For Immediate Release:
Oct. 4, 2017
LIMITED-EDITION ROYCE GRACIE BOBBLEHEAD TO BE GIVEN AWAY AT BELLATOR 185 ON FRIDAY, OCTOBER 20 AT MOHEGAN SUN ARENA
EXCLUSIVE ROYCE GRACIE MEET AND GREET TO BE HELD FORBELLATOR 185 TICKETHOLDERS AT MOHEGAN SUN CONCOURSE
WHAT: Limited-Edition Royce Gracie Bobblehead Giveaway and Meet & Greet
Bellator MMA will be giving away a free limited-edition Royce Gracie bobblehead on Friday, Oct. 20 to the first 5,000 fans in attendance at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn. for Bellator 185: Mousasi vs. Shlemenko. The bobblehead giveaway is limited to one per person and will only be available to ticketholders upon entry into the arena.
Additionally, Bellator MMA fans are invited to attend a unique opportunity to meet the Brazilian jiu-jitsu great, Royce Gracie, prior to Bellator 185: Mousasi vs. Shlemenko. The fan meet and greet will take place on the concourse of Mohegan Sun on Friday, October 20, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. ET. Space is limited and fans are encouraged to arrive early to reserve their place in line.
***Bobblehead giveaway and meet and greet are exclusively for Bellator 185 ticketholders***
***Bobbleheads distributed at venue points of entry, only while supplies last at each entry***
WHERE: Mohegan Sun Arena
WHEN: Meet & Greet
Friday, October 20 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. ET
WHO: Royce Gracie
Royce Gracie (15-2-3)
The name Gracie is synonymous with MMA, and that is in large part to Royce Gracie, the man widely considered to have invented the sport as it is known today. The winner of several of the first UFC tournaments, Gracie dismantled multiple opponents in a single night, many of which were much larger than him. For years, there was no answer for the Gracie jiu-jitsu technique that he brought to the cage. Today, it's difficult to find an MMA fighter who has not trained in the art of Brazilian jiu-jitsu that his father invented. In February of 2016, Gracie headlined Bellator 149 against longtime rival Ken Shamrock in an event that shattered Bellator viewership records.
FIGHT INFO: Bellator 185: Mousasi vs. Shlemenko will be broadcast LIVE and FREE on SPIKE at 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT, while preliminary action will stream on Bellator.com and the Bellator Mobile App. Tickets for the event are on sale now and can be purchased at Bellator.com, as well as the Mohegan Sun Arena box office and Ticketmaster.
Updated Bellator 185: Mousasi vs. Shlemenko Main Card
Middleweight Main Event: Gegard Mousasi (42-6-2) vs. Alexander Shlemenko (52-9)
Welterweight Co-Main Event: Brennan Ward (15-6) vs. Dave “Caveman” Rickels (18-4)
Light Heavyweight Bout: Liam McGeary (12-2) vs. Bubba McDaniel (28-10)
Women’s Flyweight Bout: Heather Hardy (1-0) vs. Kristina Williams (Pro Debut)
Updated Bellator 185: Mousasi vs. Shlemenko Preliminary Card
Catchweight Bout (195 lbs.): Jordan Young (7-0) vs. Alex Hooben (5-3)
Lightweight Bout: Ryan Quinn (13-7-1) vs. Marcus Surin (4-0)
Middleweight Bout: Costello van Steenis (8-1) vs. Steve Skrzat (8-9)
Catchweight Bout (160 lbs.): Kastroit Xhema (1-1) vs. Kevin Carrier (Pro Debut)
Featherweight Bout: Frank Sforza (6-0) vs. Vovka Clay (3-1)
Lightweight Bout: John Beneduce (2-1) vs. Dean Hancock (2-1)
*Fight card subject to change.
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