Bellator MMA Newcastle will take place at the Metro Radio Arena
Finally after the signing of so many European fighters in the summer we now have the start of the Bellator’s European Fight Series, Bellator signed some of the biggest names like Terry Brazier, Kiefer Crosbie and Dominique Wooding to name a few.
The main event will see Ryan Scope face Bellator MMA lightweight title challenger, Patricky “Pitbull” Freire. Scope, a former BAMMA lightweight title-holder, . That fight took place in Newcastle as part of the BAMMA 33 card and marks the last time any major promotion held a show in Newcastle. The Geordie will now look to make a big impression on the Bellator fanbase when he makes his promotional debut
Freire has victories over the likes of Benson Henderson, Josh Thompson, Derek Campos and Roger Huerta. The 32-year-old previously fought for the Bellator lightweight title against Michael Chandler , but came up short. Pitbull will now get a major opportunity to take a step back towards the title, but he will have to do so in enemy territory.
Aaron Chalmers will also return to his home next February to make his promoanal debut also. No opponent has been announced for Chalmers, His return to the cage comes after a legal battle with BAMMA, which has forced Chalmers to sit on the sidelines for 11 months. Aaron has called for fights against the likes of CM Punk, Mike Jackson, Kevin ‘Baby Slice’ Ferguson Jr to name a few. Chalmers now has a record of 4-0 with four finishes and hopes to make it 5-0 in front of his home town fans.
No bouts have been officially announced for the card & Tickets go on sale for the general public Wednesday, Dec. 12 at 9 a.m.