Bellator Shifts Schedule, Middleweight and Heavyweight Title Fights Swap Dates

By BJPENN.COM News - November 5, 2013

After a grueling Middleweight Title defense on September 7th, Alexander Shlemenko will now face Doug Marshall on November 22nd from Sands Casino in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. In its place, the Heavyweight Title fight between Vitaly Minakov and Alexander Volkov will now be featured on the November 15th fight card from Revel in Atlantic City.

Rampage Jackson will make his long awaited debut from Revel on November 15th as the MMA icon will battle Bellator veteran Joey Beltran, along with the conclusion of the Season 9 Bellator Featherweight Tournament as Justin Wilcox battles Patricio Pitbull.

November 22nd will be headlined by the afore mentioned Shlemenko-Marshall Middleweight Title fight, as well as the Lightweight Tournament Finals as Tiger Sarnavskiy takes on Will Brooks for a $100,000 Tournament prize and guaranteed title shot, along with the Welterweight Tournaments Finals and the Bellator debut of Matt Riddle and Terry Etim.

The full cards for both dates can be found below:

Bellator MMA From Revel on November 15th:

Spike TV Main Card:
Catchweight Feature Fight (210 lbs.): Rampage Jackson (32-11) vs. Joey Beltran (14-9)
Heavyweight Title Fight: Alexander Volkov (19-3) vs. Vitaly Minakov (12-0)
Featherweight Tournament Finals: Justin Wilcox (13-5) vs. Patricio Pitbull (21-7-1)
Bantamweight Feature Fight: Marcos Galvao (14-6-1) vs. Tom McKenna (7-3) Preliminary Fights:
Bantamweight Feature Fight: Sergio da Silva (1-4) vs. Rob Sullivan (2-1)
Featherweight Feature Fight: Ryan Cafaro (0-0) vs. Dan Matala (0-0)
Catchweight Feature Fight (180 lbs.): Nah’Shon Burrell (9-3) vs. Jesus Martinez (8-4)
Light Heavyweight Feature Fight: Najim Wali (3-2) vs. Liam McGeary (6-0)\
Catchweight Feature Fight (150 lbs.): Anthony Morrison (17-10) vs. Kenny Foster (10-7)
Featherweight Feature Fight: Kevin Roddy (13-14-1) vs. Will Martinez (6-2-1)
Light Heavyweight Feature Fight: Jason Lambert (26-12) vs. Tom DeBlass (8-2)
Welterweight Feature Fight: Chip Moraza-Pollard (7-4) vs. Sam Oropeza (8-2)

Bellator MMA From Sands Casino Resort on November 22nd:

Spike TV Main Card:
Middleweight Title Fight: Alexander Shlemenko (48-7) vs. Doug Marshall (18-6)
Lightweight Tournament Finals: Will Brooks (12-1) vs. Tiger Sarnavskiy (25-1)
Welterweight Tournament Finals: Rick Hawn (17-2) vs. Ron Keslar (11-3)
Welterweight Feature Fight: Matt Riddle (7-3) vs. Nathan Coy (13-4)
Welterweight Feature Fight: Terry Etim (15-5) vs. Patrick Cenbole (9-2-1) Preliminary Fights:
Featherweight Feature Fight: Lester Caslow (10-8) vs. Jay Haas (11-12)
Lightweight Feature Fight: Brent Primus (3-0) vs. Brett Glass (2-0)
Lightweight Feature Fight: Terrell Hobbs (9-5) vs. Bubba Jenkins (4-1)
Featherweight Feature Fight: Saul Almeida (13-4) vs. Goiti Yamauchi (15-1)
Heavyweight Feature Fight: Keith Bell (5-2-1) vs. Blagoi Ivanov (8-0)
Welterweight Feature Fight: Andrew Osborne (7-7) vs. Michael Page (5-0)
Lightweight Feature Fight: Ahsan Abdullah (5-3) vs. Mike Bannon (4-1)

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