Final Lineup Announced for Bellator 140; Local Talent Rounds Out Connecticut Card

By Mike Sloan Jul 1, 2015
UFC vet Waylon Lowe is among the new additions to Bellator 140. | Photo: Dave Mandel/

With just a few weeks to spare, Bellator MMA has fleshed out the remainder of its Bellator 140 card, set to take place July 17 at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn. The promotion Wednesday the addition of several New England-area fighters to fill the event’s undercard.

The newly added fights include a featherweight tilt between Waylon Lowe and Ryan Quinn; Billy Giovanella squaring of against Rodrigo Almeida in a bantamweight encounter; Kaline Medeiros versus Sarah Payant at strawweight; and Dean Hancock locking horns with Alex Dunworth in a lightweight bout.

Quinn and Hancock both hail from Danbury, Conn., and have looked solid under the Bellator banner. Though he is coming off a loss to Milan Zerjal in December, Quinn has never lost in the Bellator cage, with a 6-0 record dating back to April 2010. Hancock made his pro debut in February, where he submitted Mike Mangan via first-round rear-naked choke at Bellator 134.

Giovanella, fighting out of Bellingham, Mass., is set to make his promotional debut after winning four of his last five bouts. He’s largely dominated the regional circuit, most notably in CES MMA and Cage Titans FC. He had won four straight until he was knocked out by Johnny Campbell in the second round back in January.

A resident of Fall River, Mass., Medeiros struggled early on in her pro MMA career, but she’s gotten things rolling as of late, having bounced back from a loss in February with a unanimous decision win over Calie Cutler in April. “The Dark Angel” has won three of four overall.

Bellator 140 is anchored by a welterweight title fight between Douglas Lima and Andrey Koreshkov. The chief prelims will stream live on at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT; the main card goes live on Spike TV starting at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT.


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