Bellator Undercards Finalized for September Shows in Phoenix, Portland

By Mike Whitman Aug 22, 2013



Bellator has added a host of undercard matchups to a pair of September events.

Bellator 100, which takes place Sept. 20 at the Grand Canyon University Arena in Phoenix, will see former NCAA Division I wrestling champion Bubba Jenkins return to action against fellow unbeaten featherweight Larue Burley. Heavyweight kickboxing veteran Siala-Mou Siliga -- better known as “Mighty Mo” -- will also appear on the evening’s Spike.com-streamed undercard, as the 42-year-old striker takes on the undefeated Dan Charles.

Additionally, “Ultimate Fighter” Season 8 winner Efrain Escudero will also be in action, as the UFC alum takes on Zack Surdyka at 155 pounds. Immediately following the undercard stream, the Bellator 100 main card airs live on Spike TV and features the Season 9 welterweight tournament quarterfinals, as well as the long-awaited Season 8 welterweight tournament final between Ben Saunders and Douglas Lima.

One week later, Bellator makes its inaugural visit to the Moda Center -- formerly the Rose Garden -- in Portland, Ore. That card’s Spike TV broadcast will showcase the lightweight tournament quarterfinals, as Rob Sinclair, Martin Stapleton, John Alessio and Marcus Davis square off with Rich Clementi, Saad Awad, Will Brooks and Alexander Sarnavskiy, respectively.

Immediately prior, the preliminary draw will feature a 155-pound showdown between tournament veterans Ricardo Tirloni and Marcin Held, as well as a middleweight pairing pitting M-1 alumnus Tyson Jeffries against undefeated Joe Pacheco. Meanwhile, former Strikeforce talent Nathan Coy takes on Andy Uhrich at 170 pounds, and two-time Bellator vet Jeremiah Riggs locks horns with Peter Aspenwal at middleweight.

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