Rampage Jackson vs. King Mo To Headline May 17 Pay Per View
The scheduled Rampage Jackson vs. King Mo Light Heavyweight Tournament Final will now serve at the main event to Bellator's upcoming pay-per-view, following an injury to scheduled headliner Eddie Alvarez. Alvarez's scheduled opponent, former Lightweight World Champion Michael Chandler will now face Will Brooks for the Interim Lightweight Championship.
"Injuries are part of MMA, but so are great opportunities, as we move forward with an incredible, must see night of fights this Saturday on Pay-Per-View," Bellator Chairman & CEO Bjorn Rebney said.
"This is a great card for MMA fans with huge value highlighted as Rampage Jackson is finally getting the opportunity to battle King Mo for a shot at the World Title, one of the most exciting young phenoms in MMA, Will Brooks getting a title shot against Michael Chandler, and of course Tito Ortiz in a crazy fight against Alexander Shlemenko. I can't wait for this night of fights on May 17th."
Further, the Heavyweight Tournament Final has been moved to the main card. The updated card is as follows:
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)