Officials have set the Bellator 127 lineup, with four planned fights airing on Spike TV as the main card for the October 3 event from the Pechanga Resort and Casino in Southern California.
Daniel Straus and Justin Wilcox will face each other in a key featherweight match. Straus, a former Bellator champion, is competing for the first time since losing the title to Pat Curran earlier this year. He is 22-5 overall, while Wilcox sports a record of 14-6.
The other main card bouts include Marius Zaromskis vs. Karo Parisyan, Rafael Silva vs. Rob Emerson and former Bellator light heavyweight champion Christian M’Pumbu vs. Kendall Grove.
Six fights are lined up for the prelims, while Shawn Bunch is also expected to compete. No opponent for Bunch was named in the press release, but Thierry Sokoudjou, Justin Baesman and Saad Awad will all be part of the prelim lineup.
Below is the current card for the night:
MAIN CARD (Spike TV)
Featherweight: Daniel Straus vs. Justin Wilcox
Welterweight: Karo Parisyan vs. Marius Zaromskis
Bantamweight: Rafael Silva vs. Rob Emerson
Middleweight: Kendall Grove vs. Christian M’Pumbu
PRELIMINARY CARD (Spike.com)
Light Heavyweight: Thierry Sokoudjou vs. Malik Merad
Welterweight: Justin Baesman vs. Fernando Gonzalez
Catchweight: Johnny Cisneros vs. Ricky Rainey
Lightweight: Sergio Rios vs. Saad Awad
Light Heavyweight: Nick Moghaddam vs. Ray Sloan
Middleweight: Keith Berry vs. Joe Pacheco
Bantamweight: Shawn Bunch vs. TBA