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Bellator 117: Lineup Set, Features Battle For Vacant Welterweight Title

Bellator 117: Lineup Set, Features Battle For Vacant Welterweight Title

A new Bellator welterweight champion will be crowned in April, as Douglas Lima takes on Rick Hawn in the main event of Bellator 117.

Set for Iowa’s Mid-American Center, the card takes place April 18. The main card airs on Spike TV and will feature the semifinals in the lightweight tournament.

Several Iowa-based or born fighters will compete on the prelims, including Joe Vedepo, Ben Crowder and Jared Downing.

Below is the current lineup:

MAIN CARD (Spike TV)

Bellator Welterweight Championship
Douglas Lima vs. Rick Hawn

Bellator Lightweight Tournament Semifinal
Patricky Freire vs. Derek Campos

Bellator Lightweight Tournament Semifinal
Marcin Held vs. Derek Anderson

Welterweight: Karl Amoussou vs. TBA

PRELIMINARY CARD (Spike.com)

Lightweight: Jordan Parsons vs. Tim Bazer

Featherweight: Josh Arocho vs. Julio Cesar Neves

Middleweight: Vitor Morena vs. Anthony Smith

Middleweight: Ben Crowder vs. Joe Vedepo

Lightweight: Larue Burley vs. Cliff Wright, Jr.

Lightweight: Trey Brown vs. Jared Downing

Light Heavyweight: Matt Uhde vs. Houston Alexander

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