Full Card Finalized For Bellator 128 Friday, October 10th, Emanating From WinStar World Casino & Resort
The Baddest Man On The Planet Returns as Joe Warren Meets Eduardo Dantas For Bantamweight Title; Michael Venom Page Set To Face Nah-Shon Burrell in Co-Main Event
Newport Beach, Calif. (September 16, 2014) Bellator MMA will return to WinStar World Casino on Friday, October 10th for Bellator 128 live on Spike TV as Bantamweights Eduardo Dantas and Joe Warren meet to unify the 135 lbs. Bellator Bantamweight Title in the main event of the evening. The night will also feature the return of MVP himself Michael Page, as the welterweight battles Nah-Shon Burrell and a full preliminary card.
The event will broadcast live at 9 p.m. EST/ 8 p.m. CST on Spike TV. The preliminary card will be streamed live and free on Spike.com beginning at 7 p.m. EST/ 6 p.m. CST. Tickets for the event are on sale now and can be purchased at Ticketmaster.com or by visiting the WinStar World Casino & Resort Box Office.
Kicking off the Spike.com portion of the night will be a battle of Oklahoma City natives J.C. Cottrell and Jonathan Gary. Both looking to make their mark in their Bellator debuts, Gary has won three of his previous four fights and has recorded nine wins by KO or submission. Cottrell is coming off a first round submission victory and has posted seven of his 12 professional wins by submission.
Five-time Bellator veteran Cortez Coleman will return to the bright lights and battle William Florentino. Known for his ability to finish fights, Coleman has recorded seven wins by KO or submission, five in the first round. Florentino is ready to get back into the cage after grabbing a decision victory against Guillermo Martinez Ayme in his Bellator debut at Bellator 121 and with four of his five wins coming by submission, Florentino will look to his ground game to take down Coleman.
Oklahomas own Treston Thomison will face Cody Walker in a featherweight fight. Walker has recorded all three of his professional wins by submission, but after falling short in his Bellator debut at B121 Walker is looking for redemption against Thomison on October 10th. Thomison has won four of his previous five fights all by first round KO or submission and is looking for the finish against Walker in front of his home state crowd.
Rounding out the preliminary card will be a featherweight battle between Emmanuel Sanchez and Stephen Banaszak and former middleweight tournament semifinalist Jason Butcher will meet Andreas Michailidis under the Bellator banner.
Johnathan Martinez will look to maintain his undefeated record in a fight against Brandon Seyler in a flyweight bout and Danny Sykora will face Bellator veteran Jason Sampson in a lightweight battle.
Full fight card listed below.
Bantamweight Title Fight: Eduardo Dantas (16-3) vs. Joe Warren (11-3)
Welterweight Feature Fight: Michael Page (6-0) vs. Nah-Shon Burrell (10-4)
Lightweight Feature Fight: Tiger Sarnavskiy (28-2) vs. John Gunderson (35-16)
Middleweight Feature Fight: Bubba McDaniel (22-8) vs. Emiliano Sordi (12-4)
Lightweight Feature Fight: J.C. Cottrell (12-2) vs. Jonathan Gary (10-4)
Welterweight Feature Fight: William Florentino (5-3) vs. Cortez Coleman (10-6)
Featherweight Feature Fight: Treston Thomison (8-2) vs. Cody Walker (3-2)
Flyweight Feature Fight: Johnathan Martinez (1-0) vs. Brandon Seyler (2-1-1)
Lightweight Feature Fight: Danny Sykora (7-4) vs. Jason Sampson (10-1)
Featherweight Feature Fight: Emmanuel Sanchez (8-1) vs. Stephen Banaszak (3-3)
Middleweight Feature Fight: Andreas Michailidis (5-1) vs. Jason Butcher (7-1)
Featherweight Feature Fight: John Teixeira (16-1) vs. TBD
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