MMA LEGENDS KEN SHAMROCK & ROYCE GRACIE SET FOR ‘BELLATOR 149’ SHOWDOWN TOMORROW
HOUSTON, TEXAS (February 18, 2016) – After weigh-ins on Thursday inside the Toyota Center, the main card competitors of“Bellator 149: Shamrock vs. Gracie” are set to enter the cage and fight tomorrow night LIVE and FREE on Spike.
The big night features a double main event that pits Ken Shamrock (28-16-2) against Royce Gracie (14-2-3) for a third time and Kimbo Slice (5-2) fights the man who has been calling him out since their friendship ended years ago, Dhafir Harris, better known as “Dada 5000.” Also fin action is former light heavyweight champion Emanuel Newton (25-9-1) and Linton Vassell(15-5, 1 NC), who will look to top their epic 2014 slugfest. In catchweight action, Emmanuel Sanchez (12-2) looks to build on his impressive young career, when he takes on Daniel Pineda (21-11). And, Melvin Guillard (35-15-2) returns to the cage to take onDerek Campos (15-6), as the two lightweights go to battle.
“Bellator 149: Shamrock vs. Gracie” takes place at the Toyota Center in Houston, TX, and airs live on SPIKE at 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT, while preliminary bouts will stream on Spike.com at 6 p.m. CT. Full weigh-in results can be found below.
Main Card: (Live on SPIKE – 9 p.m. ET/8:00 p.m. CT)
Bellator Openweight Main Event: Ken Shamrock (201.2) vs. Royce Gracie (190.8)
Bellator Heavyweight Main Event: Kimbo Slice (232) vs. “Dada 5000” (265)
Bellator Lightweight Feature Bout: Melvin Guillard (156) vs. Derek Campos (155)
Bellator Light Heavyweight Feature Bout: Emanuel Newton (205) vs. Linton Vassell (205.4)
Bellator Catchweight Feature Bout: Emmanuel Sanchez (149.2) vs. Daniel Pineda (148.2)
Preliminary Card: (Spike.com – 6 p.m. ET/5:00 p.m. CT)
Bellator Heavyweight Feature Fight: Justin Wren (247) vs. Juan Torres (259.8)
Bellator Featherweight Feature Fight: Davis Sylvester (144.2) vs. Jeremy Mahon (144.4)
Bellator Middleweight Feature Fight: Ruben Esparsa (184.2) vs. C.J. Hancock (185.6)
Bellator Bantamweight Feature Fight: Adrian Yanez (134.6) vs. Ryan Hollis (134.8)
Bellator Middleweight Feature Fight: Isaac Villanueva (185.8) vs. Richard Knepp (184.8)
Bellator Catchweight Feature Fight: Mike Trinh (128.8) vs. Angel Zamora (129.4)
Bellator Lightweight Feature Fight: Jason Langellier (158.4) vs. Anthony Ivy (154)
Bellator Featherweight Feature Fight: Manny Lozoya (142) vs. Jacob Norsworthy (141.8)
About Bellator MMA
Bellator MMA is a leading Mixed Martial Arts organization featuring many of the best fighters in the world. Under the direction of veteran fight promoter Scott Coker, Bellator is available to nearly 500 million homes worldwide in over 140 countries. In the United States, Bellator can be seen on Spike TV, the MMA television leader. Bellator MMA is comprised of an executive team that includes top industry professionals in television production, live event orchestration, fighter development/relations, venue procurement, sponsorship creation/development, international licensing, marketing, advertising, publicity and commission relations. Bellator is based in Santa Monica, California and owned by entertainment giant Viacom, home to the world’s premier entertainment brands that connect with audiences through compelling content across television, motion picture, online and mobile platforms.
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About Toyota Center:
Since opening in October 2003, Toyota Center has set a new standard for sports and entertainment, becoming one of the premier live entertainment venues in the nation. Laid over the span of six city blocks, Toyota Center is home to the NBA’s Houston Rockets and annually hosts over 100 events including the nation’s top concerts and touring shows. The arena’s playing surface is set nearly 32-feet below street level giving Toyota Center the largest lower level of any arena in the nation. Coupled with the exclusive 1510 Reserve, Lexus Lounge, trendy Woodforest Club and Red and White Bistro’s superior food and service, Toyota Center offers something for everyone making it the hottest spot for sports and entertainment in Houston.