Bellator Fighting Championships to hold their first event in Canada on July 23

Bellator 145 pound champ Joe Warren will put his title on the line on July 23.

Bellator Fighting Championships announced Tuesday they will bring their particular brand of pro mixed martial arts north of the U.S. border on July 23 when Bellator 47 takes place at Casino Rama in Rama, Ontario, Canada.

Not only will the event mark Bellator’s debut in Canada, it will be their first international event, period.

Bellator 47 will feature Bellator featherweight champ Joe Warren putting his title on the line against season four 145-pound tournament winner Patrciio “Pitbull” Freire and will air LIVE on MTV2.

The event will also include the semifinal round of the Bellator Featherweight Summer Series Tournament, with the winners moving on to the finals at Bellator 48 in August.

Participants in the tournament semifinals include Sengoku veteran Ronnie Mann, Brazilian knockout artist Marlon Sandro, submission specialist Nazareno Malegarie and Bellator season two lightweight tournament winner Pat Curran.

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