On May 19th the SSE Arena Wembley plays host to arguably the best UK fight card of 2017. Headlined by Paul Daley vs Rory McDonald and flanked by Linton Vassell vs Liam McGeary and Michael Page vs Derek Anderson, Bellator 179 is truly the card that fight fans have been waiting for.
This evening Bellator have released details of their undercard, and it is equally as intriguing.
Jay Dods 6-0 vs Alfie Davis 6-1
Karl Etherington 12-2 vs Stav Economou 17-5
Jamie Powell 6-1 vs Amir Albazi 8-0
Umer Kayani 4-3 vs Nathan Jones 10-5
Dan Vinni 14-14 vs Alex Lohore 10-1
Liam Etebar 6-1 vs Rafal Cejra Cejrowski 2-0
Jeremy Petley 10-8 vs Chase Morton 6-3
The Bellator powers-that-be have kept the simmering tension between BAMMA welterweight title contenders Nathan Jones and Alex Lohore on slow boil by putting them on the same card, but against different opponents. What’s most entertaining about this though is that Jones’ opponent Umer Kayani is a friend of Lohore’s and Lohore faces off against Dan Vinni, who is a training partner of Nathan Jones! Superb matchmaking by the Bellator team.
Every single fight on this undercard is a barnburner, so expect fireworks all night long.
Tickets for this event are selling out fast. You can buy them directly from the UK based fighters to avoid booking fees. Alternatively, they are available from here. You won’t want to miss this. The action starts at 5:30pm. Make sure you’re in attendance.