ST. LOUIS — (June 23, 2016) –The official weigh-ins for “Bellator: Dynamite 2” and “Bellator Kickboxing: St. Louis” took place this afternoon in front of a packed house at Scottrade Center in St. Louis. All competitors are now ready for action tomorrow with both events starting LIVE and FREE on SPIKE starting at 8 p.m. ET/7 p.m. CT.
A heavyweight slugfest pitting “Rampage” Jackson (36-11) against Satoshi Ishii (14-5-1) will headline the “Bellator: Dynamite 2” portion, which will feature both a mixed martial arts cage and kickboxing ring inside Scottrade Center. In the evening’s co-main event, Michael Chandler (14-3) will face Patricky “Pitbull” Freire (16-7) with the Lightweight World Title on the line. In addition, Carl Seumanutafa (10-6) challenges former NFL player Matt Mitrione (9-5) in heavyweight slugfest, while Ilima Macfalane (3-0) and Rebecca Ruth (6-1) round out the electric mixed martial arts portion of the main card.
In the kickboxing portion of “Bellator: Dynamite 2,” Kevin Ross (31-9) will meet Justin Houghton (7-2) at featherweight, while the woman with Dynamite in her nickname, Denise Kielholtz (44-2) will go to war with Gloria Peritore (10-1-1) at flyweight.
Immediately following the conclusion of “Bellator: Dynamite 2,” Joe Schilling (27-8) and Hisaki Kato (6-2 MMA) will kick-off “Bellator Kickboxing: St. Louis” in a rematch of sorts, while World Combat League veteran Raymond Daniels (11-3) takes on Italian knockout specialist Stefano Bruno (23-2-1). Finally, Sarah Howell will make her professional debut in a flyweight feature bout with Keri Melendez (3-1).
All of the action goes down at Scottrade Center in St. Louis, and airs LIVE and FREE on Spike beginning at 8 p.m. ET/7 p.m. CT.
“Dynamite 2” Main Card: (Live on SPIKE – 8 p.m. ET/7:00 p.m. CT)
Bellator MMA Heavyweight Main Event: “Rampage” Jackson (225) vs. Satoshi Ishii (222.8)
Bellator MMA Lightweight World Title Bout: Michael Chandler (154.7) vs. Patricky “Pitbull” Freire (155)
Bellator MMA Heavyweight Feature Bout: Matt Mitrione (255.9) vs. Carl Seumanutafa (254.7)
Bellator Kickboxing Lightweight Feature Bout: Kevin Ross (145) vs. Justin Houghton (145.6)
Bellator Kickboxing Flyweight Feature Bout: Denise Kielholtz (124.1) vs. Gloria Peritore (122.6)
Bellator MMA Bantamweight Feature Bout: Rebecca Ruth (124.9) vs. Ilima Macfarlane (126)
“Bellator Kickboxing: St. Louis” Main Card: (Live on SPIKE — Immediately After “Dynamite 2”
Bellator Kickboxing Middleweight Feature Bout: Joe Schilling (185) vs. Hisaki Kato (184.9)
Bellator Kickboxing Welterweight Feature Bout: Raymond Daniels (170.5) vs. Stefano Bruno (171)
Bellator Kickboxing Flyweight Feature Bout: Keri Melendez (120) vs. Sarah Howell (120)
Preliminary Card: (Bellator.com – 6:15 p.m. ET/5:15 p.m. CT)
Bellator MMA Lightweight Preliminary Bout: Justin Lawrence (145.5) vs. Isao Kobayashi (145.2)
Bellator MMA Welterweight Preliminary Bout: Jordan Dowdy (170) vs. Guilherme “Bomba” (169.4)
Bellator MMA Welterweight Preliminary Bout: Kevin Engel (170.7) vs. Chel Erwin-Davis (170.6)
Bellator MMA Bantamweight Preliminary Bout: Matt Murphy (136.9) vs. Justin Robbins (135.4)
Bellator MMA Welterweight Preliminary Bout: Joaquin Buckley (172.3) vs. Chris Heatherly (179.6)
Bellator MMA 130-pound Preliminary Bout: Michelle Pearce (129.9) vs. Katy Collins (129.8)
Bellator MMA 170-pound Preliminary Bout: Brad Jones (167.3) vs. Tyler Claussen (169.7)
Bellator MMA Middleweight Preliminary Bout: Jason Christeson (185.6) vs. Dewayne Diggs (185.1)
Bellator MMA Heavyweight Preliminary Bout: Lee Burns (253.8) vs. Byron Stevens (263.7)
Bellator MMA Welterweight Preliminary Bout: Steven Mann (170.6) vs. Mike Estus (177)
Bellator MMA Lightweight Preliminary Bout: Rashard Lovelace (144.9) vs. Garret Mueller (145.9)
Bellator MMA Strawweight Preliminary Bout: Nikki Smith (110) vs. Ashley Cummins (109)
Bellator Kickboxing Middleweight Preliminary Bout: Elmir Kulosman (175.7) vs. Darryl Cobb (175.6)
Bellator Kickboxing Catchweight Preliminary Bout: Tara Walker (128.6) vs. Mimi Kutzin (124)
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About Scottrade Center:
Scottrade Center is a contemporary, 12-story glass and concrete structure located in the heart of downtown St. Louis. The home of the St. Louis Blues Hockey Club, Scottrade Center also features a full range of arena programming, including concerts, ice shows, family shows and other sporting events. Scottrade Center is consistently ranked by Pollstar Magazine as one of the top grossing arenas in the country.