Bellator has announced the entire line-up for the promotion’s upcoming100th show, which will go down September 20th at Phoenix’s Grand Canyon University Arena.
The card will be headlined by the Season Eight, welterweight tourney finale between UFC vet Ben Saunders and former tournament winner Douglas Lima. The bout, which could be outstanding, has been postponed twice due to Lima being injured. As you may recall, depending on your MMA viewing habits, Lima stopped Saunders in their first meeting at Bellator 57 in 2011.
Jenkins is coming off a successful Bellator debut, as the former NCAA Division 1 wrestling champ stopped Mike Barreras in the first round at Bellator 97. The American Top Team fighter will take on LaRue Burley (2-0).
Escudero (19-7) recently got back on the winning track by working his way to a split decision win over Marcus Edwards at a Sparta Combat League in July. Prior to the win the UFC vet had lost four straight bouts, which included Octagon losses to Jacob Volkmann and Mac Danzig. Escudero is set to battle lightweight Zack Surdyka (5-1) at the September 20th show.
Here is the final line-up for Bellator 100, which will be broadcast live on SPIKE.
Bellator Welterweight Tournament Final: Ben Saunders (16-5) vs. Douglas Lima (24-5)
Bellator Welterweight Tournament Opening Round: Sergio Junior (29-11) vs. Matt Riddle (7-3)
Bellator Welterweight Tournament Opening Round: Mark Scanlon (9-2) vs. Herman Terrado (11-2)
Bellator Welterweight Tournament Opening Round: Justin Baesman (14-3) vs. Brent Weedman (21-8-1)
Bellator Welterweight Tournament Opening Round: Vaughn Anderson (16-1-1) vs. War Machine (13-4)
Featherweight Feature Fight: LaRue Burley (2-0) vs. Bubba Jenkins (4-0)
Heavyweight Feature Fight: Dan Charles (6-0) vs. Mighty Mo (3-2)
Light Heavyweight Feature Fight: Liam McGeary (4-0) vs. Beau Tribolet (7-2)
Light Heavyweight Feature Fight: Clifford Starks (8-2) vs. Joe Yager (5-2)
Welterweight Feature Fight: Johnny Buck (12-8) vs. Adam McDonough (8-0)
Bantamweight Feature Fight: Brandon Bender (11-0) vs. Travis Marx (20-4)
Lightweight Feature Fight: Zack Surdyka (5-1) vs. Efrain Escudero (19-7)