Bellator MMA 97 will close out the promotion’s Summer Season this evening at Stage nightclub at the Santa Ana Star Casino in Rio Rancho, N.M. Headlining the card will be a Lightweight Title bout between undefeated champion Michael Chandler (11-0) and Bellator season eight lightweight tournament winner David Rickels (14-1). ProMMAnow.com will provide live results and play-by-play commentary of all the action.
Fighter weigh-ins for Bellator MMA 97 took place this afternoon at Stage nightclub at the Santa Ana Star Casino in Rio Rancho, N.M. Headliners Michael Chandler and David Rickels both made weight for their Lightweight Title bout with Chandler coming in at 154. 4 pounds and Rickels weighing in at 154.6 pounds.
Bellator Fighting Championships’ Summer Series returns with Bellator MMA 97 on Wednesday, July 31, at the Santa Ana Star Center in Albuquerque, N.M. The event is headlined with two title fights as lightweight champ Michael Chandler takes on David Rickels, and welterweight champ Ben Askren takes on Andrey Koreshkov live on Spike TV.