Joe Riggs is set to face Mike Bronzoulis on Nov. 2. | Dave Mandel/Sherdog.com
After a temporary delay, the finale of “Bellator MMA: Fight Master” has been rebooked.
Bellator officials announced on Friday that the welterweight showdown between Joe Riggs and Mike Bronzoulis will take place on the preliminary portion of the promotion’s Nov. 2 pay-per-view card. Riggs and Bronzoulis were originally scheduled to meet at Bellator 98, but “Diesel” suffered a partial orbital bone fracture and a detached retina in training to force the postponement of the fight.
Bellator’s first pay-per-view offering takes place at the Long Beach Convention Center in Long Beach, Calif., and is headlined by a light heavyweight showdown between former UFC titlists Tito Ortiz and Quinton Jackson. The preliminary portion of the card, including Riggs-Bronzoulis, will air on Spike TV immediately prior.
A veteran of Strikeforce and the UFC, Riggs enters the contest riding a five-fight winning streak. The Lab MMA representative has a total of 53 fights as a professional and owns notable triumphs over Kendall Grove, Joe Doerksen, Chris Lytle, Nick Diaz and Phil Baroni, to name a few.
The 34-year-old Bronzoulis is a former 170-pound champion for the Texas-based Legacy Fighting Championship promotion. “The Greek” has finished 12 of his 15 career victories by way of knockout or submission.