On Friday, June 24, Bellator MMA will host its 157th event dubbed Dynamite 2 from the Scottrade Center in St. Louis. The event features both MMA and kickboxing action.
In the night’s main event, former UFC champion Quinton “Rampage” Jackson returns to the Bellator cage to clash with Japan’s Satoshi Ishii. The 38-year-old Jackson left the promotion after three straight wins, citing breach of contract. He had one fight in the UFC before a judge ruled in Bellator’s favor, forcing him to return to the Viacom-owned promotion. The gold medal winning judoka Ishii will be making his promotional debut and will look to rebound from a vicious, first-round knockout loss to Jiri Prochazka in December.
The co-main event of the evening will see the promotion crown a new lightweight champion as former titleholder Michael Chandler takes on Brazilian Patricky “Pitbull” Freire. The pair met previously at Bellator 44 in 2011, with Chandler earning a unanimous decision victory.
The event kicks off Friday at 6:30 p.m. ET with a live preliminary card stream above, while the main card follows at 8 p.m. ET live on Spike.
For the results of the night’s MMA action, click here.
For results of the night’s kickboxing action, click here.
Above is live video of the event’s post-fight press conference (courtesy of Bellator MMA).
Michael Chandler vs. Patricky “Pitbull” Freire – for vacant lightweight title
Matt Mitrione vs. Carl Seumanutafa
Ilima-Lei MacFarlane vs. Rebecca Ruth
Isao Kobayashi vs. Justin Lawrence
Lee Burns vs. Byron Stevens
Jordan Dowdy vs. Guilherme “Bomba” Vasconcelos
Rashard Lovelace vs. Garrett Mueller
Kevin Engel vs. Chel Erwin-Davis
Matt Murphy vs. Justin Robbins
Joaquin Buckley vs. Chris Heatherly
Katy Collins vs. Michelle Pearce
Jason Christeson vs. Dewayne Diggs
Mike Estus vs. Steven Mann
Tyler Claussen vs. Brad Jones
Ashley Cummins vs. Nikki Smith