Bellator 86 Card Finalized, Four Preliminary Card Fights Added
MMA Junkie reports that Bellator has finalized the card for Bellator 86 with four preliminary card fights. The event takes place on January 24 at the WinStar World Casino in Thackerville, Oklahoma The event’s main card airs on Spike TV following prelims on Spike.com. The main event will be welterweight champion Ben Askren vs Karl Amoussou.
On the preliminary card, Cortez Coleman (8-3 MMA, 0-0 BFC) will face Matt Jones (4-3 MMA, 0-0 BFC), who’s on a 4-1 run. Other fights include featherweights Hunter Tucker (4-0 MMA, 0-0 BFC) vs. Javier Obregon (4-3 MMA, 0-0 BFC), featherweights Mike Maldonado (3-0 MMA, 0-0 BFC) vs. Joseph Salas (2-3 MMA, 0-0 BFC), and lightweights Zach Church (1-1 MMA, 0-0 BFC) vs. Damon Jackson (3-0 MMA, 0-0 BFC).
The full Bellator 86 card now includes:
MAIN CARD (Spike TV, 10 p.m. ET)
Ben Askren vs. Karl Amoussou – for welterweight title
Muhammed Lawal vs. Przemyslaw Mysiala – light-heavyweight-tournament opening round
Douglas Lima vs. Michail Tsarev – welterweight-tournament opening round
Ben Saunders vs. Koffi Adzitso – welterweight-tournament opening round
PRELIMINARY CARD (Spike.com, 8 p.m. ET)
Brent Weedman vs. Marius Zaromskis – welterweight-tournament opening round
Raul Amaya vs. Jose Gomes – welterweight-tournament opening round
Javier Obregon vs. Hunter Tucker
Mike Maldonado vs. Joseph Salas
Zach Church vs. Damon Jackson
Cortez Coleman vs. Matt Jones