The undercard for Bellator 51 has been finalized. Six preliminary fights were confirmed by promotion officials on Tuesday, each of which are scheduled to stream live on Spike.com. Bellator Fighting Championships is co-promoting the action with The North American Allied Fight Series.
Four previously unknown bouts headlined the announcement: light heavyweights John Hawk (5-3) vs. Allan Weickert (6-8), light heavyweights Dan Spohn (5-0) vs. Dane Bonnigson (1-1), lightweights Clint Musser (0-0) vs. Joey Holt (2-0), and bantamweight Farkhad Sharipov (13-3) vs. an opponent to be named later.
Two prior undercard bouts were also confirmed by officials. Jessica Eye (3-1) takes on Casey Noland (3-1) in a women's bantamweight tilt and Frank Caraballo (6-4) faces Dustin Kempf (5-4) in a featherweight battle.
Bellator 51 is slated for September 24th at the Canton Memorial Civic Center in Canton, Ohio. The event is headlined by a foursome of bantamweight quarterfinals featuring Bellator featherweight champion Joe Warren, former featherweight champion Joe Soto, and former WEC bantamweight champion Chase Beebe. The main card will be broadcasted live on MTV2 at 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT, alongside a high-definition simulcast on EPIX.
Bellator 51 fight card:
Main Card (simulcast on MTV2 and EPIX):
Bantamweight Quarterfinal: Alexis Vila vs. Joe Warren
Bantamweight Quarterfinal: Eduardo Dantas vs. Wilson Reis
Bantamweight Quarterfinal: Luiz Nogueira vs. Ed West
Bantamweight Quarterfinal: Chase Beebe vs. Marcos Galvao
Preliminary Card (streamed on Spike.com):
Women's Bantamweight: Jessica Eye vs. Casey Noland
Featherweight: Frank Caraballo vs. Dustin Kempf
Light Heavyweight: John Hawk vs. Allan Weickert
Light Heavyweight: Dane Bonnigson vs. Dan Spohn
Lightweight: Joey Holt vs. Clint Musser
Bantamweight: Farkhad Sharipov vs. TBA