Bellator 123, which kicks off the organization’s 11th season, includes a main card start time of 8 p.m. ET (5 p.m. PT), an hour earlier than its usual slot on Spike TV, officials today announced.
Bellator 123 takes place at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn. A short jaunt away, UFC Fight Night 50 takes place at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Ledyard, Conn., the same night. The UFC’s main card kicks off at 9 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 1.
The 14-bout Bellator 123 lineup also includes 10 preliminary-card bouts on Spike.com.
The main event features featherweight champion Pat Curran (20-5 MMA, 10-2 BMMA) vs. Patricio Freire (21-2 MMA, 9-2 BMMA), and heavyweights Cheick Kongo (21-9-2 MMA, 3-1 BMMA) and Lavar Johnson (18-9 MMA, 1-2 BMMA) meet in the co-headliner.
The full Bellator 123 lineup includes:
MAIN CARD (Spike TV, 8 p.m. ET)
- Champ Pat Curran vs. Patricio Freire
- Cheick Kongo vs. Lavar Johnson
- Tom DeBlass vs. Muhammed Lawal
- Josh Burns vs. Bobby Lashley
PRELIMINARY CARD (Spike.com, 6 p.m. ET)
- Rico DiSciullo vs. Marvin Maldonado
- Steve Garcia vs. Kin Moy
- Josh Diekmann vs. Mike Wessel
- Tamdan McCrory vs. Brennan Ward
- Dan Cramer vs. Perry Filkins
- Mark Griffin vs. Mike Mucitelli
- Pete Rogers vs. Phillipe Martins
- Brandon Fleming vs. Blair Tugman
- Lucas Cruz vs. Andrew Calandrelli
- Matt Bessette vs. Scott Cleve