Bellator Fighting Championships have announced that Bellator 83 will take place on Friday, December 7th from the historic Caesars Atlantic City. The event is set to feature the Bellator Season 7 Lightweight Tournament Finals, along with the return of Jessica “Evil” Eye (8-1).
Bellator officials confirmed the event today via official press release.
The event will broadcast LIVE starting at 8 p.m. EST on MTV2 and in commercial-free HD on EPIX. The preliminary card, featuring some of the area’s top local talent will be streamed LIVE and FREE on Spike.com starting at 6 p.m. EST.
Here is what Bellator Chairman & CEO, Bjorn Rebney, had to say:
“After a sold out Bellator 74 that had the Caesars crowd on its feet, coming back to Caesars Atlantic City was an easy decision,” Rebney also said. “Our Lightweight Tournament is stacked, and the winner will walk away with a tournament prize of $100,000 and a guaranteed title shot for our coveted Lightweight Championship.”
The Bellator Season 7 Lightweight Tournament will begin at Bellator 77 on October 19th, and is headlined by Rich Clementi, Tiger Sarnavsky, Rene Nazre and Ricardo Tirloni. The finals will be held when Bellator return to Atlantic City on Dec. 7.
Here is what Don Marrandino, Eastern Division President for Caesars Entertainment, had to say:
“With six sold-out bouts and national coverage on MTV2, Caesars Atlantic City has seen tremendous benefit from an amazing partnership with Bellator Fighting Championships and Bellator 83 should be no different,”
More information regarding the Bellator 83 fight card will be released in the coming weeks.
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