Cheick Kongo is back and ready for battle against fellow heavyweight and Bellator newcomer Eric Smith. Kongo's most recent contest saw him fall in a five round decision to current Bellator Champion Vitaly Minakov, and Kongo is eager for redemption on Spike TV.
Also featured on the Spike broadcast, Fabricio Guerreiro battles Shabulhat Shamhalaev in Featherweight action. Shamhalaev is looking to rebound from a submission loss to Pat Curran, his first loss in Bellator.
The Spike TV portion of the fight card will kick off with two of the most explosive featherweights in MMA as Mike "The Marine" Richman will battle the 21 year old Goiti Yamauchi. Both Bellator veterans are looking to get to the win column after surprising tournament defeats, and each know the importance of their matchup on May 17th.
Bellator Pay-Per-View Fight Card:
Light Heavyweight Tournament Final: Rampage Jackson (34-11) vs. King Mo (12-3)
Interim Lightweight World Title Fight: Michael Chandler (12-1) vs. Will Brooks (13-1)
Light Heavyweight Fight: Alexander Shlemenko (50-7) vs. Tito Ortiz (16-11-1)
Heavyweight Tournament Final: Blagoi Ivanov (11-0) vs. Alexander Volkov (20-4)
Welterweight Fight: Rickey Rainey (7-2) vs. Michael Page (5-0)
Bellator Spike TV Fight Card:
Bellator Heavyweight Fight: Cheick Kongo (20-9) vs. Eric Smith (6-1-1)
Bellator Featherweight Fight: Shahbulat Shamhalaev (12-2) vs. Fabricio Guerreiro (19-3)
Bellator Featherweight Fight: Goiti Yamauchi (16-2) vs. Mike Richman (16-4)
Bellator Lightweight Fight: Marcin Held (18-3) vs. Nate Jolly (13-5)
Bellator Spike.com Fight Card:
Bellator Featherweight Fight: Zach Underwood (12-5) vs. Austin Lyons (10-3)
Bellator Heavyweight Fight: Justin Frazier (6-1) vs. Mike Wessel (13-7)
Bellator Welterweight Fight: Ben Brewer (6-1) vs. Andy Uhrich (8-4)
Bellator Welterweight Fight: Anthony Lemon (2-3) vs. Codie Shuffield (4-0)
Bellator Bantamweight Fight: Cortez Phelia (2-0) vs. Brian Hall (7-2)