Meeting in a bantamweight match will be returning veteran Ronnie Mann (21-5-1) and Brazilian Rodrigo ‘Ratinho’ Lima (10-1).
Officials announced the new addition on Twitter (@BellatorMMA) this afternoon.
- Bantamweight action @RonnieMannMMA vs. @RodrigoRatinho1 joins Thursday’s card. http://ow.ly/jpeGc
Bellator 94 is scheduled to take place on March 28, 2013 at the USF Sun Dome in Tampa, Florida. The main card will air on Spike TV at 10pm EST (7pm PST), while the prelim card is set to stream at Spike.com.
The event will feature Season Eight Finalists in the lightweight and light heavyweight divisions. Saad Awad vs. David Rickels meet at 155-lbs, while Emanuel Newton and Mikhail Zayats square off at 205-lbs.
Mann hasn’t been in action since March of last year at Bellator 60, losing in the quarter-finals of the Season Six tournament to Mike Corey by unanimous decision. Prior to that the Brit earned a first round sub over Kenny Foster in a non-tournament match at Bellator 53.
Lima debuted in the Bellator cage in April 2012, seeing his undefeated streak end at ten matches after losing to Hioshi Nakamura in the quarter finals of the Season Six tournament. That match was his only bout of 2012 after picking up three victories in 2011, two submissions and one TKO stoppage.