Heavyweights with something to prove slug it out in the Bellator cage.
Hisaki Kato and Melvin Manhoef headline Bellator 146, and they both have a knockout in mind.
Bellator middleweight Hisaki Kato’s (5-1) story related to the tragic events in Paris has been highly publicized this week, and now he looks to provide an impressive performance for his Parisian friends back home in the main event of “Bellator 146” against Melvin Manhoef (29-12-1, 2 NC). In his explosive Bellator MMA debut against world-class striker Joe Schilling, Kato scored a superman punch KO that is an early favorite for KO of the Year. Now he will have to compete against Manhoef, another devastating striker with knockout power in all four limbs. "Bellator 146: Kato vs. Manhoef," takes place at the WinStar World Casino in Thackerville, OK, and airs live on SPIKE at 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT, while preliminary bouts will stream on Spike.com at 6 p.m. CT.
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