The event will be hosted by Portland’s Rose Quarter and will feature the opening round of the promotion’s next lightweight tourney. In case you’ve forgotten, the tournament will feature UFC vets John Alessio and Marcus Davis, who are fighting Will Brooks and Alex “Tiger”Sarnavskiy respectively.
One of the announced preliminary card fights will include Season 7 lightweight finalist Marcin Held, who will take on Ricardo Tirloni. Although Held lost by unanimous decision to Dave Jansen in the finals, prior to the loss the 21 year-old had won five straight, which included his sick, toe hold submission win over Rich Clementi.
Here is the entire line-up for Bellator 101, which will be broadcast live on SPIKE. It looks like another solid card, considering it also features rising prospect Will Brooks and last season’s break-out lightweight, Saad Awad.
Bellator Lightweight Tournament Opening Round: Rob Sinclair (12-2) vs. Rich Clementi (45-22-1)
Bellator Lightweight Tournament Opening Round: Martin Stapleton (12-1) vs. Saad Awad (14-5)
Bellator Lightweight Tournament Opening Round: John Alessio (34-16) vs. Will Brooks (10-1)
Bellator Lightweight Tournament Opening Round: Marcus Davis (22-9) vs. Tiger Sarnavskiy (23-1)
Lightweight Feature Fight: Ricardo Tirloni (15-4) vs. Marcin Held (15-3)
Middleweight Feature Fight: Joe Pacheco (6-0) vs. Tyson Jeffries (10-7)
Welterweight Feature Fight: Andy Uhrich (9-3) vs. Nathan Coy (12-4)
Middleweight Feature Fight: Jeremiah Riggs (7-7) vs. Peter Aspinwall (3-3)
Lightweight Feature Fight: Scott Thometz (6-2) vs. Brent Primus (2-0)
Bantamweight Feature Fight: Austin Springer (3-0) vs. Brent Alvarez (1-1)