Bloody Elbow's Dallas Winston and Zane Simon run through the haps for tonight's Bellator 115 fight card, which takes place from The Reno Events Center in Reno, Nevada. Two previously booked fights were yanked at the last minute: Andrey Koreshkov got the flu and is unable to compete against Sam Oropeza in the Welterweight Tournament semifinal, and Jeremy Kimball had trouble making weight, rendering his Middleweight Tournament bout with Dan Cramer a no-go.
Regardless, highly decorated Russian and newly minted heavyweight champ Vitaly Minakov will defend his title against game French Thai boxer Cheick Kongo in the main event, while young prospect Mikkel Parlo welcomes King of the Cage vet Johnny Cisneros to the Bellator cage. Rounding out the main card: Enson Inoue prodigy Herman Terrado draws Justin Baesman and undefeated Swedish fighter Volkan Oezdemir (10-0 with 9 first-round finishes) meets Kelly Anundson.
The main card kicks off on Spike TV at 9:00 p.m. ET while the preliminary card starts at 7:00 p.m. ET and will stream live and free on both Spike.com and Bloody Elbow.
Bellator 115 (Spike TV at 9:00 p.m. ET)
Vitaly Minakov vs. Cheick Kongo - Bellator Heavyweight championship
Justin Baesman vs. Herman Terrado
Kelly Anundson vs. Volkan Oezdemir
Johnny Cisneros vs. Mikkel Parlo
Preliminary Card (Bloody Elbow at approx. 7:00 p.m. ET)