Eddie Sanchez file photo | Dave Mandel/Sherdog.com
UFC veteran Eddie Sanchez will lock horns with British slugger Neil Grove to kickoff Bellator’s season three heavyweight tournament Aug. 12 at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Fla.
Sanchez (12-3), of Vista, Calif., has never lost outside of the UFC’s Octagon. Grove (8-2-1) holds a win over James Thompson and was defeated by Mike Ciesnolevicz in his only UFC appearance.
“Both Eddie and Neil are known for their finishes so this should be an exciting fight,” stated Bellator founder and CEO Bjorn Rebney in a press release. “In addition, fans watching Bellator 24 at the Hard Rock and on our national TV broadcasts will also get a chance to see some outstanding fights featuring stars like Hector Lombard and Megumi Fujii. It’s going to be a great night in South Florida on Aug. 12.”
Aug. 12’s event and all Bellator season three shows will air live on Fox Sports Net, and will replay weekly in edited format on NBC, Telemundo and mun2.