Bellator FC 48: Curran vs Sandro
Date: Aug 20, 2011
Location: Uncasville, Connecticut
Venue: Mohegan Sun
MAIN CARD (MTV2)
* Pat Curran vs. Marlon Sandro (featherweight-tourney finale)
* Champ Cole Konrad vs. Paul Buentello (heavyweight non-title fight)
* Seth Petruzelli vs. Ricco Rodriguez
* Juan Barrante vs. Rene Nazare
* Saul Almeida vs. Tateki Matsuda
* Brett Oteri vs. Ryan Quinn
* Andrew Calandrelli vs. Matt Nice
* Nik Fekete vs. Mark Griffin
* Dan Cramer vs. Jeff Nader
The fight card is finalized for Bellator's third and final "Summer Series" show.
The event takes place Aug. 20 at Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Connecticut, and a four-fight main card airs on MTV2.
In all, the card features nine bouts, including a handful of notables who compete on the untelevised preliminary card.
As previously announced, the event features the finale of the organization's summer-long featherweight grand prix. Two finalists from the eight-man tournament will be determined at Saturday's Bellator 47 event and semifinal round, and the winners then meet in the finale at Bellator 48.
Additionally, as previously announced, the main card features a non-title superfight between heavyweight champion Cole Konrad (7-0 MMA, 2-0 BFC) and Paul Buentello (29-13 MMA, 0-0 BFC). An additional heavyweight fight between UFC vets Ricco Rodriguez (46-11 MMA, 0-0 BFC) and Seth Petruzelli (13-6 MMA, 0-0 BFC) also is set for the event.
Rounding out the main card are lightweights Rene Nazare (9-0 MMA, 2-0 BFC) vs. Juan Barrante (7-5 MMA, 0-0 BFC).
The featured bout of the preliminary card pits former UFC fighter and undefeated Bellator competitor Dan Cramer (7-2 MMA, 4-0 BFC) against fellow middleweight and Connecticut fighter John Clarke (8-2 MMA, 0-0 BFC).
Rounding out the main card are lightweights Andrew Calandrelli (4-3 MMA, 0-0 BFC) vs. Matt Nice (1-1 MMA, 0-0 BFC), welterweights Brett Oteri (8-1 MMA, 0-0 BFC) vs. Ryan Quinn (5-2-1 MMA, 2-0 BFC), light heavyweights Nik Fekete (4-1 MMA, 0-1 BFC) vs. Mark Griffin (3-2-1 MMA, 0-0 BFC), and featherweights Saul Almeida (9-1 MMA, 0-0 BFC) vs. Tateki Matsuda (6-2 MMA, 0-0 BFC).
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