BENSON HENDERSON-PATRICIO PITBULL READY TO RUMBLE DURING ‘BELLATOR 160’ MAIN EVENT TOMORROW NIGHT ON SPIKE

ANAHEIM, Calif. (August 25, 2016) –The official weigh-ins for “Bellator 160: Henderson vs. Pitbull” took place this afternoon in front of a loud and excited crowd just outside of the Honda Center in Anaheim. The competitors are ready for action tomorrow at the Honda Center, with the event airing LIVE and FREE on SPIKE at 10 p.m. ET/9 p.m. CT.
The main card is highlighted by a lightweight main event between fellow superstars Benson Henderson (23-6) and Patricio “Pitbull” (25-3), where a future title shot will be on the line. In addition, undefeated knockout artist A.J. McKee (4-0) clashes with late-replacement Cody Walker (7-4) and explosive lightweights Saad Awad (19-7) and Derek Anderson (13-2) go toe-to-toe in a matchup that you do not want to miss. Lastly, Bubba Jenkins (11-2) will look for revenge against Georgi “Insane” Karakhanyan (24-6-1) in a featherweight rematch.
Also, during the card’s prelims, you won’t want to miss as Joey Davis makes his Bellator MMA debut, and Lyoto Machida’s brother Chinzo Machida makes his promotional debut as well.
“Bellator 160: Henderson vs. Pitbull” takes place on August 26 inside Anaheim’s Honda Center, and will air LIVE and FREE on SPIKE at 10 p.m. ET/9 p.m. CT., while preliminary bouts will stream live on Bellator.com and The Bellator Mobile App beginning at 5:00 p.m. PT.

Very few tickets remain, and are available at Ticketmaster.com and at the Honda Center Box Office.

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Also during today’s festivities, Bellator MMA and Shawne Merriman announced a joint venture that will allow the former NFL superstar to sell his popular fashion line “Lights Out” during Bellator events worldwide. Fans attending Bellator events will now have the exclusive opportunity to purchase Merriman’s highly sought after line of \ lifestyle gear ranging from t-shirts to hats to sweatshirts. An avid Bellator fan, Merriman can often be found cageside at events, and this will continue for the foreseeable future.
Main Card: (Live on SPIKE – 10 p.m. ET/9:00 p.m. CT)
Lightweight No. 1 Contender Main Event: Benson Henderson (156) vs. Patricio “Pitbull” Freire (155.4)
Lightweight Feature Bout: Saad Awad (155.5) vs. Derek Anderson (155.6)
Featherweight Feature Bout: A.J. McKee (145.6) vs. Cody Walker (145.3)
Catchweight Feature Bout: Bubba Jenkins (145.8) vs. Georgi Karakhanyan (149)
Preliminary Card: (Bellator.com – 7:45 p.m. ET/6:45 p.m. CT)
Welterweight Preliminary Bout: Joey Davis (174) vs. Keith Cutrone (175)

Lightweight Preliminary Bout: Jake Roberts (155.8) vs. Stephen Martinez (156)

Lightweight Preliminary Bout: Gabriel Green (155.4) vs. Alex Trinidad (156)

Flyweight Preliminary Bout: Steve Ramirez (126) vs. Ron Henderson (125.7)

Flyweight Preliminary Bout: Kyle Estrada (125.8) vs. David Duran (125.7)

Lightweight Preliminary Bout: Mike Segura (155.5) vs. Jacob Rosales (155)

Catchweight Preliminary Bout: Jonny Cisneros (174.5) vs. Andy Murad (175)

Featherweight Preliminary Bout: Chinzo Machida (145.2) vs. Mario Navarro (145.8)

About Bellator MMA:
Bellator MMA is a leading Mixed Martial Arts organization featuring many of the best fighters in the world. Under the direction of veteran fight promoter Scott Coker, Bellator is available to nearly 400 million homes worldwide in over 120 countries. In the United States, Bellator can be seen on Spike, the MMA television leader. Bellator MMA is comprised of an executive team that includes top industry professionals in television production, live event orchestration, fighter development/relations, venue procurement, sponsorship creation/development, international licensing, marketing, advertising, publicity and commission relations. Bellator is based in Santa Monica, California and owned by entertainment giant Viacom, home to the world’s premier entertainment brands that connect with audiences through compelling content across television, motion picture, online and mobile platforms.

About Spike:
Spike is available in 98.7 million homes and is a division of Viacom Media Networks. A unit of Viacom (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB), Viacom Media Networks is one of the world’s leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms. Spike’s Internet address is http://www.spike.com and for up-to-the-minute and archival press information and photographs, visit Spike’s press site at http://www.spike.com/press. Follow us on Twitter @spiketvpr for the latest in breaking news updates, behind-the-scenes information and photos.

About Honda Center:

Nestled in the heart of Orange County, Honda Center stands as one of the premier entertainment and sports venues in the country. Owned by the City of Anaheim and managed by Anaheim Arena Management, LLC, the arena is home to the 2007 Stanley Cup champion Anaheim Ducks, and annually hosts dozens of top-name concerts, exciting sporting events and family favorites such as the Harlem Globetrotters, Stars on Ice and Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus.

Since 2005, Ducks owners Henry and Susan Samueli have invested nearly $100 million into facility upgrades, most of which have a direct positive impact on the guest experience. In fact, just this year Honda Center debuted a new state-of-the-art scoreboard measuring nearly 20-feet-tall and over 30-feet-wide, which offers the clearest and highest definition picture available in any North American venue.

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