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Atlantic City's Revel to host Bellator 118

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According to a Jan. 24 report from, Atlantic City's Revel will host the stacked Bellator 118 MMA card on May 2.

“The Baddest Man On The Planet” Joe Warren will be featured in the main event against the winner of the Eduardo Dantas vs. Rafael Silva bantamweight championship fight.

“I know what it’s like to have the belt wrapped around my waist, and I’m getting it back on May 2nd,” Warren said. “I’ve only been in MMA for about five years, and I feel like I’m just hitting my groove now. I feel great, I feel explosive, I love Bellator, and I want that belt.”

No announcement has been made for the co-main fight, but Bellator 118 is expected to feature the Bellator Season 10 Featherweight Tournament Finals.

Bellator's feathweight tournament opening round includes Diego Nunes (18-5) vs. Matt Bessette (12-4), Mike Richman (16-3) vs. Desmond Green (9-2), Daniel Weichel (31-8) vs. Scott Cleve (14-3) and Goiti Yamauchi (16-1) vs. Will Martinez (8-2), so the two finalists will battle it out for a $100,000 prize on May 2 at Bellator 118.

The event will broadcast on Spike TV at 9 p.m. in the east, following prelims on

".@JoeWarrenMMA will meet the winner of @DuduDantasMMA vs. @morcego_mma for the Bantamweight World Title, May 2nd!," Bellator tweeted from its official Twitter handle.

Warren, 37, is riding a three-fight win streak, including victories over Travis Marx and Nick Kirk. As a former Bellator champion, he knows what it takes to win the belt.

He's now just one victory away from having the strap around his waist again.

As for Revel, it's one of the nicest new casinos in the country. In the two years since its opening, Revel has hosted several high-level MMA events.


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