Press Release – Thackerville, OK. (January 22, 2013) —The weigh-in and pre-fight press conference for Bellator MMA will take place Wednesday at 5:00 P.M. CST inside WinStar World Casino, located at 777 Casino Ave, Thackerville, OK 73459. Bellator MMA will take place at WinStar World Casino on Thursday, January 24th with the first fight taking place at 7 p.m. CST and streaming LIVE on Spike.com. The televised portion of the night will begin at 9 p.m. CST and will air LIVE on Spike TV.
All participants from Thursday night’s event will be on hand, including Bellator Welterweight Champion Ben Askren, his challenger Karl Amoussou, along with Light Heavyweight Tournament Quarterfinalist King Mo.
The event will be emceed by Bellator cage announcer Michael C. Williams and Bellator color commentator Jimmy Smith.
As always the weigh-in is open to both the public and media.
The full fight card is listed below:
Bellator Welterweight Championship Fight: Ben Askren (10-0) vs. Karl Amoussou (16-4-2)
Light Heavyweight Tournament Quarterfinal Fight: Przemyslaw Mysiala (16-7) vs. King Mo (8-1)
Welterweight Tournament Quarterfinal Fight: Douglas Lima (22-5) vs. Michail Tsarev (24-3)
Welterweight Tournament Quarterfinal Fight: Koffie Adzitso (18-9) vs. Ben Saunders (13-5-2)
Welterweight Tournament Quarterfinal Fight: Marius Zaromskis (19-7) vs. Brent Weedman (20-8)
Welterweight Tournament Quarterfinal Fight: Raul Amaya (10-1) vs. Jose Gomes (32-8)
Middleweight Feature Fight: Matt Jones (4-3) vs. Cortez Coleman (8-3)
Bantamweight Feature Fight: Chris Pham (2-0) vs. Jason Sampson (9-1)
Lightweight Feature Fight: Zach Church (1-1) vs. Damon Jackson (3-0)
Featherweight Feature Fight: Mike Maldonado (3-0) vs. Joseph Salas (2-3)
Featherweight Feature Fight: Hunter Tucker (4-0) vs. Javier Obregon (4-3)
For more information, visit Bellator.com, follow Bellator on Twitter @BellatorMMA, follow Bellator Chairman & CEO Bjorn Rebney @BjornRebney and check out Bellator on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Bellator
About Bellator MMA
Bellator MMA is the world’s largest tournament based Mixed Martial Arts organization. Televised to nearly 500 Million homes worldwide in over 107 countries, Bellator’s majority owner is entertainment giant Viacom. In the United States, Bellator can be seen on Spike TV, the MMA television leader. With over 150 world-class athletes under contract, Bellator is home to many of the sport’s top mixed martial artists. Bellator’s founder & CEO, Bjorn Rebney, is an experienced fighting sports and entertainment executive with a deep commitment to the purity and integrity of the sport of MMA and its athletes. Bellator’s core philosophy is that title shots should be earned, not given. This belief gave rise to Bellator’s real sport, tournament-based format, which gives Bellator’s tournaments a true playoff feel that keeps the sport true and distances itself from the subjective side of fighting sports found in organizations that utilize a matchmaking/casting formula. Bellator MMA is comprised of an executive team that includes top industry professionals in television production, live event orchestration, fighter development/relations, venue procurement, sponsorship creation/development, international licensing, marketing, advertising, publicity and commission relations. Bellator is based in Newport Beach, California.
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