Bellator 97 Fight Card: 2 Title Fights, 2 Tournament Finals and start of next bantamweight tournament

Bellator will wrap up the 2013 Summer Series on July 31st from the Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho, New Mexico on July 31st and the promotion has announced the full fight card.Bellator 97

The California based promotion had previously announced that the card would be headlined by two title fights and the finals of the Summer Series light heavyweight and heavyweight tournaments.

The promotion has now released the full fight card which will include the semifinals of the Summer Series bantamweight tournament with the matchups being Rafael Silva (19-3) vs. Rodrigo Lima (11-1) and Anthony Leone (12-5) vs. Frank Baca (16-2).

The preliminary card will be streamed on and will feature the Bellator debut of Bubba Jenkins (3-0) as he faces Mike Barreras (5-6). Also on the preliminary card will be season eight lightweight tournament semifinalist Will Brooks (9-1) as he will face Cris Leyva (9-5).

Tickets for the event are on sale now and can be purchased at or by visiting the Santa Ana Star Center Box Office with tickets starting at just $25 dollars.

The current Bellator 97 card is below:

Main Card: (Spike TV – 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT)
Michael Chandler (11-0) vs. David Rickels (14-1) – LW Title
Ben Askren (11-0) vs. Andrey Koreschkov (13-0) – WW Title
Muhammed Lawal (10-2, 1NC) vs. Jacob Noe (12-2) – LHW Tourney Final
Ryan Martinez (10-2) vs. Vitaly Minakov (11-0) – HW Tourney Final
Patricio Pitbull (17-2) vs. Jared Downing (9-2)

Preliminary Card: ( – 6 p.m. ET/3 p.m. PT)
Cris Leyva (9-5) vs. Will Brooks (9-1)
Rafael Silva (19-3) vs. Rodrigo Lima (11-1) – BW Tourney Semifinal
Anthony Leone (12-5) vs. Frank Baca (16-2) – BW Tourney Semifinal
Mike Barreras (5-6) vs. Bubba Jenkins (3-0)
Javier Palacios (1-0) vs. Richard Jacques (1-0)
Jeremy Kimball (9-3) vs. Keith Berry (15-10)
Adrian Cruz (4-0) vs. Felipe Chavez (5-3)
Steve Garcia (1-0) vs. Shawn Bunch (1-0)
Cliff Wright Jr. (7-4) vs. Donald Sanchez (28-13)