Bellator MMA to Receive Regulatory Support For ‘Bellator 158: London’ This Saturday

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Bellator MMA to Receive Regulatory Support For 'Bellator 158: London' This Saturday

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BELLATOR MMA TO RECEIVE REGULATORY SUPPORT FROM THE MOHEGAN DEPARTMENT OF ATHLETIC REGULATION FOR 'BELLATOR 158: LONDON' ON SATURDAY AT THE O2

 

LONDON -- (July 13, 2016) –  Bellator is pleased to announce that the promotion will be receiving regulatory support from the Mohegan Department of Athletic Regulation for the “Bellator 158: London” event this Saturday at The O2 in London, England.

 

The athletic commission will be conducting regulatory drug testing on the “Bellator 158: London” combatants both pre and post-fight.

 

Bellator Director of Regulatory Affairs and ISKA President, Cory Schafer commented, “I couldn’t be more pleased to have the Mohegan commission’s involvement in Bellator’s upcoming international event.  It will help establish a level of regulatory consistency that clearly serves the best interest of the promotion and the athletes. We look forward to very successful and well-regulated event.”

 

The “Bellator 158: London” event is going to be a can’t-miss blockbuster featuring the always-entertaining British sensation Paul Daley (38-13-2) against Brazilian knockout specialist Douglas Lima (26-6) in the main event. Former NFL player Matt Mitrione (10-5) will face former “Britain’s Strongest Man” winner, Oli Thompson (17-8) in the co-main event. Michael “Venom” Page (10-0) aims to continue his raging pace and remain unbeaten when he challenges MMA veteran “Cyborg” Santos (21-17), and Lukasz Klinger (7-2) makes his promotional debut against Francis Carmont (24-11).

 

"Bellator 158: London” takes place on Saturday, July 16 from the O2 in London and will be broadcast on SPIKE UK from 9 - 10 p.m. BST and Channel 5 from 10 p.m. – midnight BST. Meanwhile in America, the card will air on SPIKE at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

 

“Bellator 158: London” Fight Card

 

Bellator MMA Welterweight Feature Bout: Douglas Lima (26-6) vs. Paul Daley (38-13-2)

Bellator MMA Heavyweight Feature Bout: Matt Mitrione (9-5) vs. Oli Thompson (17-8)

Bellator MMA Welterweight Feature Bout: Michael Page (10-0) vs. Evangelista “Cyborg” Santos (21-17)

Bellator MMA Light Heavyweight Feature Bout: Francis Carmont (24-11) vs. Lukasz Klinger (7-2)

Bellator MMA Featherweight Feature Bout: James Gallagher (3-0) vs. Mike Cutting (6-5)

 

Preliminary Card:

 

Bellator MMA Heavyweight Preliminary Bout: James Mulheron (8-1) vs. Neil Grove (12-7)

Bellator MMA Middleweight Preliminary Bout: Michael Shipman (8-1) vs. Dom Clark (7-9)

Bellator MMA Flyweight Preliminary Bout: Pietro Menga (12-0) vs. Spencer Hewitt (12-10)

Bellator MMA Bantamweight Preliminary Bout: Luiz Tosta (9-2) vs. Dean Garnett (7-0)

Bellator MMA Middleweight Preliminary Bout: Jason Radcliffe (8-2) vs. Jack Mason (29-15)

Bellator MMA Welterweight Preliminary Bout: Chase Morton (6-2) vs. Nathaniel Wood (8-3)

Bellator MMA Middleweight Preliminary Bout: Alex Reid (11-9-1) vs. Manuel Garcia (27-19)

Bellator MMA Middleweight Preliminary Bout: C.J. Meeks (4-1) vs. Danny Mitchell (17-7-1)

 

About Bellator MMA:

Bellator MMA is a leading Mixed Martial Arts organization featuring many of the best fighters in the world. Under the direction of veteran fight promoter Scott Coker, Bellator is available to nearly 500 million homes worldwide in over 140 countries. In the United States, Bellator can be seen on Spike, the MMA television leader.  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 Santa Monica, California and owned by entertainment giant Viacom, home to the world's premier entertainment brands that connect with audiences through compelling content across television, motion picture, online and mobile platforms.

 

About Spike:

Spike is available in 98.7 million homes and is a division of Viacom Media Networks.  A unit of Viacom (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB), Viacom Media Networks is one of the world's leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms.  Spike's Internet address is www.spike.com and for up-to-the-minute and archival press information and photographs, visit Spike's press site at http://www.spike.com/press.  Follow us on Twitter @spiketvpr for the latest in breaking news updates, behind-the-scenes information and photos.

 

About Channel 5

Channel 5 launched as Britain's fifth public service channel in March 1997 and has been owned by Viacom International Media Networks since September 2014.  Channel 5, 5STAR, 5USA and Spike reach 4 in 5 of the UK viewing public each month with a broad mix of popular content for all the family across entertainment, documentaries, sport, drama from the UK and US, films, reality, comedy, children’s and news.  My5 is a new service allowing viewers to watch content online for free from Channel 5, 5STAR, 5USA, and Spike.

 

About ATAK Promotions:

ATAK Promotions is a Company with an International reach based in the heart of London. It is a cutting edge organization which, with sister company ATAK Management is at the forefront of working with some of the biggest names in sports promotion, management and event organization. It is run by some of the World's leading sports lawyers, promoters and accountants and offer a complete package for sportsmen and women in collaboration with our clients, investors and sponsors. ATAK's partners include internationally recognized and award winning teams from the world of marketing, PR and sports.

 

About The O2:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        The O2 is the world’s most popular music and entertainment venue. Since opening in 2007, it has been visited by more than 60 million people and picked up awards including: Venue of the Year at the Music Week Awards, Venue of the Year at the Event Awards, Venue of the Year at the AEO Awards, Pollstar International Arena of the Year (nine consecutive years), Venue Team of the Year at the Event Awards, Best New Major Concert Venue, Venue of the Year at The Event Services Association and Favourite Venue at the TPI Awards. In addition to the arena, The O2 is also home to indigo at The O2, a live performance space; an 11-screen Cineworld complex; Up at The O2 – an experience that allows visitors to walk across the roof of The O2; Brooklyn Bowl - a 12-lane bowling alley, 800 capacity live music space and 130 cover restaurant, and The Avenue, which features 26 bars and restaurants

 

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