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Bellator 142: Wife Of Gilbert Melendez Added

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Kerri Anne Taylor-Melendez, the wife of former Strikeforce champion Gilbert Melendez, will make her Glory debut at Bellator: Dynamite 1 later this month.

Set for September 19 from the SAP Center in San Jose, California, the card features both MMA and kickboxing matches under one roof. In the main event, Liam McGeary defends his light heavyweight title against Tito Ortiz.

Melendez has competed in both kickboxing and Muay Thai for a number of years and is 2-1 as a pro kickboxer after going 4-1 in amateur bouts. She will face the debuting Hadley Griffith as part of the Spike TV main card.

Below is the current lineup:

MAIN CARD (Spike TV/9 p.m. ET)

Bellator Light Heavyweight Championship
Liam McGeary (c) vs. Tito Ortiz

Bellator Light Heavyweight Tournament Final
TBA vs. TBA

Vacant Glory Light Heavyweight Championship
Saulo Cavalari vs. Zack Mwekassa

Glory Featherweight Championship
Gabriel Varga (c) vs. Serhiy Adamchuck

Glory Welterweight: Paul Daley vs. Fernando Gonzalez

Glory Bantamweight: Kerri Anne Taylor-Melendez vs. Hadley Griffith

Bellator Light Heavyweight Tournament Semifinal
TBA vs. TBA (Phil Davis, Emanuel Newton, Linton Vassell, Muhammad “King Mo” Lawal)

Bellator Light Heavyweight Tournament Semifinal
TBA vs. TBA (Phil Davis, Emanuel Newton, Linton Vassell, Muhammad “King Mo” Lawal)

Lightweight: Josh Thomson vs. Mike Bronzoulis

PRELIMINARY CARD

Bellator Light Heavyweight Tournament Alternate Bout
Francis Carmont vs. Philipe Lins

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