The third event in Bellator Fighting Championshipsâ€™ upcoming â€œSummer Seriesâ€ will take place at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut, on August 20.
Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney revealed the location during a radio appearance on MMAJunkie.com. The event will air live on MTV2 and will feature the final round of Bellatorâ€™s latest eight-man, 145-pound tournament. Bellatorâ€™s â€œSummer Seriesâ€ will kick off June 25 with Bellator 46, where Marlon Sandro, Pat Curran Ronnie Mann and Nazareno Malegarie will square off in respective featherweight quarterfinal bouts with Genair da Silva, Luis Palomino, Adam Schindler and Jacob Devree. The tournament semifinals will take place at Bellator 47 on July 23 in Ontario, marking this the first time that Bellator has held a show in Canada. Additionally, reigning featherweight king Joe Warren will defend his strap that night at Casino Rama in Rama, Ontario, Canada, against fourth-season tournament winner Patricio â€œPitbullâ€ Freire.
Bellator was last in connecticut for Bellator 39, where Rick Hawn bested Lyman Good in the welterweight tournament, Patricky Pitbull decimated Toby Imada’s ribs and Ben Saunders turned Matt Sung Lee into a bloody mess a la Ric Flair circa 1983.