fifth and final main card fight has been added to Bellator 150: Galvao vs. Dantas 2 at Kansas Star Arena in Mulvane, Kansas on February 26, with the news that Kendall Grove (22-15) has agreed to fight Francisco “Kiko” France (13-3-1).

In addition, Bellator MMA’s Bantamweight Championship will be on the line in a rematch pitting Marcos “Loro” Galvao (17-6-1) against former champion Eduardo “Dudu” Dantas (17-4) and hometown favorite, David Rickels (16-4, 1 NC) will return to action against Bobby Cooper (12-5). Bellator 150: Galvao vs. Dantas 2, also features the Bellator MMA debut of newly signed women’s flyweight Lena Ovchynnikova (10-3), when she meets Rebecca Ruth (5-1) and a heavyweight co-main event of Cheick Kongo (23-10-2) against Vinicius Queiroz (8-3)

Grove capped off 2015 with an emphatic knockout of Joey Beltran at Bellator 143: Warren vs. Davis, in September. The winner of “The Ultimate Fighter: 3,” has fought professionally since 2003 for promotions all around the world, notably ProElite and UFC. This will be “Da Spyder’s” sixth appearance under the Bellator MMA banner as he hopes to climb back towards a 185-pound title shot – he competed for the gold last year against Brandon Halsey.

A veteran of Strikeforce, “Kiko” has strung together a five-fight winning streak as of late, most recently handing the formerly undefeated Ben Reiter the first loss of his young career at Bellator 146: Kato vs. Manhoef. It’s safe to classify the 33-year-old Arizona native as a “submission specialist,” with 12 of his 13 wins as a professional coming by way of making his opponent tap.

Complete “Bellator 150: Galvao vs. Dantas 2” Fight Card

Main Card:
Bantamweight Title Main Event: Marcos Galvao (17-6-1) vs. Eduardo Dantas (17-4)
Heavyweight Co-Main Event: Cheick Kongo (23-10-2) vs. Vinicius Queiroz (8-3)
Lightweight Feature Bout: Dave Rickels (16-4, 1 NC) vs. Bobby Cooper (12-5)
Middleweight Feature Bout: Kendall Grove (22-15) vs. Francisco France (13-3-1)
Flyweight Feature Bout: Lena Ovchynnikova (10-3) vs. Rebecca Ruth (5-1)

Preliminary Card:
Middleweight Feature Bout: Gregory Babene (16-11) vs. Brandon Farran (12-10)
Featherweight Feature Bout: Gaston Reyno (5-0) vs. Chuka Willis (6-2)
Heavyweight Feature Bout: David Hammons (1-1) vs. Kyle Noblitt (1-0)
Middleweight Feature Bout: Chris Harris (4-0) vs. Julian Marquez (2-0)
Lightweight Feature Bout: Marcio Navarro (14-11) vs. Henry Lindsay (4-5)
Featherweight Feature Bout: Thai Clark (5-0) vs. Deron Carlis (4-1)
Welterweight Feature Bout: Manny Meraz (7-1) vs. Andre Fialho (5-0)
Lightweight Feature Bout: Jason Witt (7-2) vs. Jonathan Gary (11-6)

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