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Bellator MMA Welterweight World Champion Douglas Lima Meets Russian Knockout Artist Andrey Koreshkov On July 17th At Mohegan Sun Arena

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015

Bellator MMA Welterweight World Champion Douglas “ThePhenom” Lima (26-5), one of the most talented and well-rounded 170-pound fighters on the planet today, puts his title on the line against Russian knockout artist Andrey “Spartan” Koreshkov (17-1) on Friday, July 16th, at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT.

Tickets are $195.00, $95.00, $70.00, $45.00 and $25.00 and go on sale Friday, April 24th through Ticketmaster at 10:00am.  Ticketmaster customers may log on to ticketmaster.com; call Ticketmaster’s national toll free Charge By Phone number 1.800.745.3000; or visit any Ticketmaster outlet.  Tickets will also be available at the Mohegan Sun Box Office starting Saturday, April 25th, subject to availability.

Bellator Nation presale begins Tuesday, April 21st. Join the Bellator Newsletter list or follow them on social media (Twitter / Facebook) to gain access to the presale code and details.

“Douglas Lima is an incredible champion who is in for one of the toughest fights of his life against Koreshkov,” said Bellator President Scott Coker. “When the rest of this card is announced, we’ll have put together one of the greatest showcases of welterweight talent ever assembled on one night.”

The two elite combatants headline the newly announced “Bellator MMA: Lima vs. Koreshkov” event, which airs live and free on Spike at 9:00pm.

Additional information, including ticketing details and the night’s full lineup of world-class MMA action, will be announced shortly.

The 27-year-old Lima is a Brazilian-born athlete who now makes his home in Atlanta. Fighting under the Bellator MMA banner since 2011, Lima is an impressive 8-1 in the promotion and an incredible 14-1 in his past 15 overall appearances. Lima earned his way to the Bellator MMA Welterweight World Title with an eight-man tournament victory that included knockout wins over Ben Saunders, Bryan Baker and Michail Tsarev. Lima then claimed the title with an April 2014 knockout win over Rick Hawn. Overall, Lima boasts five consecutive knockout victories and now looks to defend his belt for the first time.

Koreshkov is also fresh off an eight-man tournament win, claiming a decision victory over Adam McDonough after previously registering knockouts of Justin Baesman and Nah-Shon Burrell. The 24-year-old Koreshkov is a Russian national medalist in both pankration and hand-to-hand combat and has lost just once in 18 professional MMA appearances. He owns 10 wins by knockouts and three by submission and also owns a 2012 victory over former Bellator MMA Welterweight World Champion Lyman Good.

Expect fireworks when Lima and Koreshkov collide.

Additional contests for “Bellator MMA: Lima vs. Koreshkov” will be announced shortly.

About Bellator MMA

Bellator MMA is a leading Mixed Martial Arts organization featuring many of the best fighters in the world. Under the direction of veteran fight promoter Scott Coker, Bellator is available to nearly 400 million homes worldwide in over 120 countries. In the United States, Bellator can be seen on Spike, the MMA television leader. Bellator MMA is comprised of an executive team that includes top industry professionals in television production, live event orchestration, fighter development/relations, venue procurement, sponsorship creation/development, international licensing, marketing, advertising, publicity and commission relations. Bellator is based in Santa Monica, California and owned by entertainment giant Viacom, home to the world’s premier entertainment brands that connect with audiences through compelling content across television, motion picture, online and mobile platforms.

About Spike:

Spike is available in 98.7 million homes and is a division of Viacom Media Networks. A unit of Viacom (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB), Viacom Media Networks is one of the world’s leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms. Spike’s Internet address is www.spike.com and for up-to-the-minute and archival press information and photographs, visit Spike’s press site at http://www.spike.com/press. Follow us on Twitter @spiketvpr for the latest in breaking news updates, behind-the-scenes information and photos.

Mohegan Sun Arena is now ranked consistently among the top venues in the world according to Billboard Magazine, Pollstar and Venues Today. It has won “Casino of The Year” at the Country Music Awards in 2008 & 2010 and in 2013, was voted “Arena Of The Year” at the G2E Global Gaming Conference in Las Vegas. Also in 2013, Mohegan Sun won “Casino of The Year” in 2 categories at the Academy of Country Music Awards. Mohegan Sun Arena was also ranked among the top 10 Arena venues in the world for 2014, regardless of size. For more information on concerts and other great events, visit Mohegan Sun. For information on this week’s schedule, call the Entertainment and Special Events hotline at 1.888.226.7711, ext. 27163.

Dancing With The Stars: Live! ‘Perfect Ten Tour’ Comes To Mohegan Sun Arena on June 20th

Tuesday, April 7th, 2015

All-stars champion Melissa Rycroft to headline tour dancing alongside Witney Carson, Valentin Chmerkovskiy, Artem Chigvintsev, Keo Motsepe, Peta Murgatroyd and Emma Slater

Tickets on sale now!

UNCASVILLE, CT (April 7, 2015) – Following a sold-out winter tour and the 10th Anniversary Season of ABC’s hit show Dancing with the Stars, Dancing with the Stars: Live! is going back on the road giving fans the opportunity to see their favorite stars dance live in their hometowns, visiting over 40 cities across America.  Hosted by Dancing with the Stars All-Stars champion Melissa Rycroft, the ‘Perfect Ten Tour’ is bringing a one-of-a-kind touring production to Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT on Saturday, June 20th at 8:00pm.

Tickets are $45.00 and are on sale now through Ticketmaster.  Ticketmaster customers may log on to ticketmaster.com; call Ticketmaster’s national toll free Charge By Phone number 1.800.745.3000; or visit any Ticketmaster outlet.  Tickets are also be available at the Mohegan Sun Box Office,  subject to availability.

Kicking off this summer, Dancing with the Stars: Live! features the faces you know and love including pro dancers Witney Carson, Valentin Chmerkovskiy, Artem Chigvintsev, Peta Murgatroyd, Emma Slater and troupe dancers Alan Bersten, Brittany Cherry, Sasha Farber and Jenna Johnson. The dancers are unleashed  in the 90-minute action packed live show, produced by Faculty Productions in association with BBC Worldwide, treating audiences to exciting and romantic performances, from choreography never-before-seen on the show, to some of the most memorable numbers from all ten years of Dancing with the Stars.

“I’m looking forward to dusting off my dance shoes and heading out on the road on tour with Dancing with the Stars.  My children Ava and Beckett and my husband Tye will be traveling with me in what can only be described as the greatest road trip across America, dancing from city to city and reconnecting with the fans that make Dancing with the Stars so special,” said Melissa Rycroft.

For up to date information and to purchase tickets, go to dwtstour.com. VIP packages will be available through VIPNation.com, giving fans the chance to purchase premium tickets, meet and greet opportunities with the cast, exclusive merchandise and photo opportunities.

Don’t forget to tune-in to the 10th anniversary season of Dancing with the Stars, airing Monday nights at 8:00pm ET/PT on ABC.

Mohegan Sun Arena is now ranked consistently among the top venues in the world according to Billboard Magazine, Pollstar and Venues Today. It has won “Casino of The Year” at the Country Music Awards in 2008 & 2010 and in 2013, was voted “Arena Of The Year” at the G2E Global Gaming Conference in Las Vegas. Also in 2013, Mohegan Sun won “Casino of The Year” in 2 categories at the Academy of Country Music Awards. Mohegan Sun Arena was also ranked among the top 10 Arena venues in the world for 2014, regardless of size. For more information on concerts and other great events, visit Mohegan Sun. For information on this week’s schedule, call the Entertainment and Special Events hotline at 1.888.226.7711, ext. 27163.

Christina Perri & Colbie Caillat Unite For “The Girls Night Out, Boys Can Come Too Tour”

Monday, April 6th, 2015

Summer co-headline tour hits the road July 10th, kicking off at Uncasville, CT’s Mohegan Sun Arena; Support comes from Rachel Platten

UNCASVILLE, CT (April 6, 2015) – In what is sure to be one of the most talked about tours of the summer, Christina Perri and Colbie Caillat have announced plans for a North American co-headline tour. “The Girls Night Out, Boys Can Come Too Tour” kicks off Friday, July 10th at 7:30pm at Uncasville, CT’s Mohegan Sun Arena and then travels through late August. Support throughout comes from Rachel Platten. VIP presale ticketing begins Wednesday, April 8th; all remaining tickets will then be released to the general public starting on Friday, April 10th.

Tickets are $30.00 and go on sale Friday, April 10th through Ticketmaster at 10:00am.  Ticketmaster customers may log on to ticketmaster.com; call Ticketmaster’s national toll free Charge By Phone number 1.800.745.3000; or visit any Ticketmaster outlet.  Tickets will also be available at the Mohegan Sun Box Office starting Saturday, April 11th subject to availability. VIP presale ticketing begins Wednesday, April 8th.

Two-time Grammy Award-winning artist Colbie Caillat released her fourth full-length album, GYPSY HEART, in September of 2014.  The album immediately landed in the Top 20 of Billboard’s Top 200 chart fueled by the strength of her gold-selling single “Try.”  Co-written by legendary producer and singer-songwriter, Babyface, “Try” became one of the biggest performing songs featured as iTunes “Single Of The Week.” Quickly amassing nearly 40 million YouTube/VEVO views, the single’s inspirational companion video became a global viral sensation and reached the #1 spot on the iTunes Video chart. At radio, that success continued as the song went Top 10 at Hot AC.

To date, Caillat has sold over six million albums and ten million singles worldwide. Her breakthrough hit “Bubbly” remains “one of the best-selling digital tracks in history” and her multi-platinum debut COCO hit #5 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart, while her gold-selling sophomore set Breakthrough landed at #1. 2011’s All Of You yielded the gold “I Do” and platinum “Brighter Than The Sun,” which enjoyed over twenty film and television placements.

An international live draw, Caillat has played sold out venues everywhere alongside artists from John Mayer to Sheryl Crow.

Christina Perri has spent much of the past year on the road celebrating the release of her acclaimed second album HEAD OR HEART. In addition to high profile TV appearances, festival performances and treks with OneRepublic and Demi Lovato, Perri recently returned from her biggest worldwide headline tour to date, with sold out shows in North America, Europe, Asia and Latin America.

Human,” the acclaimed first single from HEAD OR HEART, was certified RIAA platinum for sales now well in excess of 1 million. Additionally, the album features the singles “Burning Gold” and “The Words” not to mention the upbeat fan favorite, “Be My Forever,” the duet that Christina did with Ed Sheeran.

Named iTunes’ “Breakthrough Pop Artist of 2011,” Perri earned critical applause and an increasingly fervent fan following with her extraordinary debut, “lovestrong.” Highlighted by the 4x-platinum certified smash, “Jar of Hearts,” the album entered the SoundScan/Billboard 200 among the Top 5 upon its initial 2011 release.  Perri followed “lovestrong,” with the RIAA 4x-platinum certified hit single, “A Thousand Years,” exclusively featured on THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN – PART 1 & 2– ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACKS.

After two years of writing Rachel Platten would find her first big spark with “Fight Song.” She turned inward by telling her own story through it. Turns out it was just the message people needed. “The reactions were honest and intense.  People have been sending me the most beautiful stories of how they refuse to give up,” she recalls.  The fire that “Fight Song” ignited has connected not only with music fans but also Columbia Records. Now planning her major label debut, Rachel is currently touring the U.S. with Andy Grammer, performing a number of songs from her cache.

For more information on Colbie Caillat visit colbiecaillat.com

For more information on Christina Perri visit christinaperri.com

For more information on Rachel Platten visit rachelplatten.com

Mohegan Sun Arena is now ranked consistently among the top venues in the world according to Billboard Magazine, Pollstar and Venues Today. It has won “Casino of The Year” at the Country Music Awards in 2008 & 2010 and in 2013, was voted “Arena Of The Year” at the G2E Global Gaming Conference in Las Vegas. Also in 2013, Mohegan Sun won “Casino of The Year” in 2 categories at the Academy of Country Music Awards. Mohegan Sun Arena was also ranked among the top 10 Arena venues in the world for 2014, regardless of size. For more information on concerts and other great events, visit Mohegan Sun. For information on this week’s schedule, call the Entertainment and Special Events hotline at 1.888.226.7711, ext. 27163.