Bellator MMA will return to Revel in Atlantic City on November 15th and the fight card will feature the finals of the season nine featherweight and welterweight tournaments, plus the return of Kurt Pellegrino and Tom DeBlass.
Bellator officials announced the event in a press release today and tickets will go on sale this Friday at 10 a.m. ET at all Ticketmaster locations, online at Ticketmaster.com and by calling 800-745-3000.
“We were witness to an incredible night of fights during our first visit to Revel and I expect nothing but the same on November 15th,” Bellator Chairman & CEO Bjorn Rebney said. “Atlantic City has become a second home for Bellator and with New Jersey favorites like Pellegrino and DeBlass on this card to compliment two tournament finals, Revel is in store for another huge night of fights.”
The California based promotion announced last week the eight fighters that will be in the featherweight tournament and they have not announced the field for the welterweight tournament that is expected to begin at Bellator 100 on September 20th.
Pellegrino (16-7) will be returning to action for the first time in two years as he had announced his retirement following his defeat to Patricky Pitbull at Bellator 59. He will face Saul Almeida (12-4) and both fighters will enter this lightweight bout on a three fight losing streak.
“I’ve been in retirement for the last two years, but I’ve been in the gym every day since and the competitive fire has still been burning inside of me,” Pellegrino said. “Every morning I wake up I realize I had the same dream as the night before, and it’s to go out the way I want. With Bellator back in Atlantic City, this is my opportunity to end my nightmare and go out the way I want, the way I deserve.”
Bellator will be making more fight announcements for this card in the coming weeks.