Bellator 117 fight card finalized with addition of lightweight tournament semifinals

Bellator MMA will be returning to the state of Iowa on April 18th for Bellator 117 and the fight card has been finalized with the addition of the lightweight tournament semifinals.Bellator 117 Poster

The fight card will come from the Mid-American Center and will be headlined by Douglas Lima and Rick Hawn facing each other for the vacant Bellator welterweight title..

In the lightweight tournament semifinals, Patricky Pitbull (12-5) meets Derek Campos (14-3) and Derek Anderson (11-0) faces Marcin Held (17-3). The winners will advance to the final and a date for the tournament final has not been announced by Bellator at this time.

Also on the main card, former welterweight tournament winner Karl Amoussou returns and his opponent will be announced shortly by Bellator.

Bellator 117 will broadcast live at 9 p.m. EST/ 6 p.m. PT on Spike TV and the preliminary card will be streamed live and free on beginning at 7 p.m. EST/ 4 p.m. PT. Tickets for the event are on sale now and can be purchased at, or by visiting the Mid-American Center Box Office

The complete Bellator 117: Lima vs. Hawn fight card is below.

Main Card: (Spike TV – 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT)
Douglas Lima (25-5) vs. Rick Hawn (18-2)
Patricky Pitbull (12-5) vs. Derek Campos (14-3)
Derek Anderson (11-0) vs. Marcin Held (17-3)
Karl Amoussou (16-6) vs. TBA

Preliminary Card: ( – 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT)
Jordan Parsons (9-1) vs. Tim Bazer (14-15)
Josh Arocho (13-12) Julio Cesar Neves (28-0)
Victor Morena (32-18) vs. Anthony Smith (17-11)
Ben Crowder (10-11) vs. Joe Vedepo (14-8)
Larue Burley (3-0) vs. Cliff Wright Jr. (8-5)
Martin Brown (6-2) vs. Jared Downing (9-4)
Matt Uhde (3-4) vs. Houston Alexander (15-10)