Newport Beach, Cali. (August 21, 2012) â€” After hosting a collection of the most memorable and jaw dropping moments in Bellator history, Bellator Fighting Championships is returning to Casino Rama on November 2 for Bellator 79 LIVE on MTV2, The Score in Canada and in commercial free HD on EPIX beginning at 8 p.m. EST. Doors open at 6pm EST, with the event also being broadcast on mun2 in Spanish language, as well as streamed on Spike.com.
Tickets are on sale now and are available at Ticketmaster.com, Bellator.com and in-person at the Casino Rama Box Office. Tickets are priced from $25-$175.
â€œFrom Michael Chandlerâ€™s vicious knockout of MMA legend Akihiro Gono to Douglas Limaâ€™s brutal finish over Ben Saunders, weâ€™ve seen some tremendous fights at Casino Rama, and I expect the same on November 2,â€ said Bellator Chairman & CEO Bjorn Rebney. â€œOur fans in Ontario have always been top notch, and they are for another great night with names like Eduardo Dantas, Paul Daley and Ryan â€˜The Real Dealâ€™ Ford.â€
Known as one of the greatest bantamweights in MMA, Eduardo Dantas burst onto the MMA scene in 2011 with three impressive victories to capture the Bellator Season 5 Bantamweight Tournament crown, and guarantee his shot against then Bellator Champion Zach Makovsky. With momentum clearly on his side, Dantas was in complete control and eventually secured a second round submission victory over Makovsky to become Bellatorâ€™s youngest champion. Only 23, Dantas is ready to defend his title at Bellator 79 on November 2.
After making quick work of Rudy â€œBad Newsâ€ Bears at Bellator 72, British knockout artist Paul â€œSemtexâ€ Daley will return to the Bellator cage in welterweight action. Known across the MMA landscape as one of the hardest hitters in the sport, â€œSemtexâ€ will be eyeing another victory as he prepares for his first Welterweight Tournament appearance in early 2013 on Spike.
With one of the largest fan bases in all of Canada, Ryan â€œThe Real Dealâ€ Ford is ready to collect another Bellator win as he re-enters the Bellator cage at Casino Rama. Ford made his Bellator debut at Casino Rama earlier in 2012, defeating 53-8 Luis Santos in dominating fashion. Ford had the Ontario faithful on its feet, and the Tristar Gym product will be looking for the same November 2.
For more information, visit Bellator.com, follow Bellator on Twitter @BellatorMMA, follow Bellator Chairman & CEO Bjorn Rebney @BjornRebney and check out Bellator on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Bellator
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