Dan Charles is coming off a knockout win at Bellator 126. | Photo: Dave Mandel/Sherdog.com
Bellator MMA will feature three fights during Saturday’s 2014 Monster Energy Cup at Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas.
The promotion announced the bouts on Wednesday. Known as the richest race in motocross, the Monster Energy Cup feature some of the world’s top riders vying for $1 million in prize money. The fights will take place during the “Party in the Pits” pre-race festivities.
“This was a unique opportunity to align two hugely exciting brands in Bellator and Monster, and we are excited to be a part of it,” Bellator President Scott Coker stated in a release. “I know over 50,000 people will be in attendance... and those fans are also going to be treated to some incredible action inside the cage before the racing begins. There is a huge crossover in terms of demographics so this made all the sense in the world to collaborate on this, and take the next step in our partnership with Monster Energy.”
A heavyweight bout pitting James Wilson against Dan Charles will serve as the three-fight card’s main event.
Wilson will be making his promotional debut. “The Beast” lost his last outing for King of the Cage after opening his career with three straight wins. Charles is looking to parlay his success at Bellator 126 with a win on Saturday. “The Man” holds a .500 record under the Bellator banner, after dropping a scrap to “Mighty Mo” Siliga at Bellator 100.
Rounding out the festivities will be A.J. Williams taking on Adrian Hadribeaj in lightweight action, as well as Sean Cantor against Gustavo Lopez at bantamweight.