Bellator 55 official weigh-in scheduled for 8:00 p.m. EST Friday

Oct 20, 2011
(PRESS RELEASE) -- The weigh-in and pre-fight press conference for Bellator 55 will take place FRIDAY at 8:00 P.M. EST inside Cocopah Casino, located at 15318 S. Avenue B Somerton, AZ 85350. Bellator 55 will take place at Cocopah Casino on Saturday, October 22 with the first fight taking place at 7 p.m. ET and streaming LIVE on The televised portion of the night will begin at 9 p.m. ET and will air LIVE on MTV2 and in commercial-free HD on EPIX2.

All participants from Saturday night’s event will be on hand, including bantamweight semifinalists Eduardo Dantas, Marcos Galvao, Alexis Vila and Ed West, as well as Bellator Light Heavyweight Champion Christian M’Pumbu, who takes on fellow Light Heavyweight Travis Wiuff in a non title affair.

The event will be emceed by Bellator cage announcer Michael C. Williams and Bellator color commentator Jimmy Smith.

As always the weigh-in is open to both the public and media.

If you are not able to attend the official weigh-in/pre-fight conference for Bellator Fighting Championship’s Saturday event, you can catch all the action LIVE at The entire weigh-in/pre-fight press conference for Bellator 55 will be streaming LIVE at 8:00 P.M. EST.

The full fight card for Bellator 55 is below:


Bantamweight Tournament Semifinal Fight: Marcos Galvao (10-4-1) vs. Alexis Vila (10-0)

Bantamweight Tournament Semifinal Fight: Eduardo Dantas (11-2) vs. Ed West (17-5)

Light Heavyweight Non-title Feature Fight: Christian M’Pumbu (18-3-1) vs. Travis Wiuff (64-14)

Lightweight Feature Fight: Ricardo Tirloni (13-1) vs. Steve Gable (5-1)


Lightweight Feature Fight: Cesar Avila (6-1) vs. Efrain Escudero (17-3)

Light Heavyweight Feature Fight: Carlos Flores (5-0) vs. Richard Hale (17-4-1)

Middleweight Feature Fight: Edgar Garcia (10-2) vs. Jacob Ortiz (10-2).

Lightweight Feature Fight: Erin Beach (2-1) vs. Roscoe Jackson (1-4)

Featherweight Feature Fight: Nick Piedmont (5-2) vs. Jade Porter (7-2)

Middleweight Feature Fight: Dano Moore (5-5) vs. Steve Steinbeiss (8-4)

About Bellator Fighting Championships

Bellator Fighting Championships is a Mixed Martial Arts promotional company headquartered in Chicago. Bellator’s founder/CEO, Bjorn Rebney, is an experienced fighting sports and entertainment professional with a deep commitment to the purity and integrity of the sport of MMA and its athletes. Bellator Fighting Championships’ executive team is comprised of top industry professionals in the areas of live event production, television production, fighter relations, venue procurement, sponsorship creation/development, international licensing, marketing, advertising, publicity and commission relations.

About MTV2

MTV2 is a man's best friend, available in nearly 80 million homes and with the highest concentration of males 12-24 and 12-34 on TV today. A vibrant mix of music, lifestyle and action sports programming, MTV2 has reflected the habits and behavior of young people since its launch in 1996. MTV2 is part of MTV Networks, a unit of Viacom, one of the world’s leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms.

About EPIX

EPIX, a joint venture between Viacom Inc. (NYSE: VIA and VIA.B), its Paramount Pictures unit, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. (MGM) and Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF), is a next-generation premium entertainment channel, video-on-demand and online service launched on October 30, 2009. With access to more than 15,000 motion pictures spanning the vast libraries of its partners and other studios, EPIX provides a powerful entertainment experience with more feature films on demand and online and more HD movies than any other service. It is the only premium service providing its entire monthly line-up of new Hollywood titles, classic feature films, original series, music and comedy specials through the linear channel, video-on-demand and online at, the leading online destination for movies.

EPIX has made the commitment to deliver the industry's most expansive online collection of movies, making more than 3,000 titles available on The service is available to over 30 million homes nationwide through distribution partners including Charter Communications, Cox Communications, DISH Network, Mediacom Communications, NCTC, Suddenlink Communications and Verizon FiOS.


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