Champ Will Brooks (155) vs. Dave Jansen (154.6)
“I’m going to go out there and cut Dave Jansen down. I’m going to smoke him. I’m going to embarrass him.” – Will Brooks
“My mental edge is going to be key and me beating Will on Friday night. I’ve always believed it’s mentality before physicality, and it’s my mentality that’s going to lead me to the world title. It’s also going to be because of my experience, determination and laser focus. All of these things are just culminating into the perfect storm.” – Dave Jansen
IRVINE. Calif. – April 10, 2015 – 25 of the 26 fighters competing on Friday’s “Bellator: Brooks vs. Jansen” took to the scales and successfully hit their targeted weights Thursdayafternoon at the Radisson Hotel in Newport Beach, Calif. The stacked MMA card emanates from the Bren Events Center in Irvine, Calif., tomorrow, airing LIVE and FREE on Spike at 9 p.m. ET.
“Bellator: Brooks vs. Jansen” is headlined by a fight between Bellator Lightweight World Champion Will Brooks (15-1) and Dave Jansen (20-2). “Ill Will” has won six consecutive bouts, while “The Fugitive” has rallied off seven straight victories of his own.
The event also features the return of multi-combat sports star Joe Schilling (2-3), who faces Brazilian standout Rafael Carvalho (10-1) in a middleweight co-main event.
“Bellator: Brooks vs. Jansen” – Friday, April 10, Bren Events Center, Irvine, Calif.
Joe Schilling (185.6) vs. Rafael Carvalho (185.8)
Marcin Held (155.8) vs. Alexander “Tiger” Sarnavskiy (155)
Alexander Volkov (243) vs. Tony Johnson (264)
Fabricio Guerreiro (145.8) vs. John Teixeira (145.2)
Joey Beltran (184) vs. Brian Rogers (186)
Saad Awad (155.4) vs. Rob Sinclair (155.2)
A.J. McKee (144) vs. Marcos Bonilla (146)
Jonathan Santa Maria (125) vs. Steve Ramirez (126)
Chris Herrera (186) vs. Luc Bondole (185.6)
Cleber Luciano (150) vs. Aaron Miller (150)
Jay Bogan (146.6) vs. Justin Governale (146)
Chad George (136) vs. Mark Vorgeas (135.6)