Newport Beach, Calif. (May 13, 2014) – Polish phenom Marcin Held is stepping back in the Bellator cage on Saturday, May 17th as the submission ace will battle Nate Jolly from the Landers Center live on Spike TV. The night is headlined by the Light Heavyweight Tournament Final between MMA icon Rampage Jackson and King Mo, along with Michael Chandler facing Will Brooks for the Bellator Interim Lightweight Title, while Tito Ortiz squares off with Middleweight World Champion Alexander Shlemenko, all on Pay-Per-View.
Previous scheduled to face Will Brooks; Jolly will now fight Held in a 158 lbs. catchweight fight live on Spike TV. Making his Bellator debut, Jolly holds a 13-5 professional record and has record five victories by KO or submission. Known for his ability to grind, Jolly looks to make his mark in the Bellator cage on May 17th.
Held earned his spot in the Season 10 Lightweight Tournament final with dominate submission victories over Derek Anderson and Rodrigo Cavalheiro and is scheduled to face Patricky Pitbull in the Bellator Tournament Final in Fall 2014 live on Spike TV. The Polish phenom has won eight of his previous nine fights and has recorded 10 of his 18 professional victories by submission. Only 22 years old, Held is looking for another quick finish from The Landers Center on May 17th
The full fight card can be found below.
Bellator Pay-Per-View Fight Card:
Bellator Light Heavyweight Tournament Final: Rampage Jackson (34-11) vs. King Mo (12-3)
Bellator Interim Lightweight World Title Fight: Michael Chandler (12-1) vs. Will Brooks (13-1)
Bellator Light Heavyweight Fight: Alexander Shlemenko (50-7) vs. Tito Ortiz (16-11-1)
Bellator Heavyweight Tournament Final: Blagoi Ivanov (11-0) vs. Alexander Volkov (20-4)
Bellator Welterweight Fight: Rickey Rainey (7-2) vs. Michael Page (5-0)
Bellator Spike TV Fight Card:
Bellator Heavyweight Fight: Cheick Kongo (20-9) vs. Eric Smith (6-1-1)
Bellator Catchweight (158lbs) Fight: Nate Jolly (13-5) vs. Marcin Held (18-3)
Bellator Featherweight Fight: Shahbulat Shamhalaev (12-2) vs. Fabricio Guerreiro (19-3)
Bellator Featherweight Fight: Goiti Yamauchi (16-2) vs. Mike Richman (16-4)