A fourth welterweight bout has been added to Bellator 140, as Brennan Ward takes on Gavin Sterritt.
Set for July 17 from the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut, the Spike TV main card features Douglas Lima defending his 170-pound title vs. Andrey Koreshkov.
After winning the Bellator Season 9 middleweight tournament, Ward fell short in a bid for the championship against Alexander Shlemenko, who held the title at the time. This past February, Ward would bounce back on short notice in his debut as a welterweight with a first-round rear-naked choke submission victory over Curtis Millender.
The Waterford, Conn. native has an affinity for the finish, as he has ended nine of his 10 professional tilts before reaching the judges scorecards. With his hometown a mere 10 miles away from the venue, “The Irish Bad Boy” is sure to have a strong home cage advantage over his opponent.
Nine years Ward’s senior at 35, Sterritt is a submission specialist fighting out of Liverpool, England who has held titles for multiple regional promotions. “War Horse” has competed twice under the Bellator MMA banner already, earning victories at Bellator 99 and Bellator 114.
Below is the current lineup:
Bellator Welterweight Championship
Douglas Lima (c) vs. Andrey Koreshkov
Welterweight: Chris Honeycutt vs. Paul Bradley
Welterweight: Michael Page vs. Rudy Bears
Welterweight: Brennan Ward vs. Gavin Sterritt