Bellator Hosts Card Prior to NASCAR Race on August 19th
Bellator MMA will be continuing their cross sports partnership with NASCAR next Saturday when the Monster Energy Bellator MMA Fight Series returns on Saturday August 19th. The card will be featured right before the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race on the Earhart Campground right next to the Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, Tennessee.
Fans attending the Fan Zone on Friday August 18th, will also be able to attend a meet and greet with Dan Henderson and former Bellator Light Heavyweight Champion Phil Davis.
The four fight card scheduled for a 4:00 pm start time will feature fighters from Tennessee and the surrounding areas, with the two main event competitors win consideration to be signed to a multi-fight Bellator MMA contract.
The Card For The Event
Welterweight Main Event: Ben Sergent (7-0, Nashville, Tenn.) vs. Brandon Bell (7-6, Johnson City, Tenn.)
Lightweight Bout: Nick Gehrts (7-2, Knoxville, Tenn.) vs. Ken Beverly (5-2, Hazard, Ky.)
Lightweight Bout: Damir Ferhatbegovic (3-1, Knoxville, Tenn.) vs. Jonathan Pearce (4-3, Johnson City, Tenn.)
Featherweight Amateur Bout: Ahva Mayi (4-1, Nashville, Tenn.) vs. Preston Schick (6-0, Johnson City, Tenn.)
When asked for comment Bellator President Scott Coker said
“The Monster Energy Bellator MMA Fight Series allows us to share our brand of entertainment with an entirely different fan base. Following the success and feedback of the first event in May, we are thrilled to work together with Hans Molenkamp, Aaron Quesada and the entire Monster Energy team again to bring Bellator MMA action to the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series in Bristol.”
For more information or tickets to the event, go to Nascar.com/Tickets Admission to the event is free to fans.