On Saturday September 23 the Sap Center in San Jose California will host Bellator 183: Henderson vs. Pitbull (Patricky Freire). The card is stacked with a multitude of exciting fights including the Bellator debut of MMA Heavyweight legend Roy Nelson as well as a much anticipated bout between dynamic strikers Lorenz Larkin and Paul Daley.
Former UFC and WEC champion Benson Henderson looks for his second victory over a Freire brother after beating Patricio it is now time to take on older brother Patricky. Patricky, known for his vicious power, is a formidable opponent for the former champion Henderson as he looks to continue his path to a Bellator title fight.
The stakes are about as high as they get for Lorenz Larkin and Paul Daley. With both men coming off losses to the top tier of the division each man needs a win to stay in title contention. Larkin fought for the Welterweight belt in his Bellator debut falling to champion Douglas Lima. Daley recently succumbed to the immense pressure of Rory MacDonald in Rory’s Bellator debut. With MacDonald up next for a title shot, both men could solidify the next shot at Bellator gold by making a statement on saturday night.
As for Roy Nelson: Big Country looks to revitalize his career in his Bellator debut against Javy Ayala. Winning only 3 of his last 10 fights, Nelson looks to Bellator for a fresh start. In an interview with MMAmania.com Nelson stated:
- “You know I’m excited. I’m excited to reunite the fans back with Roy Nelson, with Spike and myself so, I’m just excited. It’s just a breath of fresh air.”
We’re excited too. Excited and looking forward to Bellator 183 bringing us great fights this weekend.