A double-header for MMA fans, the folks at Viacom are doing their part by bringing their cage to the WinStar World Casino and Resort in Thackerville, Oklahoma for Bellator 146.
Headlined by former K-1 kickboxer Melvin Manhoef and heavy-handed Bellator sophomore Hisaki Kato. The match is anticipated as being one of the better stand-up wars Bellator could offer with its current roster. Kato, 5-1 in his pro career, last fought in a second-round upset KO over Joe Schilling at Bellator 139 in June. Manhoef also last faced Schilling, though he was on the wrong end of a KO stoppage.
The main card also features a matchup between lightweights Brandon Girtz and Derek Campos. Girtz was last seen defeating former UFC lightweight Melvin Guillard in a three-round decision in Temecula.
Preliminary Card (Spike.com, 7 p.m. PT)
- Justin Patterson vs. Codale Ford
- Klayton Mai vs. Roshaun Jones
- Julia Budd def. Roberta Paim via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27 x 2)
- Andre Santos def. Josh Neer via unanimous decision (29-28 x 3)
- Arlene Blencowe def. Gabrielle Holloway via split decision (29-28 x 2, 28-29)
- Ben Reiter vs. Francisco France
- Treston Thomison vs. Chris Jones
- Stephen Banaszak def. Geo Pacurariu via submission (Round 1, 3:42)
- Bubba McDaniel vs. Kenyon Jackson
- Alonzo Menifield def. Zach Rosol via TKO (Round 1, 0:48)
Main Card (Spike TV, 9 p.m. ET)
- Brandon Girtz def. Derek Campos via KO (Round 1, 0:37)
- Guilherme Viana def. Houston Alexander via doctor’s stoppage TKO (Round 2, 5:00)
- Chidi Njokuani def. Ricky Rainey via unanimous decision (29-28 x 3)
- Bubba Jenkins def. Jordan Parsons via split decision (30-27, 29-28, 28-29)
- Hisaki Kato vs. Melvin Manhoef def. Histaki Kato via KO (Round 1, 3:43)