Bellator’s upcoming “Rampage vs. Tito” card on November 2nd won’t be shy on UFC vets, as the promotion has announced that former UFC lightweight Terry Etim will throw down at the Long Beach Convention Center. Etim will take on Patrick Cenoble on the preliminary card, and the fight will be broadcast on SPIKE.
Etim (15-5) heads to Bellator having lost his last two UFC fights, as after getting KO’d by Edson Barboza with a highlight reel spinning wheel kick, he dropped a unanimous decision to Renee Forte in February. At UFC 138 in November, 2011, Etim tapped out Edward Faaloloto in 17 seconds with a guillotine choke. The British fighter is 2-3 in his last five bouts and went 6-5 during his run with the UFC.
“I’m excited to get back into the cage and do what I do best, fight,” the 27 year-old Etim was quoted saying in a press release from the promotion. “Bellator has continued to grow and to be part of the organization and be part of the first PPV is a huge honor, and I’m pumped to be able to showcase my skills on such a big stage. November 2nd is going to be a huge night.”
Cenoble (9-2-1) is coming off his Bellator debut in March when he fought UFC vet Tony Fryklund to a split draw. The 23 year-old is 2-2-1 in his last five scraps.
So, with that, 11 bouts are confirmed for Bellator’s PPV debut. It will be interesting to see how Etim looks and whether he can make a run with the promotion.
Here is the line-up to date for the card. Stay tuned to Caged Insider.com for all your Bellator news.
Pay-Per-View Main Card
Light Heavyweight Feature Fight: Rampage Jackson (32-11) vs. Tito Ortiz (16-11-1)
Lightweight Title Fight: Michael Chandler (12-0) vs. Eddie Alvarez (24-3)
Light Heavyweight Interim Title Fight: King Mo Lawal (11-2) vs. Emanuel Newton (21-7-1)
Featherweight Title Fight: Pat Curran (19-4) vs. Daniel Straus (21-4)
Spike TV Preliminary Fights
Fight Master Welterweight Finals: Joe Riggs (39-14) vs. Mike Bronzoulis (15-5)
Lightweight Feature Fight: Terry Etim (15-5) vs. Patrick Cenoble (9-2)
Spike.com Preliminary Fights
Welterweight Feature Fight: Joe Williams (10-3) vs. Jesse Juarez (20-8)
Light Heavyweight Feature Fight: Brandon Halsey (4-0) vs. Hector Ramirez (9-5-1)
Lightweight Feature Fight: Mike Guymon (14-6-1) vs. Aaron Miller (14-8)
Featherweight Feature Fight: Joe Camacho (13-18-3) vs. Cleber Luciano (8-5)
Lightweight Feature Fight: Darren Smith (4-3) vs. Josh Smith (8-5)