Bellator has announced the line-up for its November 15th card, and not only will it feature middleweight champ Alexander Shlemenko fighting Doug Marshall, but Patricio “Pitbull” will battle Justin Wilcox in the featherweight tourney final. Those are both fights that have some serious entertainment potential. Bellator 107 will be hosted by the Revel Atlantic City.
Shlemenko (48-7) will be fighting for the second time in approximately three months, as the vaunted striker took on Brett Cooper in September and scored a unanimous decision win. If you didn’t see their Bellator 98 bout then you missed out on one of the promotion’s best fights of the year.
Since Marshall (18-6) knocked out Cooper in the middleweight tourney final back in April, the powerful slugger was supposed to fight Shlemenko, but a hand injury forced him to withdraw. The WEC vet has gone has gone 4-0 after signing with Bellator.
“I’m super excited about this fight,” Marshall said in a press release from Bellator. “I was bummed when I had to watch Brett Cooper take my spot because of my injury, but after watching the fight I was able to see that there is no way Shlemenko can beat me. The only thing Shlemenko has is that he is tough. There is no doubt in my mind that I am the most powerful middleweight in the division. As soon as Shlemenko feels my fist on the side of his face he will be sleeping on the mat. Winning this fight is a no brainer for me.”
“Pitbull” (20-2) has continued to impress in the latest Bellator 145 tourney, as he bombed out UFC vet Diego Nunes, and most recently earned a UD win over Fabricio Guerreiro to advance to the finals.
Wilcox (13-5) came from behind to submit Akop Stepanyan in the quarterfinals, and most recently scored a decision win over Joe Taimanglo in the semis.
Here is the complete line-up for Bellator 107. As always, the event’s main card will be broadcast on SPIKE.
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Bellator Middleweight World Title Fight: Alexander Shlemenko (48-7) vs. Doug “The Rhino” Marshall (18-6)
Bellator Featherweight Tournament Final: Patricio Pitbull (20-2) vs. Justin Wilcox (13-5)
Bantamweight Feature Fight: Marcos Galvao (14-6-1) vs. Tom McKenna (7-3)
Welterweight Feature Fight: Nah’Shon Burrell (9-3) vs. Dante Rivera (15-7)
Welterweight Feature Fight: Chip Moraza-Pollard (7-4) vs. Sam Oropeza (8-2)
Light Heavyweight Feature Fight: Jason Lambert (26-12) vs. Tom DeBlass (8-2)
Featherweight Feature Fight: Kevin Roddy (13-14-1) vs. Will Martinez (6-2-1)
Light Heavyweight Feature Fight: Najim Wali (3-2) vs. Liam McGeary (6-0)
Lightweight Feature Fight: Anthony Morrison (17-10) vs. Kenny Foster (10-7)
Featherweight Feature Fight: Dan Matala (debut) vs. Ryan Cafaro (debut)
Bantamweight Feature Fight: Sergio da Silva (1-4) vs. Rob Sullivan (2-1)