From Bellator Fighting Championships:
Bellator Returns to Canada October 12 with loaded night of fights
Newport Beach, Cali. (October 4, 2012) — As Bellator embarks on its explosive seventh and final season on MTV2, the promotion has finalized a stacked night of fights that include the highly anticipated lightweight showdown between Eddie Alvarez and Patricky Pitbull, as well as the Season 7 Featherweight Tournament and a host of International and Canadian talent looking to collect big wins inside the Bellator cage.
Tickets start at $30 Canadian and are on sale now. Tickets can be purchased through caesarswindsor.com, Ticketmaster.ca, Bellator.com or at the Caesars Windsor Box Office located in the main casino building on the second floor, open Wednesday to Sunday from noon to 8 pm.
The event will broadcast LIVE on MTV2 and in commercial-free HD on EPIX starting at 8 p.m. EST, as well as mun2 in Spanish language and The Score in Canada. The preliminary card, featuring some of the area’s top local talent will be streamed LIVE and FREE on Spike.com, with doors opening for the event at 6pm EST.
After holding the Bellator Lightweight Title for over two years, Alvarez was submitted by reigning Bellator Champion Michael Chandler is the consensus 2011 Fight Of The Year (Watch Here: http://bit.ly/uoaoCE). Alvarez quickly rebounded, as the Top 10 lightweight collected one of the most fulfilling wins of his career after earning a long awaited win over submission ace Shinya Aoki at Bellator 66. With momentum on his side, Alvarez is primed for an explosive showdown at Bellator 76.
“After hearing Bellator wanted to put this fight together, I really don’t think they could have made a better matchup for the fans to enjoy,” Alvarez said. “Pitbull has proven to be a legitimate threat in the past and I’m looking forward to the challenge.”
For Pitbull, the explosive Brazilian lightweight and former Bellator Lightweight Tournament Finalist is no stranger to the big finish, with knockout wins over MMA veterans Rob McCullough, Toby Imada and Kurt Pellegrino. After suffering a small fracture to his left arm at the hands of Lloyd Woodard, Pitbull is ready to re-enter the Bellator cage and collect the biggest victory of his already impressive career.
With competitors from Russia, Canada, Brazil and the United States, the Bellator Season 7 Featherweight Tournament features a worldwide collection of talent looking for their $100,000 Tournament Champion payday as well as a guaranteed title shot against reigning Bellator Featherweight Champion Pat Curran.
The full fight card for Bellator 76 is as follows:
Lightweight Feature Fight: Eddie Alvarez vs. Patricky Pitbull
Featherweight Tournament Quarterfinal Fight: Nazareno Malegarie vs. Rad Martinez
Featherweight Tournament Quarterfinal Fight: Akop Stepanyan vs. Wagnney Fabiano
Featherweight Tournament Quarterfinal Fight: Jeremy Spoon vs. Mike Richman
Featherweight Tournament Quarterfinal Fight: Cody Bollinger vs. Shahbulat Shamhalaev
Featherweight Feature Fight: Jason Fischer vs. Kyle Prepolec
Lightweight Feature Fight: Ainsley Robison vs. Chad Laprise
Middleweight Feature Fight: Ali Mokdad vs. Simon Marini
Welterweight Feature Fight: Domonic O’Grady vs. AJ Matthews
Featherweight Feature Fight: Nayeb Hezman vs. Magomedrasul Khasbulaev
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