Bellator 183 Fan Fest Set For Dave & Buster's in Milpitas on Friday, Sept. 22

September 8, 2017
WHAT:              Bellator 183: Henderson vs. Pitbull Fan Fest
Bellator MMA fans are invited to attend the official Bellator 183: Henderson vs. Pitbull Fan Fest, which will take place inside Dave & Buster's in Milpitas, Calif. All fans in attendance will have the opportunity to spend time with some of the most iconic names in MMA, while experiencing a number of interactive exhibits that bring you even closer to the action inside the Bellator cage.
 
*** OPEN TO THE PUBLIC WITH RSVP ***
 
WHERE:         Dave & Buster's Milpitas
                        940 Great Mall Dr.
                        Milpitas, Calif. 95035EndFragment
 
WHEN:           Friday, September 22 from 8-11 p.m. PT

WHO:             Dan Henderson
                        "Big" John McCarthy
                        Mike Goldberg
                        Julia Budd
 
RSVP:             Bellator.com/Fan-Fest
 
Bellator 183: Henderson vs. Pitbull will be broadcast live and free on SPIKE at 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT, while preliminary action will stream on Bellator.com and the Bellator Mobile App. Bellator Kickboxing 7: Ghajji vs. Daniels will air on SPIKE immediately following Bellator 184: Dantas vs. Caldwell on October 6. Tickets for the event are on sale now at Ticketmaster.com.
 
Dan Henderson, known simply as "Hendo," is one of the most feared one-punch strikers in all of MMA and put away many opponents with his "H-Bomb" overhand right. A former PRIDE and STRIKEFORCE champion, Henderson owns notable wins over Michael Bisping, Fedor Emelianenko, "Shogun" Rua and Wanderlei Silva. Now retired, Henderson also represented the U.S. during the 1992 and 1996 Olympics as a member of the Greco-Roman wrestling teams. 
 
Known to fans as "Big" John McCarthy, the longtime MMA referee has officiated some of the most memorable bouts in the sport's history. Additionally, McCarthy has served as a pioneer and industry leader in championing for fighter safety. Along with being the third person inside the cage, his signature catchphrase, "Let's get it on," has become synonymous with the biggest bouts in MMA.
 
Mike Goldberg, who made his Bellator broadcast debut at Bellator NYC and Bellator 180, is best known for his 20 plus years of play-by-play work in professional MMA and trademark calls that made him popular with fans around the globe. In addition to his two decades in mixed martial arts, he has broadcast every major sport at the network level, most notably his 900 games in the NHL, both nationally and with the Minnesota Wild, Vancouver Canucks and Detroit Red Wings. 
 
Julia Budd, the inaugural Bellator women's featherweight champion, is currently riding an eight-fight win streak and remains undefeated inside the Bellator cage. The 33-year-old Canadian has not suffered a defeat since 2011, making her one of the most prolific athletes in Bellator MMA's 145-pound division. "The Jewel" most recently defeated women's MMA trailblazer Marloes Coenen for the promotion's title at Bellator 174 in March earlier this year. 
 
Updated Bellator 183: Henderson vs. Pitbull Fight Card
Lightweight Main Event: Benson Henderson (24-7) vs. Patricky "Pitbull" Freire (17-8)
Heavyweight Co-Main Event: Roy Nelson (23-14) vs. Javy Ayala (10-5)
Welterweight Main Card Bout: Paul Daley (39-15-2) vs. Lorenz Larkin (18-6, 1 NC)
Featherweight Main Card Bout: Aaron Pico (0-1) vs. Justin Linn (7-3)
Lightweight Main Card Bout: Adam Piccolotti (9-0) vs. Goiti Yamauchi (21-3)
Women's Flyweight Preliminary Bout: Brooke Mayo (0-1) vs. Kaytlin Neil (0-2)
Welterweight Preliminary Bout: Fernando Gonzalez (1-0) vs. Alex Lopez (3-0)
 
Updated Bellator Kickboxing 7: Ghajji vs. Daniels Fight Card
Welterweight Kickboxing World Title Bout: Karim Ghajji (97-13-1) vs. Raymond Daniels (11-3)
Featherweight Kickboxing World Title Bout: Kevin Ross (44-11) vs. Domenico Lomurno (22-8)
Middleweight Kickboxing Main Card Bout: Joe Schilling (20-9) vs. Najib Idali (28-6-1)
Women's Featherweight Kickboxing Main Card Bout: Jorina Baars (41-0-3) vs. Anke Van Gestel (34-11-3)
Featherweight Kickboxing Bout: Joe Palacios (7-7) vs. Malaipet (145-31-6)
 
*Fight card subject to change.


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