Bellator returns for their 11th season on Spike TV this Friday night and what makes it particularly intriguing is that it’ll be going head-to-head with UFC Fight Night 50 on FOX Sports 1 which is taking place just a few miles up the road in Conneticut.
The event will be headlined by a featherweight title fight between current champion Pat Curran and season 9 tournament winner Patricio ‘Pitbull’ Freire.
Muhammed ‘King Mo’ Lawal features on the co-main event in his first fight since a controversial tournament final decision loss to Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson, taking on Dustin Jacoby who’s making his Bellator debut.
There’s also a clash of former UFC heavyweights as Cheick Kongo squares up against Lavar Johnson.
Opening up the four fight main card is pro-wrestler Bobby Lashley who pieced together three victories in 2013 and will be competing for the first time this year against Josh Burns who’s yet to earn a victory in four attempts inside the Bellator cage.
Check out the full Bellator 123 fight card below.
Pat Curran vs. Patricio Freire
Dustin Jacoby vs. Muhammed Lawal
Cheick Kongo vs. Lavar Johnson
Josh Burns vs. Bobby Lashley
Rico DiSciullo vs. Marvin Maldonado
Steve Garcia vs. Kin Moy
Josh Diekmann vs. Mike Wessel
Tamdan McCrory vs. Brennan Ward
Dan Cramer vs. Perry Filkins
Mark Griffin vs. Mike Mucitelli
Pete Rogers vs. Phillipe Martins
Brandon Fleming vs. Blair Tugman
Lucas Cruz vs. Andrew Calandrelli
Matt Bessette vs. Scott Cleve