Tonight, Bellator wraps up the 2013 Summer Season, and they wrap it up in style with one of the (if not THE) most stacked card in company history. Bellator 97 is live from Albuquerque, NM tonight, Wednesday, July 31. The 3-hour broadcast airs live tonight on Spike TV starting at 7:00 p.m. ET with the prelims available as a live stream starting at 5:30 p.m. ET. Join us here at Bloody Elbow tonight for live Bellator coverage.
While the main card's combination of tournament finals and world title fights is clearly the main draw here, tonight's prelim card is loaded as well. You have two serious amateur wrestling prospects in Bubba Jenkins and Shawn Bunch. You have a pair of Bantamweight tournament semifinals. Plus you have the very talented Will Brooks looking to bounce back from the first loss of his pro career. These prelims are worth your time.
You can watch the Bellator 97 prelims at Spike.com or right here on Bloody Elbow with this free live stream starting at 5:30.
Join us for the Bellator live stream prelims, plus live coverage of all the action, right here at Bloody Elbow. And for more on the show, be sure to check out our Bellator 97 preview.
BELLATOR 97 FIGHT CARD
Bellator Lightweight World Title Fight: Michael Chandler (11-0) vs. David Rickels (14-1)
Bellator Welterweight World Title Fight: Ben Askren (11-0) vs. Andrey Koreshkov (13-0)
Bellator Light Heavyweight Tournament Final: King Mo (10-2) vs. Jacob Noe (12-2)
Bellator Heavyweight Tournament Final: Ryan Martinez (10-2) vs. Vitaly Minakov (11-0)
Featherweight Feature Fight: Jared Downing (9-2) vs. Patricio Pitbull (17-2)
Lightweight Feature Fight: Cris Leyva (9-5) vs. Will Brooks (9-1)
Bantamweight Tournament Semifinals: Rafael Silva (19-3) vs. Rodrigo Lima (11-1)
Bantamweight Tournament Semifinals: Anthony Leone (12-5) vs. Frank Baca (16-2)
Lightweight Feature Fight: Mike Barreras (5-6) vs. Bubba Jenkins (3-0)
Bantamweight Feature Fight: Javier Palacios (1-0) vs. Richard Jacques (1-0)
Middleweight Feature Fight: Jeremy Kimball (9-3) vs. Keith Berry (15-10)
Bantamweight Feature Fight: Adrian Cruz (4-0) vs. Felipe Chavez (5-3)
Bantamweight Feature Fight: Steve Garcia (1-0) vs. Shawn Bunch (1-0)
Featherweight Feature Fight: Cliff Wright Jr. (7-4) vs. Donald Sanchez (28-13)