Bellator is back with its 59th show tomorrow night in Atlantic City, New Jersey. On the card is Kurt "Batman" Pellegrino, who retired from the UFC but not from fighting. The demands of fighting in the UFC, with the travel, publicity and other chores, became too much for the New Jersey native, who prefers fighting closer to home where he can be near his family and his school. Bellator in New Jersey is the perfect place for Kurt--he'll get the high level opponents he needs to challenge himself, while also being able to focus on the things he has going on in the state.
Kurt's opponent tomorrow night is a dangerous one--Patricky "Pitbull" Freire. This fight has fireworks written all over it, and it makes a great card even greater. The night will also feature the finals of both the heavyweight and bantamweight tournaments, so it's must-see event.
Also on the card is local standout Chris "Redline" Wing, an up and comer who you should definitely keep your eye on. I've ring announced him a few times, and Redline always brings it. He is a cardio machine who keeps on coming, and he makes a great addition to the card.
The weigh ins take place tonight at the Palladium Ballroom at Caesars Atlantic City at 5PM and is free and open to the public. The fights happen tomorrow night and will be broadcast on MTV2. Here is the complete card:
HW Final: Thiago Santos vs. Eric Prindle
BW Final: Alexis Vila vs. Eduardo Dantas
Kurt "Batman" Pellegrino vs. Patricky "Pitbull" Freire
Phillipe Nover vs. Marcin Held
Gregory Milliard vs. Brandon Saling
Brylan Van Artsdalen vs. Scott Heckman
Karl Amaoussou vs, Jesus Martinez
LeVon Maynard vs. Chris Wing