Top MMA News Exclusive: Ontario Bellator 47 Undercard Revealed
Bellator will be holding its Summer Series’ Featherweight tournament semi-finals at Casino Rama on July 23. The main card has been set for a while with Patricio “Pitbull” Friere challenging Joe Warren for his Featherweight title and the four semi-finalists squaring off to reach the finale of the Summer Series 145 tournament.
Now, Top MMA News has learned the majority of the undercard and as expected, its chock full of Canadians.
Jesse Gross (6-1) will make his Featherweight debut on the Bellator undercard. The Adrenaline Training Centre fighter will not take it easy in his first foray into the 145 lb division as he is rumoured to be taking on Adam Lorenz (5-1) on the undercard. Lorenz is Canada’s highest ranked Featherweight outside of the UFC and he has already defeated fighters who have appeared in the WEC and Bellator.
Canada’s fifth ranked Featherweight will make his return to Bellator on July 23. Will Romero (5-3), who was Heel Hooked by Patricio Friere at Bellator 15, will try to get back in the win column against Daniel Langbeen (3-3). Romero has been on a three fight slide since the loss to Friere and Bellator will be just the place to reverse his fortune. Langbeen is also coming into the the fight with three consecutive losses – one of which was to Romero’s teammate Lyndon Whitlock.
As previously posted on Top MMA News, Canada’s #2 Bantamweight Adrian Wooley (7-2) will take on David “Bo” Harris (5-2-1) in a Bantamweight fight. Wooley recently lost a closs decision to Nick Mamalis while Michigan’s Harris has knocked off two other Canadians in his last two fights.
A Bantamweight fight previously scheduled for the Score Fighting Series, Syd Barnier (3-3) vs Denis Puric (3-1), will also be held on the 23rd. The two Ontario fighters had their SFS fight called off when Puric became ill the week of the fights. Now they take their contest to Bellator.
Alka Matewa (1-1) will face the unbeaten Alex Ricci (2-0) in a Lightweight bout. This will be a battle of two kickboxers who are newer to the MMA game. Ricci has looked very impressive and knocked out Mike Sledzion in his last fight.
*** photos of Jesse Gross and Adrian Wooley by Mike Fischl