Catch all the early action from Bellator 197, live Friday at the Family Arena in St. Charles, MO!
Bellator returns to action this Friday in St. Charles, bringing stars like Michael Chandler, A.J. McKee, and ‘Baby Slice’ Kevin Ferguson Jr. to town. The card was originally set to include a lightweight title fight between Chandler and champ Brent Primus. However, an injury to Primus changed those plans. Now, Chandler faces Brandon Girtz in a fight that should be explosive, as neither man is known to back down.
Also on the card, undefeated featherweight A.J. McKee (10-0) meets Justin Lawrence. Lawrence will look to play spoiler and keep his own modest win streak (currently at two) intact.
Earlier on in the night, the preliminary card will stream live online. You can watch the Bellator 197 Preliminary Card live stream right here on Cageside Press! The stream kicks off at 7PM ET.
Bellator 197: Chandler vs. Girtz – Live Tonight 9/8c, on Paramount Network
Bellator 197 Preliminary Card Results:
Flyweight: Juliana Velasquez def. Rebecca Ruth by TKO, Round 3, 0:50
Bantamweight: Dominic Mazzotta def. Josh Sampo by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Lightweight: Derek Anderson def. Zac Bucia by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Welterweight: Jordan Dowdy vs. Jeff Crotty
Middleweight: Adam Cella vs. DeWayne Diggs
Featherweight: Joe Roye vs. Cort Wahle
Catchweight (140 lbs): Justin Robbins vs. A.J. Siscoe
Bantamweight: Eric Ellington def. Jordan Howard by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)