On Friday, Feb. 19, Bellator MMA will host its 149th event from the Toyota Center in Houston.
In the night’s main event, a pair of MMA legends lock horns for third time as Royce Gracie and Ken Shamrock meet once again. The pair have met twice before, with Gracie submitting Shamrock in the finals of the UFC 1 tournament in 1993, and fighting to a 36-minute draw at UFC 5 in 1995. Now 49 years old, Gracie will step into the cage for the first time since 2007. Shamrock, meanwhile, returned to competition at Bellator 138 last summer. The 52-year-old suffered a first-round TKO loss to Kevin “Kimbo Slice” Ferguson.
The co-main event of the evening will feature the aforementioned Kimbo Slice, as he squares off with fellow brawler Dhafir “Dada 5000” Harris. Slice’s win over Shamrock marked his first MMA action since 2010, when he was jettisoned from the UFC. Harris, meanwhile, will be competing for the third time as a professional.
The event kicks off Friday at 6:30 p.m. ET with a live preliminary card stream, while the five-fight main card follows at 9 p.m ET on Spike.
Above is live video of the event’s post-fight press conference (courtesy of Bellator MMA).
Bellator 149 Fight Card
Royce Gracie vs. Ken Shamrock
Kevin “Kimbo Slice” Ferguson vs. Dhafir “Dada 5000” Harris
Derek Campos vs. Melvin Guillard
Emanuel Newton vs. Linton Vassell
Daniel Pineda vs. Emmanuel Sanchez
Richard Knepp vs. Isaac Villanueva
Ryan Hollis vs. Adrian Yanez
Anthony Ivy vs. Jason Langellier
Jeremy Mahon vs. Davis Sylvester
Juan Torres vs. Justin Wren
Mike Trinh vs. Angel Zamora
Ruben Esparsa vs. C.J. Hancock
Manny Lozoya vs. Jacob Norsworthy
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