Bellator MMA heavy hitters Brennan Ward (14-6) and Andre Fialho (9-1) will square off in a 185-pound duel on the main card of Bellator 207 on Oct. 12 at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut. A source close to the pairing confirmed the bout to Sherdog.com Thursday evening.
Ward, 30, of nearby Waterford, Connecticut, will look to get back in the win column following back-to-back losses to Fernando Gonzalez and Paul Daley. He was finished convincingly in each defeat.
Fialho, an American Kickboxing Academy prospect, bounced back from his first career setback by edging A.J. Matthews in his last action in July of 2017. The 24 year-old from Portugal is 3-1 in the Bellator cage, with his lone defeat coming by way of an early knockout courtesy of Chidi Njokuani.
Bellator 207 will be headlined by a heavyweight tournament bout pitting Matt Mitrione against Ryan Bader and will also feature another clash of big men in Roy Nelson versus Pride Fighting Championships vet Sergei Kharitonov.