Bellator Returns to Mohegan Sun June 12th for World Welterweight Championship

2009-05-22

Two warriors will compete for the World Welterweight Championship Title
Bellator Fighting Championships will continue its 12-week, nationwide world championship series with its eleventh event, Bellator XI, taking place at Mohegan Sun on Friday, June 12th at 8:00pm.  Returning to Mohegan Sun after the packed house at Bellator II, June’s event will feature the Bellator World Welterweight Championship bout in Uncasville.
Tickets are $60.00 and $30.00 and are on sale now at the Mohegan Sun Box Office and 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. 
“We have seen spectacular action in the Welterweight division and can’t wait to see the culmination of our three-month tournament with a world title fight at Mohegan Sun, the Northeast’s premier casino/resort location,” said Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney.  “Bellator fighters earn their right to compete for the world championship title by beating the best the division has to offer, and this division, stocked with undefeated phenoms, former champions and world-class challengers, has been really entertaining.  We are genuinely looking forward to sharing this excitement and passion with Bellator’s fans during our second trip to Connecticut.” 
The championship bout will feature Dominican standout Omar De La Cruz vs. undefeated Tiger Schulmann phenom Lyman Good.  Undercard fighters for Bellator XI will include the explosive Uriah Hall and the return of Matt “Weapon X” Makowski.  All the action will occur live at Mohegan Sun Friday, June 12, 2009 and will air exclusively on ESPN Deportes on Saturday, June 13, 2009.
Tournament Bouts:
World Welterweight Championship Final Bout:
170 lbs. – Lyman Good (9-0) vs. Omar De La Cruz (5-1)
Non-Tournament Bouts:
185 lbs. – Uriah Hall (1-0) vs. Armando Montoya (pro debut)
170 lbs. – Igor Gracie (1-1) vs. Vagner Rocha (1-0)
170 lbs. – Matt Makowski (5-1) vs. Justin Torrey (4-0)
135 lbs. – Collin Tebo vs. Nick Pace (1-0)
185 lbs. – David Branch (3-0) vs. Dennis Olsen (6-2)
135 lbs. – Jimmie Rivera (2-1) vs. Nick Garcia (1-2)
For more information on Bellator XI and other great events at Mohegan Sun, visit mohegansun.com.  For information on this week’s schedule, call the Entertainment and Special Events hotline at 1.888.226.7711, ext. 27163.