Bellator MMA Targeting London for Summer 2016 Tent-Pole Event

By Tristen Critchfield Nov 11, 2015

Bellator MMA could be going international for a tent-pole event next summer.

According to sources close to the event, the promotion is targeting London’s O2 Arena for one of its signature cards next year. The event is likely going to take place sometime in July, although nothing is official. There is no word on who will fight on the card, although it is likely that a number of the British fighters on the Bellator roster will be slated to compete.

Traveling to London would appear to be a logical step for the Scott Coker-led organization after its “British Invasion” event in Connecticut this past February. That evening’s main card featured a lineup with English fighters such as Liam McGeary, Paul Daley and Linton Vassell.

Bellator’s next tent-pole event has already been announced for Feb. 19 in Houston and will feature the third meeting between Royce Gracie and Ken Shamrock in the main event. Kimbo Slice will lock horns with Dhafir Harris in the co-headliner.


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