Bellator is coming to Oklahoma in the new year, as they will host three events at the WinStar World Casino in Thackerville.

The first takes place January 24 and will feature a welterweight championship match between Ben Askren and Karl Amoussou.

Bellator will use the Global Event Center, which seats more than 3,000 people. The company debuts in January on Spike TV and will showcase two-plus hours of live MMA on Thursday nights.