If you follow us on Twitter (@PROMMA), you know we told you last month Phil Baroni would be fighting Karo Parisyan on an upcoming Bellator card. That fight has now been set for Bellator 122 taking place from California’s Pechanga Resort & Casino Friday, July 25th.
— Mike Wellman (@mikewellman88) May 19, 2014
Parisyan commented on the match-up:
“I’m so pumped to be back with Bellator, they have treated me great here and I’m proud to be back in the cage. This is going to be a fun one. I’ve known Phil for a long time, we have a strong friendship, but this is business, and an absolutely huge fight for both of us. Everyone knows the only chance Phil has is to try and knock me out, but I know I bring more to the table. It’s going to be your standard standup guy vs. a judo guy, but you never know what can happen. I’m not under estimating Phil, and we both know how important of a fight is for both of us. Our futures are on the line here, and I’m taking this incredibly seriously.”
The card also features the Bellator Season 10 Middleweight Tournament Final as Brett Cooper faces Brandon Halsey. The Welterweight Final is also going down with Russian striker Andrey Koreshkov battling rising star Adam McDonough.
Bellator 122 will air live on July 25th at 6 p.m. PST on Spike TV. The preliminary card will be streamed live and free exclusively on Spike.com starting at 4 p.m. Tickets for the event are on sale now and can be purchased by visiting Pechanga.com, Bellator.com, or by calling the Pechanga Box Office at 877-711-2946 or visiting between noon and 8 p.m. daily.
The full fight card includes:
- Bellator Welterweight Tournament Final: Adam McDonough (11-0) vs. Andrey Koreshkov (16-1)
- Bellator Middleweight Tournament Final: Brandon Halsey (6-0) vs. Brett Cooper (20-9)
- Welterweight Feature Fight: Phil Baroni (15-17) vs. Karo Parisyan (23-10)
- Bellator Light Heavyweight Semifinal: Liam McGeary (7-0) vs. Egidijus Valavicius (27-10)
- Bellator Light Heavyweight Semifinal: Kelly Anundson (8-2) vs. Philipe Lins (9-0)
- Featherweight Feature Fight: Poppies Martinez (26-9) vs. Bubba Jenkins (6-1)
- Welterweight Feature Fight: Fernando Gonzalez (20-12) vs. Karl Amoussou (17-6-2)
- Lightweight Feature Fight: Joe Duarte (10-3) vs. Saad Awad (15-6)
- Heavyweight Feature Fight: Dmitriy Sosnovskiy (8-0) vs. Manny Lara (4-4)
- Lightweight Feature Fight: Stephen Martinez (10-2) vs. Sergio Rios (6-0)
- Light Heavyweight Feature Fight: Linton Vassell (13-3) vs. Virgil Zwicker (12-3)
- Heavyweight Feature Fight: Augusto Sakai (6-0) vs. Matt Frembling (9-2)