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Bellator 96 Lineup Finalized

Bellator 96 Lineup Finalized

Bellator 96 is set for this Wednesday as the lineup was finalized today with a five-fight main card that will air live on Spike TV beginning at 8PM ET. The billing will be preceded by an eight-fight preliminary card. The Wednesday show will serve as a lead-in for the show’s debuting reality show, Fight Master: Bellator MMA, which will air immediately following the conclusion of the action in Thackerville, Oklahoma.

The Bellator 96 lineup is a solid one for the promotion’s June 19 return trip to the WinStar Casino in Thackerville, Oklahoma. The card will feature a pair of tournaments as the light heavyweights, featuring Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal, do battle in their own four-man tournament alongside the heavyweights.

Bellator 96 Card:

Main Card (Spike TV, 8PM ET)

  • Bellator Light Heavyweight Tournament: “King Mo” Lawal (9-2) vs. Seth Petruzelli (14-7)
  • Bellator Light Heavyweight Tournament: Renato “Babalu” Sobral (37-10) vs. Jacob Noe (11-2)
  • Bellator Heavyweight Tournament: Vinicius “Spartan” Queiroz (6-3) vs. Rich Hale (21-5)
  • Bellator Heavyweight Tournament: Vitaly Minakov (10-0) vs. Ron Sparks (8-1)
  • Welterweight Feature Fight: War Machine (12-4) vs. Blas Avena (8-6)

Preliminary Card (, 6PM ET)

  • Bantamweight Feature Fight: Justin McNally (1-1) vs. Steven Artoff (5-1)
  • Lightweight Feature Fight: Brandon Girtz (8-2) vs. Derek Campos (10-3)
  • Light Heavyweight Feature Fight: Brandon Halsey (3-0) vs. Joe Yaeger (5-1)
  • Heavyweight Feature Fight: Jeremiah O’Neal vs. Raphael Butler (5-0)
  • Lightweight Feature Fight: Keith Miner (5-4) vs. Damon Jackson (4-0)
  • Bantamweight Feature Fight: Mike Maldonado (4-0) vs. Chavous Smith (2-3)
  • Middleweight Feature Fight: Keith Berry (14-10) vs. Cortez Coleman (9-3)
  • Featherweight Feature Fight: Jarrod Card (13-6) vs. Chas Skelly (10-0)

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