According to an Apr. 7 report from Sherdog, Bellator MMA returns to Atlantic City's Revel on May 2, with a stacked card that includes a clash between Eduardo Dantas and “The Baddest Man On The Planet” Joe Warren.
Also on the Bellator 118 card, Russian striker Andrey Koreshkov fights Philadelphia native Sam Oropeza in a tilt that will be part of Bellator's Season 10 welterweight tournament.
“I always say things happen for a reason, and this is one of those moments where everything is coming together,” Oropeza said. “It was frustrating to hear the fight got pushed back after training so hard for this semifinal fight, but when we heard I’d be fighting back in Revel so close to friends and family, things really couldn’t have worked out better.
“Bellator has taken great care of me, and I can’t wait to put on a show on May 2 and move onto the finals of this tournament.”
Rounding out the Bellator 118 main card, Marcos Galvao (15-6-1) takes on Thomas Vasquez (7-0) at bantamweight, and Liam McGeary (6-0) meets Mike Mucitelli (6-0) in a welterweight feature fight.
The event airs live on Spike TV at 9 p.m., following a loaded preliminary card that includes Tim Woods (6-4) vs. Dante Rivera (15-7), Jesus Martinez (8-5) vs. Ryan Contaldi (7-7) and a featherweight fight between Joe Pingitore (4-1-1) and Darrion Caldwell (4-0).
The Bellator 118 preliminary cards broadcasts live and free on Spike.com. Rumor has it that Phil Baroni will also be on the Bellator 118 card, but no official word yet from Bellator officials.
Here's a look at the full Bellator 118 main card:
- Bellator Bantamweight World Title Fight: Eduardo Dantas (16-3) vs. Joe Warren (10-3)
- Bellator Welterweight Tournament Semifinals: Andrey Koreshkov (15-1) vs. Sam Oropeza (11-2)
- Bantamweight Feature Fight: Marcos Galvao (15-6-1) vs. Thomas Vasquez (7-0)
- Welterweight Feature Fight: Liam McGeary (6-0) vs. Mike Mucitelli (6-0)
- Welterweight Feature Fight: Tim Woods (6-4) vs. Dante Rivera (15-7)
- Welterweight Feature Fight: Jesus Martinez (8-5) vs. Ryan Contaldi (7-7)
- Featherweight Feature Fight: Joe Pingitore (4-1-1) vs. Darrion Caldwell (4-0)
- Featherweight Feature Fight: Jay Haas (11-13) vs. Lester Caslow (11-9)
- Catchweight Feature Fight (151lbs): Julian Lane (6-3-1) vs. Anthony Morrison (18-10)
- Heavyweight Feature Fight: Pat Bennett (4-3) vs. John Fain (1-0)
- Lightweight Feature Fight: Mike Bannon (5-1) vs. Sidney Outlaw (2-0)
- Featherweight Feature Fight: Amran Aliyev (3-2) vs. Kevin Roddy (13-15-1)