The Bellator Fighting Championships recently started their seventh season and their last season on MTV2.
They have announced that the season seven finale will take place on December 14th with Bellator 84 coming from The Venue at Horseshoe Casino in Hammond, Indiana.
The fight card will feature the featherweight and heavyweight tournament finals and the return of Felice Herrig to the organization as she will take on Michelle Gutierrez.
“We’ve had great success and explosive fights at Horseshoe Casino, and I expect nothing less on December 14th for Bellator 84,” said Bellator Chairman & CEO Bjorn Rebney. “Our fans in Hammond are going to see two competitors walk away with checks for $100,000, and the chance to fight for a Bellator World Championship on Spike early next year.”
Herrig (7-4) is currently on a two fight winning streak and this will be her first fight back in Bellator since her split decision victory at Bellator 14 against Jessica Rakoczy. After being away from Bellator for two years, she is excited to be back.
“I am so excited to fight with Bellator again,” she said. “To have my first fight back in Hammond is awesome since it’s so close to my home town. I was in the crowd when I witnessed my teammate Pat Curran win the Bellator Featherweight Title and I can’t wait to fight!”
The fight with Gutierrez does mean something to Herrig because the two fighters use to have the same management team and she wants to shut her mouth.
“We used to have the same management and were put in many situations to work together. I honestly gave it my best effort to be friends with her but her unethical practices as a fighter and in business directly impacted me. Fighting Michele again really does nothing for my career other than it gives me a chance to shut her mouth once and for all. It’s time for her to put her money where her mouth is.”
Bellator 84 will be broadcasted live on MTV2 and in commercial free high definition on EPIX2 at 8 p.m. ET and the preliminary card will be shown on Spike.com at 6 p.m. ET.