From Bellator Fighting Championships:
Featherweight and Heavyweight Tournament Champions will be crowned; Team Curran’s Felice Herrig Returns vs. Michelle Gutierrez
Newport Beach, Cali. (October 12, 2012) — Bellator’s Seventh and final season on MTV2 will come to a dramatic close on December 14th as tickets are now on sale for Bellator 84 from The Venue at Horseshoe Casino in Hammond, Indiana. The event will feature the Tournament Finals in both the Featherweight and Heavyweight divisions, as well as the return of the “Lil’ Bulldog” Felice Herrig as she faces off against Michelle Gutierrez.
Tickets for the event are on sale now and are available at Horseshoe Casino, Ticketmaster, www.thevenue-chicago.com, or by calling 1-800-745-3000.
The event will broadcast starting at 7 p.m. CT on MTV2 and in commercial-free HD on EPIX, as well as in Spanish language on mun2. Doors open at 5:00 p.m. CT, with the preliminary streamed LIVE and FREE on Spike.com.
“We’ve had great success and explosive fights at Horseshoe Casino, and I expect nothing less on December 14th for Bellator 84,” said Bellator Chairman & CEO Bjorn Rebney. “Our fans in Hammond are going to see two competitors walk away with checks for $100,000, and the chance to fight for a Bellator World Championship on Spike early next year.”
For Herrig, the Illinois native and Team Curran member has her sights set on longtime rival and former colleague Michelle “Diablita” Gutiérrez. Originally tied together under the same fight team, Herrig collected a submission victory over Gutierrez in 2009, but still feels like some unfinished business is on the line.
“We used to have the same management and were put in many situations to work together,” said Herrig. “I honestly gave it my best effort to be friends with her but her unethical practices as a fighter and in business directly impacted me. Fighting Michele again really does nothing for my career other than it gives me a chance to shut her mouth once and for all. It's time for her to put her money where her mouth is.”Even with the bad blood between the two, it won’t stop Herrig from realizing the opportunity in front of her.
“I am so excited to fight with Bellator again! To have my first fight back in Hammond is awesome since it’s so close to my home town. I was in the crowd when I witnessed my teammate Pat Curran win the Bellator Featherweight Title and I can't wait to fight!
Additional information on Bellator 84 will be made available shortly.
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