Bellator 82 heads to Michigan on Nov. 30, Good-Koreshkov’s Tourney Final Headlines
Bellator 82 is set for Nov. 30 at Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort in Mt. Pleasant, Mich., officials today announced.
As MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) previously reported, Season 7 welterweight tournament finalists Lyman Good (14-2 MMA, 7-2 BFC) and Andrey Koreshkov (12-0 MMA, 4-0 BFC) will compete at the event.
Their bout, which earns the winner a guaranteed title shot and $100,000 in total tournament winnings, airs on MTV2 following prelims on Spike.com.
Good and Koreshkov co-headlined this past Friday’s MTV-televised Bellator 78 event at Nutter Center in Fairborn, Ohio. Good, who won Bellator’s Season 1 tourney to become the organization’s first-ever 170-pound champion, scored a second-round TKO victory over Michail Tsarev. It followed a unanimous-decision win over Jim Wallhead in the Season 7 tourney’s opening round. Koreshkov, meanwhile, scored a first-round knockout victory over DREAM champion Marius Zaromskis this past weekend. The Russian also scored a decision victory Jordan Smith in the tourney’s opening round.
Also on the card are welterweights David Rickels (10-1 MMA, 4-1 BFC), a Season 6 tournament semifinalist whose only career loss came via split decision to Karl Amoussou, vs. Jason Fischer (4-0 MMA, 2-0 BFC), a former University of Central Michigan wrestler who’s picked up Bellator wins over Taylor Solomon and Kyle Prepolec, both via submission.
Additionally, former English kickboxing champion and welterweight Michael Page (2-0 MMA, 0-0 BFC), as well as U.S. Olympic wrestling qualifier and bantamweight Shawn Bunch (0-0 MMA, 0-0 BFC), both make their Bellator debuts. Opponents haven’t been announced.
Michigan has never previously hosted a Bellator show.
The latest Bellator 82 card now includes:
- Lyman Good vs. Andrey Koreshkov – welterweight-tourney final
- Jason Fischer vs. David Rickels
- Michael Page vs. TBA
- Shawn Bunch vs. TBA