Bellator 97 will feature two title fights and two tournament finals. Bellator’s Season 4 winner and current Lightweight Champion, Michael Chandler, will square off against Season 8 tournament winner David Rickels. Bellator’s ground-and-pound king and Welterweight Champion, Ben Askren, will also defend the strap tonight against the Russian Andrey Koreshkov.
Next, Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal is determined to avenge the recent loss of his friend and now retired MMA vet Renato Sobral against Jacob Noe in the light heavyweight tournament finals.
Lastly, a heavyweight bout between Vitaly Minakov and Ryan Martinez is expected to end in another glorious knockout.
All of this will go down at Bellator 97, so make sure you tune in to Spike TV.