Bellator is back this Friday night, as Bellator 137 takes place from the Pechanga Resort and Casino in Temecula, California.
In the Spike TV main event, Brandon Halsey puts his middleweight title on the line against Kendall Grove. Halsey, unbeaten, won the belt from Alexander Shlemenko and has fended off comments about alleged steroid use by Grove over the recent week.
Halsey (8-0) has subbed four foes and knocked out another, including two straight submission wins with Bellator. Last September, he choked out Shlemenko in just 35 seconds to claim the title.
Grove (21-14) earned his second Bellator win when he submitted Christian M’Pumbu in October. Since 2012, he is 7-4 overall with five finishes.
Also, Mike Richman meets Eduardo Dantas in a key bantamweight affair, Fernando Gonzalez squares off with Curtis Millender and Darrion Caldwell battles Rafael Silva.
The current card can be found below, along with a video promo:
MAIN CARD (Spike TV/9 p.m. ET)
Bellator Middleweight Championship
Brandon Halsey (c) vs. Kendall Grove
Bantamweight: Eduardo Dantas vs. Mike Richman
Welterweight: Fernando Gonzalez vs. Curtis Millender
Bantamweight: Darrion Caldwell vs. Rafael Silva
PRELIMINARY CARD (Spike.com/7:45 p.m. ET)
Middleweight: A.J. Matthews vs. Ben Reiter
Light Heavyweight: Virgil Zwicker vs. Razak Al-Hassan
Bantamweight: Joe Taimanglo vs. Antonio Duarte
Featherweight: Jordan Parsons vs. Julio Caesar Neves, Jr.
Welterweight: Jesse Juarez vs. Ricky Rainey
PRELIMINARY CARD (After main card)
Lightweight: John Yoo vs. Albert Morales
Lightweight: Shawn Bunch vs. Rolando Perez
Lightweight: Steve Kozola vs. Ian Butler
Female Featherweight: Arlene Blencowe vs. A.J. Jenkins