Bellator MMA will return to the mixed martial arts landscape with Bellator 123 on Friday.
The Scott Coker-led promotion will emanate from the Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville, Conn., and will be anchored by a rematch pitting Pat Curran against Patricio Freire for the promotion’s 145-pound title.
Also on the main card, Muhammed Lawal looks to get back to his winning ways against Dustin Jacoby, former Strikeforce fighter Bobby Lashley makes his Bellator debut against Josh Burns and two former Ultimate Fighting Championship competitors in Cheick Kongo and Lavar Johnson will square-off.
Main Card: (Spike TV -- 8 p.m. ET)
Pat Curran (144.75) vs. Patricio "Pitbull" Freire (145)
Muhammed Lawal (202.5) vs. Dustin Jacoby (203.75)
Bobby Lashley (248) vs. Josh Burns (262.75)
Cheick Kongo (238) vs. Lavar Johnson (249.75)
Preliminary Card: (Spike.com -- 6 p.m. ET)
Marvin Maldonado (134.25) vs. Rico DiSciullo (135.5)
Steve Garcia (135) vs. Kin Moy (135)
Mike Wessel (253.75) vs. Josh Diekmann (242)
Tamdan McCrory (184) vs. Brennan Ward (186)
Perry Filkins (186) vs. Dan Cramer (185)
Mike Mucitelli (204) vs. Mark Griffin (204)
Philipe Martins (144) vs. Pete Rogers Jr. (146)
Brandon Fleming (136) vs. Blair Tugman (136)
Scott Cleve (145.5) vs. Matt Bessette (146)