Bellator 123 begins at 8 p.m. ET while the UFC Fight Night 50 main card airs one hour later at 9 p.m. ET.
Newport Beach, Calif. (August 11, 2014) - Bellator will kick-off its 11th season from Connecticut's Mohegan Sun Casino on Friday, September 5th at a special start time of 8:00pm ET/PT on Spike TV. Bellator 123 (8:00-10:00pm ET/PT) will be headlined by the Featherweight Title fight as reigning Bellator Champion Pat Curran defends his belt against Brazilian striker Patricio Pitbull. Tickets for the event are on sale now and can be purchased via TicketMaster.com: Bellator 123: Curran vs. Pitbull
The following week, Bellator will return to its 9:00-11:00pm ET/PT timeslot.
"MMA fans know that Friday nights are all about great Bellator action on Spike," noted Scott Coker, President, Bellator. "We have a huge night planned for September 5th, and wanted to give fans an opportunity to enjoy what should be a very fun night in Connecticut from Mohegan Sun Casino."
The night will also showcase Cheick Kongo, King Mo, the Bellator debut of Bobby Lashley and a full preliminary card.
Kicking off the Spike.com portion of the night will be a battle of heavy hands between Connecticut's own Josh Diekmann and Mike Wesssel. Riding a two-fight win streak, Diekmann has recorded all 14 of his victories by finish, but will put his skills to the test against Wessel, who has recorded eight KO wins, six coming in the first round.