Bellator will return to Iowa this Friday night to crown a new welterweight champion, as Bellator 117 takes place from the Mid-American Center in Council Bluffs.

The main card, highlighted by a bout for the belt between Douglas Lima and Rick Hawn, will begin at 9 p.m. ET on Spike TV.

Other main card bouts include the semifinals in the lightweight tournament, as Patricky Freire meets Derek Campos and Marcin Held takes on Derek Anderson.

FightLine will have complete coverage from the event, including on-site video and interviews with the fighters and Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney.


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