Two veterans of Bellator will meet next month, as Brennan Ward faces David Rickels.

Set for October 20 from the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut, the event features Gegard Mousasi’s Bellator debut vs. former champion Alexander Shlemenko.

Ward (14-6) has dropped two in a row, falling via submission to Fernando Gonzalez and via knockout to Paul Daley. He went 5-1 between 2015-16.

Rickels (18-4) will be moving up for the fight, which takes place in the welterweight division. He finished Aaron Derrow in January and is unbeaten over his last three.

Below is the current fight card:

MAIN CARD (Spike/9 p.m. ET)

Middleweight: Gegard Mousasi vs. Alexander Shlemenko

Light Heavyweight: Liam McGeary vs. Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal

Female Flyweight: Heather Hardy vs. Kristina Williams

Welterweight: Brennan Ward vs. David Rickels


Lightweight: Ryan Quinn vs. Marcus Surin

Middleweight: Steve Skrzat vs. Costello Van Steenis