Three prelims announced for Bellator 137, including Jesse Juarez vs. Ricky Rainey
The preliminary card for Bellator 137 is coming together with Thursday’s announcement of three new bouts.
Bellator 137 takes place on May 15 at Pechanga Resort & Casino in Temecula, Calif. The evening’s main card airs on Spike TV following prelims on MMAjunkie. A previously announced middleweight title bout between champion Brandon Halsey and challenger Kendall Grove headlines the event.
Announced for the card are welterweights Jesse Juarez (22-9 MMA, 5-1 BMMA) and Ricky Rainey (10-3 MMA, 2-1 BMMA); bantamweights Joe Taimanglo (20-6-1 MMA, 3-2 BMMA) and Antonio Duarte (18-5 MMA, 0-0 BMMA) ;and featherweights Jordan Parsons (10-1 MMA, 1-0 BMMA) and Julio Cesar Neves Jr. (30-0 MMA, 2-0 BMMA).
Bellator 136 weigh-in results: Will Brooks, Dave Jansen on weight for title fight
The Bellator 136 fighter weigh-ins took place today, and all main card fighters made weight without issue.
The Bellator 136 weigh-in results included:
MAIN CARD (Spike TV, 9 p.m. ET)
Champ Will Brooks (155) vs. Dave Jansen (154.6) – for lightweight title
Rafael Carvalho (185.8) vs. Joe Schilling (185.6)
Marcin Held (155.8) vs. Alexander Sarnavskiy (155)
Alexander Volkov (243) vs. Tony Johnson (264)
PRELIMINARY CARD (MMAjunkie, 7 p.m. ET)
Fabricio Guerreiro (145.2) vs. John Teixeira (145.8)
Saad Awad (155.4) vs. Rob Sinclair (155.2)
Joey Beltran (184) vs. Brian Rogers (186)
Marcos Bonilla (147)* vs. A.J. McKee (144)
Chad George (136) vs. Mark Vorgeas (135.6)
Jay Bogan (147.4)** vs. Justin Governale (146)
Jonathan Santa Maria (125) vs. Steve Ramirez (126)
Chris Herrera (186) vs. Luc Bondole (185.6)
Cleber Luciano (150) vs. Aaron Miller (150) – 150-pound catchweight fight
* Bonilla must lose a pound to make the featherweight limit
** Bogan must lose 1.4 pounds to make the featherweight limit