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Bellator 116: Heavyweight Tourney Semis Take Place This Friday

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Vitaly Minakov recently defended his Bellator heavyweight title. Now, the Russian will find out which two men will compete for a shot at him.

Bellator 116 takes place this Friday night and features the semifinals in the season 10 heavyweight tournament. Lavar Johnson takes on Blagoi Ivanov and Mighty Mo meets Alexander Volkov.

The main card airs on Spike TV and will also feature the retirement fight for UFC veteran Vladimir Matyushenko, who meets Joey Beltran.

Below is the current lineup:


Bellator Heavyweight Tournament Semifinal
Lavar Johnson vs. Blagoi Ivanov

Bellator Welterweight Tournament Semifinal
Nathan Coy vs. Adam McDonough

Light Heavyweight: Vladimir Matyushenko vs. Joey Beltran

Bellator Heavyweight Tournament Semifinal
Mighty Mo vs. Alexander Volkov


Bellator Middleweight Tournament Semifinal
Joe Pacheco vs. Brandon Halsey

Middleweight: Dave Vitkay vs. Keith Berry

Lightweight: Josh Smith vs. Poppies Martinez

Featherweight: Brandon Bender vs. Mario Navarro

Bantamweight: Joe Taimanglo vs. Rob Emerson

Welterweight: Ron Keslar vs. Karo Parisyan

Light Heavyweight: Carlos Eduardo vs. Rodney Wallace

Light Heavyweight: Philipe Lins vs. Travis Clark

Welterweight: Ricky Rainey vs. Andy Murad

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