A new Bellator welterweight champion will be crowned in April, as Douglas Lima takes on Rick Hawn in the main event of Bellator 117.

Set for Iowa’s Mid-American Center, the card takes place April 18. The main card airs on Spike TV and will feature the semifinals in the lightweight tournament.

Several Iowa-based or born fighters will compete on the prelims, including Joe Vedepo, Ben Crowder and Jared Downing.

Below is the current lineup:


Bellator Welterweight Championship
Douglas Lima vs. Rick Hawn

Bellator Lightweight Tournament Semifinal
Patricky Freire vs. Derek Campos

Bellator Lightweight Tournament Semifinal
Marcin Held vs. Derek Anderson

Welterweight: Karl Amoussou vs. TBA


Lightweight: Jordan Parsons vs. Tim Bazer

Featherweight: Josh Arocho vs. Julio Cesar Neves

Middleweight: Vitor Morena vs. Anthony Smith

Middleweight: Ben Crowder vs. Joe Vedepo

Lightweight: Larue Burley vs. Cliff Wright, Jr.

Lightweight: Trey Brown vs. Jared Downing

Light Heavyweight: Matt Uhde vs. Houston Alexander