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, while the main card follows at 8 p.m. ET live on Spike.
The fighters hit the scales at 6 p.m. ET on Thursday, June 23. A live video feed (courtesy of Bellator MMA) appears above, while the results appear below.
Michael Chandler (154.7) vs. Patricky “Pitbull” Freire (155) – for vacant lightweight title
Matt Mitrione (255.9) vs. Carl Seumanutafa (254.7)
Ilima-Lei MacFarlane (126) vs. Rebecca Ruth (124.9)
Isao Kobayashi (145.2) vs. Justin Lawrence (145.4)
Lee Burns (253.8) vs. Byron Stevens (263.7)
Jordan Dowdy (170) vs. Guilherme “Bomba” Vasconcelos (169.4)
Rashard Lovelace (144.9) vs. Garrett Mueller (145.9)
Kevin Engel (170.7) vs. Chel Erwin-Davis (170.6)
Matt Murphy (136.9) vs. Justin Robbins (135.4)
Joaquin Buckley (172.3) vs. Chris Heatherly (179.6)
Katy Collins (126) vs. Michelle Pearce (129.9)
Jason Christeson (185.6) vs. Dewayne Diggs (185.1)
Mike Estus (177) vs. Steven Mann (170.6)
Tyler Claussen (169.7) vs. Brad Jones (167.3)
Ashley Cummins (109) vs. Nikki Smith (110)
Kickboxing: Joe Schilling (185) vs. Hisaki Kato (184.9)
Kickboxing: Raymond Daniels (170.5) vs. Stefano Bruno (171)
Kickboxing: Keri Anne Taylor-Melendez (120) vs. Sarah Howell (120)
Kickboxing: Kevin Ross (145) vs. Justin Houghton (145.6)
Kickboxing: Denise Kielholtz (124.1) vs. Gloria Peritore (122)
Kickboxing: Elmir Kulosman (175.7) vs. Darryl Cobb (175.6)
Kickboxing: Tara Walker (128.6) vs. Mimi Kutzin (124)