Bellator returns to California this Friday night with a middleweight battle between Doug Marshall and Melvin Manhoef.

Bellator 125 takes place inside the Save Mart Center in Fresno, California, with the main card airing on Spike TV at 9 p.m. ET.

Marshall, a former tournament winner and ex-WEC champion, will be welcoming Manhoef to the Bellator cage. He has won four of his last five to improve to 18-7 overall, falling only to current champion Alexander Shlemenko last November.

Manhoef (28-11-1) earned an April victory over Evangelista Santos that snapped a two-fight losing streak. He made his MMA debut in 1995 and has fought for K-1, Dream and Strikeforce.

Other main card bouts include Brian Rogers vs. Rafael Carvalho, Martin Stapleton vs. Goiti Yamauchi and Javy Ayala vs. Raphael Butler.

Eight fights are scheduled for the prelims, which stream online, including Ron Keslar vs. Jesse Juarez.

Below is the current lineup:


Middleweight: Doug Marshall vs. Melvin Manhoef

Middleweight: Brian Rogers vs. Rafael Carvalho

Featherweight: Martin Stapleton vs. Goiti Yamauchi

Heavyweight: Javy Ayala vs. Raphael Butler


Welterweight: Ron Keslar vs. Jesse Juarez

Welterweight: Aaron Wilkinson vs. Chris Honeycutt

Featherweight: Julio Cesar Neves vs. Poppies Martinez

Middleweight: Granson Clark vs. George Zuniga

Featherweight: Jonny Bonilla-Bowman vs. Sergio Cortez

Flyweight: Oscar Ramirez vs. Matt Ramirez

Featherweight: Joe Neal vs. Paul Ruiz

Middleweight: Nate James vs. Anthony Ruiz