Bellator 119 To Take Place In Canada
Posted by Joseph Lee on 02.11.2014
Featuring the heavyweight tournament final...
MMA Junkie reports that Bellator 119 will be held on May 9 in Rama, Ontario, Canada. It will be the promotion's first visit to Canada in eighteen months. The event will feature the season ten heavyweight tournament final and a fight with lightweight John Alessio (34-17 MMA, 0-1 BMMA). It will take place at the Casino Rama, which has held four previous Bellator events. The most recent was in November 2012 for Bellator 79. The main card airs on Spike TV at 9 PM ET after preliminary fights on Spike.com at 7 PM ET.
The season ten heavyweight tournament begins at Bellator 111 on March 7 in Thackerville, Oklahoma. It features the following:
Alexander Volkov (19-4 MMA, 3-1 BMMA) vs. Mark Holata (12-4 MMA, 3-2 BMMA)
Ryan Martinez (10-3 MMA, 3-2 BMMA) vs. UFC/Stikeforce vet Lavar Johnson (17-8 MMA, 0-1 BMMA)
Peter Graham (9-6 MMA, 1-1 BMMA) vs. Siala Siliga (5-2 MMA, 2-0 BMMA)
Blagoi Ivanov (9-0 MMA, 4-0 BMMA) vs. Rich Hale (21-6-1 MMA, 6-3 BMMA).
No date has been announced for the semifinals but the most likely dates are Bellator 115 on April 4 (featuring a heavyweight title fight between champion Vitay Minakov and Cheick Kongo) or Bellator 116 on April 11.
More Bellator 119 fights will be announced in the next few weeks. Season ten begins on February 28 with Bellator 110.