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Airing live on Spike TV, Bellator 94 will take place March 28 at the University of South Florida’s Sun Dome in Tampa and will feature Bellator’s Season 8 light heavyweight and lightweight tournament finals.

Competing for a grand prize of $100,000, Emanuel Newton faces Mikhail Zayats in the light heavyweight finals., and Saad Awad takes on David Rickels in the lightweight finals.

Bellator fans will recall Newton’s devastating first round knockout of “King” Mo Lawal via spinning backfist in the semifinal round. “I shocked the world once, and I’ll do it again March 28th,” Newton said. “After this tournament, everyone is going to know who Emanuel Newton is, and I’m going to be coming for that belt.”

Also featured on the card is the world’s No. 1 ranked 115-pound female fighter Jessica “Jag” Aguilar, who will be taking on resident blogger “Little” Patricia Vidonic in a rematch from a 2012 bout at Fight Time Promotions 8 that saw Aguilar win a unanimous decision.

“Bellator is my home and I can’t wait to get back into the cage in front of all my friends, family and fans and continue to show the world I’m the best female fighter on the planet,” Aguilar said.

Sneaking in under the radar here, Bellator 94 will also feature the return of old-school UFC veteran Tony “The Freak” Fryklund, who hasn’t fought since 2007 when he lost to Cung Le in Strikeforce. He will face 23-year-old up-and-coming Floridian Patrick Cenoble.

The full card for Bellator 94 includes:


  • Lightweight Tournament Finals: David Rickels vs. Saad Awad
  • Light Heavyweight Tournament Finals: Emanuel Newton vs. Mikhail Zayats
  • Welterweight Feature Fight: Luis Melo vs. Trey Houston


  • Featherweight Feature Fight: Joe Taimanglo vs. Shah Bobonis
  • Female Feature Fight: Felice Herrig vs. Heather Clark
  • Female Feature Fight: Jessica Aguilar vs. Patricia Vidonic
  • Heavyweight Feature Fight: Rob Horton vs. Augusto Sakai
  • Lightweight Feature Fight: Bruno Carvalho vs. Edson Berto
  • Welterweight Feature Fight: Ivan Devalle vs. Rory Shallcross
  • Lightweight Feature Fight: Patrick Cenoble vs. Tony Fryklund
  • Welterweight Feature Fight: Julien Williams vs. Kenny Moss


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