Nov 2, 2013; Long Beach, CA, USA; Bellator chief executive officer Bjorn Rebney, center, at the post fight press conference after the Bellator MMA fight night at the Long Beach Arena. Alvarez won the fight. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports
This is something that you are not likely to see in MMA very often. After Bellator 115 went through a card shuffle due to two bouts being scratched, they have added a late replacement bout to have the card at 9 bouts this evening.
The late replacement bout is a Lightweight tilt between Jimmy Jones and Rudy Morales. You may recall that this bout was scheduled for the World Series of Fighting 9 event last week in Las Vegas, but the Nevada State Athletic Commission scratched the bout because they only allowed eleven fights on the card.
Both Jones and Morales successfully weighed in last night, according to the TheMMAReport.com, and will compete on the preliminary portion of tonight’s Bellator 115 card in Reno, Nevada.
With the addition of the Lightweight bout, the prelims will now feature five fights.
Here is the entire Bellator 115 card:
Main Card: (Spike TV 9 pm ET)
Vitaly Minakov (13-0) vs. Cheick Kongo (20-8-2): Bellator Heavyweight Championship bout
Herman Terrado (11-3) vs. Justin Baesman (14-4)
Volkan Oezdemir (10-0) vs. Kelly Anundson (6-2)
Johnny Cisneros (8-2) vs. Mikkel Parlo (11-2)
Preliminary Card: (Spike.com 7 pm ET)
James Terry (13-6) vs. Rick Reeves (9-4)
Freddie Aquitania (6-1) vs. Josh Appelt (10-2)
Jason Powell (0-0) vs. Sinjen Smith (0-0)
Benito Lopez (0-0) vs. Oscar Ramirez (2-0)
Jimmy Jones (4-2) vs. Rudy Morales (2-0)