LIMITED-EDITION ROYCE GRACIE BOBBLEHEAD TO BE GIVEN AWAY AT BELLATOR 185 ON FRIDAY, OCTOBER 20 AT MOHEGAN SUN ARENA

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EXCLUSIVE ROYCE GRACIE MEET AND GREET TO BE HELD FOR BELLATOR 185 TICKETHOLDERS AT MOHEGAN SUN CONCOURSE

Bellator MMA will be giving away a free limited-edition Royce Gracie bobblehead on Friday, Oct. 20 to the first 5,000 fans in attendance at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn. for Bellator 185: Mousasi vs. Shlemenko. The bobblehead giveaway is limited to one per person and will only be available to ticketholders upon entry into the arena.

Additionally, Bellator MMA fans are invited to attend a unique opportunity to meet the Brazilian jiu-jitsu great, Royce Gracie, prior to Bellator 185: Mousasi vs. Shlemenko. The fan meet and greet will take place on the concourse of Mohegan Sun on Friday, October 20, from6:30-8:30 p.m. ET. Space is limited and fans are encouraged to arrive early to reserve their place in line.

***Bobblehead giveaway and meet and greet are exclusively for Bellator 185 ticketholders*** 
***Bobbleheads distributed at venue points of entry, only while supplies last at each entry***

WHERE:       Mohegan Sun Arena

WHEN:          Meet & Greet

Friday, October 20 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. ET

WHO:             Royce Gracie

 

Royce Gracie (15-2-3)

The name Gracie is synonymous with MMA, and that is in large part to Royce Gracie, the man widely considered to have invented the sport as it is known today. The winner of several of the first UFC tournaments, Gracie dismantled multiple opponents in a single night, many of which were much larger than him. For years, there was no answer for the Gracie jiu-jitsu technique that he brought to the cage. Today, it’s difficult to find an MMA fighter who has not trained in the art of Brazilian jiu-jitsu that his father invented. In February of 2016, Gracie headlined Bellator 149 against longtime rival Ken Shamrock in an event that shattered Bellator viewership records.

FIGHT INFO: Bellator 185: Mousasi vs. Shlemenko will be broadcast LIVE and FREE on SPIKE at 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT, while preliminary action will stream on Bellator.com and the Bellator Mobile App. Tickets for the event are on sale now and can be purchased at Bellator.com, as well as the Mohegan Sun Arena box office and Ticketmaster.

 

Updated Bellator 185: Mousasi vs. Shlemenko Main Card

Middleweight Main Event: Gegard Mousasi (42-6-2) vs. Alexander Shlemenko (52-9)

Welterweight Co-Main Event: Brennan Ward (15-6) vs. Dave “Caveman” Rickels (18-4)

Light Heavyweight Bout: Liam McGeary (12-2) vs. Bubba McDaniel (28-10)

Women’s Flyweight Bout: Heather Hardy (1-0) vs. Kristina Williams (Pro Debut)

 

Updated Bellator 185: Mousasi vs. Shlemenko Preliminary Card

Catchweight Bout (195 lbs.): Jordan Young (7-0) vs. Alex Hooben (5-3)

Lightweight Bout: Ryan Quinn (13-7-1) vs. Marcus Surin (4-0)

Middleweight Bout: Costello van Steenis (8-1) vs. Steve Skrzat (8-9)

Catchweight Bout (160 lbs.): Kastroit Xhema (1-1) vs. Kevin Carrier (Pro Debut)

Featherweight Bout: Frank Sforza (6-0) vs. Vovka Clay (3-1)

Lightweight Bout: John Beneduce (2-1) vs. Dean Hancock (2-1)

*Fight card subject to change.
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BELLATOR MMA SIGNS TOP-RANKED MIDDLEWEIGHT GEGARD MOUSASI TO EXCLUSIVE MULTI-FIGHT CONTRACT

BELLATOR MMA SIGNS TOP-RANKED MIDDLEWEIGHT GEGARD MOUSASI TO EXCLUSIVE MULTI-FIGHT CONTRACT

PROMOTIONAL DEBUT TO BE ANNOUNCED IN COMING DAYS

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LOS ANGELES — Bellator MMA is proud to announce the signing of perennial top contender Gegard Mousasi to an exclusive, multi-fight contract.

Long-considered to be one of the elite two-division threats in MMA, Mousasi joins Bellator currently riding a five-fight win streak that includes recent knockout victories over two former world champions in Chris Weidman and Vitor Belfort. Prior to his UFC tenure, Mousasi captured the STRIKEFORCE light heavyweight title, as well as the DREAM light heavyweight and middleweight titles in Japan. The signing sees Mousasi rejoin Bellator President Scott Coker following his successful run with STRIKEFORCE from 2009-2013.

“I’m thrilled to welcome Gegard to the growing Bellator family,” said Bellator President Scott Coker. “He’s one of the most well-rounded fighters in all of MMA and can compete in multiple divisions, so that really opens up some exciting matchmaking opportunities for us and for the fans. We’re looking forward to having him compete on Spike very soon.”

“I am looking forward to fighting in Bellator,” added Mousasi. “I have a long-standing relationship with Scott Coker that goes back many years. Be ready, I am coming after the Bellator middleweight championship.”

The Iranian-born Mousasi, who currently trains out of The Netherlands, has amassed an overall career record of 42-6-2 and has earned victories over some of the sports’ biggest names, including Dan Henderson, “Jacare” Souza, Mark Hunt, Ovince Saint-Preux, Melvin Manhoef, Hector Lombard and “Babalu” Sobral. The addition of Mousasi adds depth to an ever-growing Bellator roster, which has recently seen free agents Rory MacDonaldLorenz LarkinMichael McDonald and current Bellator light heavyweight champ Ryan Baderjoin the Viacom-owned promotion.

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