Bellator Fighting Championships heads back to Canada, as the promotion returns to Casino Rama in Orilla, Ont., on May 4 for Bellator 67.
The night will feature Bellator lightweight champion Michael Chandler squaring off against 32-win MMA veteran and Japanese sensation Akihiro Gono. Also, a Season 6 welterweight tournament semi-final bout between Ben Saunders and Bryan Baker will take place in addition to the return of Polish heavyweight sensation Damian (The Polish Pitbull) Grabowski and the Bellator debut of Canada’s own Ryan (The Real Deal) Ford.
Kicking off the night will be a stacked undercard full of the area’s top talent.
Rising welterweight prospect Nordine Taleb will enter the Bellator cage for the second time. Taleb, who is on a six-fight win streak, looks to pick up where he left off with a hard fought decision win over Matt Secor at Bellator 64.
A pair of Ontario natives will clash as Will Romero and Matt Veal meet in a featherweight contest in front of an electric Ontario crowd. Romero, a two-time Bellator veteran with 10 professional fights, meets Veal, an exciting competitor that has only gone to a decision once in 16 bouts.
Bellator 67 will feature the return of Brazilian Muay Thai champion kickboxer turned mixed martial artist Cosmo Alexander as he faces undefeated Lorawnt-T (Smash) Nelson in a lightweight matchup. "Good Boy" will be looking to build off the momentum of his first-round knockout victory over Avery McPhatter at Bellator 58 when he steps in the Bellator cage against the 4-0 Nelson, who has stopped each of his opponents inside the allotted three rounds.