Newport Beach, CA. (October 28th, 2013) – As Bellator’s highly anticipated November 2nd event moves closer, the fight week schedule has been finalized as the Long Beach Arena will play host to Bellator Open Workouts, Weigh-In’s, and of course Saturday night’s event, “Chandler vs. Alvarez II”.
“Chandler vs. Alvarez II” will be held at Southern California’s Long Beach Arena on Saturday, November 2nd, with tickets on sale now. Tickets can be purchased on Bellator.com, Ticketmaster.com, as well as at The Long Beach Arena Box Office.
Bellator Open Workouts: In lieu of a press conference, Bellator is hosting open workouts on Thursday, October 31st from Long Beach Arena (300 E. Ocean Blvd, Long Beach, CA) and is free and open to the public. Open Workouts will begin at 12pm PST on Thursday, and will feature Michael Chandler, Eddie Alvarez, King Mo, Emanuel Newton, Pat Curran and Daniel Straus.
Bellator Weigh-In’s: Bellator will host its weigh-ins inside the Long Beach Arena on Friday, November 1st at 5pm PST. As always, the event is free and open to the public, and will be streamed live on Bellator.com. The event will feature every fighter competing on the November 2nd card, and will feature cage announcer Michael C. Williams, emcee Jimmy Smith, and Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney.
Bellator: “Chandler vs. Alvarez II”: At 7pm EST, the broadcast will begin on Spike.com for two hours of action. The Spike TV portion of the card will begin at 9pm EST, and will be headlined by Michael Chandler vs. Eddie Alvarez.
The full card can be found below:
Spike TV Main Card
Lightweight Title Fight: Michael Chandler (12-0) vs. Eddie Alvarez (24-3)
Light Heavyweight Interim Title Fight: King Mo Lawal (11-2) vs. Emanuel Newton (21-7-1)
Featherweight Title Fight: Pat Curran (19-4) vs. Daniel Straus (21-4)
Fight Master Welterweight Finals: Joe Riggs (39-14) vs. Mike Bronzoulis (15-5)
Featherweight Feature Fight: Mike Richman (15-3) vs. Akop Stepanyan (13-6)
Spike.com Preliminary Fights
Welterweight Feature Fight: Joe Williams (10-3) vs. Jesse Juarez (20-8)
Light Heavyweight Feature Fight: Brandon Halsey (4-0) vs. Hector Ramirez (9-5-1)
Lightweight Feature Fight: Mike Guymon (14-6-1) vs. Aaron Miller (14-8)
Featherweight Feature Fight: Joe Camacho (13-18-3) vs. Cleber Luciano (8-5)
Lightweight Feature Fight: Darren Smith (4-3) vs. Josh Smith (8-5)
For more information, visit Bellator.com, follow Bellator on Twitter @BellatorMMA, follow Bellator Chairman & CEO Bjorn Rebney @BjornRebney and check out Bellator on Facebook at www.facebook.com/BellatorMMA
About Bellator MMA
Bellator MMA is the world’s largest tournament based Mixed Martial Arts organization. Televised to nearly 500 Million homes worldwide in over 135 countries, Bellator’s majority owner is entertainment giant Viacom. In the United States, Bellator can be seen on Spike TV, the MMA television leader. With over 150 world-class athletes under contract, Bellator is home to many of the sport’s top mixed martial artists. Bellator’s founder & CEO, Bjorn Rebney, is an experienced fighting sports and entertainment executive with a deep commitment to the purity and integrity of the sport of MMA and its athletes. Bellator’s core philosophy is that title shots should be earned, not given. This belief gave rise to Bellator’s real sport, tournament-based format, which gives Bellator’s tournaments a true playoff feel that keeps the sport true and distances itself from the subjective side of fighting sports found in organizations that utilize a matchmaking/casting formula. Bellator MMA is comprised of an executive team that includes top industry professionals in television production, live event orchestration, fighter development/relations, venue procurement, sponsorship creation/development, international licensing, marketing, advertising, publicity and commission relations. Bellator is based in Newport Beach, California.
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