Bellator MMA is returning back to Atlantic City again, with Bellator MMA 118: Warren vs. Silva. Bellator 118 is not only returning to AC, but returning to the Revel Casino and they're bringing a stacked fight card with them. In the main event, former Bellator Featherweight Champion Joe Warren is taking on Rafael Silva for the Interim Bellator Bantamweight Championship. Also on this card, is a total of seven Binns Management clients, including two on the main card on Spike TV fighting in separate $100,000 tournaments.
The self-proclaimed "Baddest Man on the Planet" Joe Warren was originally supposed to face current Bantamweight Champion Eduardo Dantas for the Bantamweight Title. Unfortunately, Dantas had to pull off the card but Rafael Silva stepped up and took the Interim Championship bout with Warren instead. Warren is currently on a three fight win streak, and has already been in multiple title fights in his career so far. Although Warren has more accolades than Silva, Silva has the experience advantage having fought in 11 more bouts than Warren. Silva has 17 finishes out of his 21 victories inside the cage, so be sure to keep your eyes open during this fight.
Binns Management client Sam "Sammy O" Oropeza is fighting in the co-main event against Russian striker Andrey Koreshkov in the semi-finals of the Welterweight $100K tournament. If Oropeza gets past Koreshkov he will be heading to the finals to face Adam McDonough for the $100K prize and a title shot at newly crowned Bellator MMA Welterweight Champion Douglas "The Phenom" Lima. Both men have been on a tear as of late, and are both proven knockout artists. This fight may just be fight of the night.
Binns Management client "Crazy" Mike Mucitelli is one of the top Light Heavyweight prospects on the East Coast. He is undefeated at 6-0 with 5 first round KO/TKO finishes. Mucitelli has fought for multiple top notch organizations including Bellator MMA, Matrix Fights, and CES MMA. Mucitelli is going to be taking on Liam McGeary in a highly anticipated match up between two undefeated fighters at 6-0, and it will be in the first round of the upcoming Bellator MMA $100K Light Heavyweight tournament.
There are a total of 5 other Binns Management clients on the Bellator 118 fight card including Gemiyale "Baby Hercules" Adkins, Martinez BJJ's own Jesus Martinez, Daddis Fight Camps Anthony "Cheesesteak" Morrison, Jay Haas, and Sidney Outlaw. The following is the full fight card to Bellator MMA 118: Warren vs. Silva (card subject to change) :
Main Card: (Spike TV – 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT)
Joe Warren (10-3) vs. Rafael Silva (21-3)
Andrey Koreshkov (15-1) vs. Sam Oropeza (11-2)
Liam McGeary (6-0) vs. Mike Mucitelli (6-0)
Marcos Galvao (15-6-1) vs. Thomas Vasquez (7-0)
Preliminary Card: (Spike.com – 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT)
Gemiyale Adkins (8-6) vs. Dante Rivera (15-7)
Jesus Martinez (8-5) vs. Ryan Contaldi (7-7)
Joe Pingitore (4-1-1) vs. Darrion Caldwell (4-0)
Jay Haas (11-13) vs. Lester Caslow (11-9)
Julian Lane (6-3-1) vs. Anthony Morrison (18-10)
Tim Woods (6-4) vs. Eugene Fadiora (13-1)
Mike Bannon (5-1) vs. Sidney Outlaw (2-0)
Amran Aliyev (3-2) vs. Kevin Roddy (13-15-1)
Bellator MMA 118 is on May 2nd at the Revel Casino in Atlantic City. The Official Bellator 118 After-Party is being held at the Irish Pub in Atlantic City (located at 164 St. James Place at The Boardwalk, Atlantic City, NJ 08401). There will be Bellator MMA and 215MMA gear giveaways as well as autographs and pictures with your favorite fighters. Also it will be the Grand Opening of the Official 215MMA Online Store at www.215MMA.com. You can go there now and sign up for the 215MMA VIP list to get all the latest on 215MMA events, discounts, and giveaway packages! All you have to do is head over there and sign up with your e-mail.