The complete fight card has been announced for next month’s Bellator 136 as two of the new matchups on the card are Alexander Volkov vs. Tony Johnson and Fabricio Guerreiro vs. John Teixeira.

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Jason Floyd – The MMA Report

The fight bookings were announced by Bellator on Wednesday afternoon.

Bellator 136 will come from the Bren Events Center in Irvine, California on April 10 and will be headlined by Will Brooks defending the lightweight title against Dave Jansen.

Volkov (24-4) has won five in a row since losing the Bellator heavyweight title to Vitaly Minakov in 2013. His last two victories have come outside of Bellator and his last fight in the promotion came at Bellator 120 as he defeated Blagoi Ivanov in the season ten heavyweight tournament final. Johnson (8-2) was recently signed by Bellator and he has won four of his last five. His most recent win came in November as he defeated Robert Neal by TKO in the first round.

Guerreiro (20-3, 1NC) made his Bellator debut in 2013 and has gone 2-2 in the promotion. His last appearance in the cage came at Bellator 120 as he defeated Shahbulat Shamhalaev by submission. Teixeira (17-1-2) won his Bellator debut last year as he defeated Scott Cleve by split decision. He is unbeaten in his last five fights and his only career defeat came at UFC 147 against Hugo Viana.

The current Bellator 136: Brooks vs. Jansen fight card is below.

Main Card: (Spike TV – 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT)
Will Brooks (15-1) vs. Dave Jansen (20-2)
Joe Schilling (2-3) vs. Rafael Carvalho (10-1)
Marcin Held (20-3) vs. Alexander “Tiger” Sarnavskiy (30-2)
Alexander Volkov (24-4) vs. Tony Johnson (8-2)

Preliminary Card (Spike.com – 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT)
John Mercurio (6-7) vs. Greg Parker (4-1)
Joey Beltran (15-11) vs. Brian Rogers (11-7)
Saad Awad (17-6) vs. Rob Sinclair (12-2)
Fabricio Guerreiro (20-3) vs. John Teixeira (17-1-2)
Jonathan Santa Maria (3-0) vs. Steve Ramirez (0-1)
Marcos Bonilla (1-1) vs. A.J. McKee (0-0)
Ben Jones (4-4) vs. Luc Bondole (4-1-1) *
BellatChad George (15-8) vs. Mark Vorgeas (5-2-1) *
Cleber Luciano (10-5) vs. Aaron Miller (14-9) *

* – Dark Fight and will be after the main card broadcast

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6 Responses

  1. Hardcore MMA fan

    What happened to Minakov vs Volkov II? There’s no way Minakov is still injured. WTF is scott doing with all these tourney winners who were promised title shots? This is insane..

    • Jason Floyd

      Minakov has been recovering from an injury. You want him to defend his title on short notice or allow Volkov to take a fight and get a paycheck? Fighters don’t get paid to sit at home and not fight.

      • Hardcore MMA fan

        Yes I want Volkov to make a living, but I’m jw what’s taking so long for Minakov to recover. I want to see Minakov vs Volkov II. More so I want Bellator to treat their fighters better than they are now. But I understand if Minkaov is not read yet and needs more time. Just been a long layoff for him. I feel bad for the guy.

      • Jason Floyd

        My understanding is that he was just cleared to return to training. He had surgery (I believe on his shoulder). Why do you say “I want Bellator to treat their fighters better than they are now?”

      • Hardcore MMA fan

        I say that bc they release guys on winning streaks/ undefeated fighters/ guys who only lost 1 or 2 times in their career. And instead they sign guys on 3 or 4 fight losing streaks and keep guys who should have been cut instead. Plus giving title shots to ppl that don’t deserve it instead of ppl who earned it.

      • Jason Floyd

        As I said before, Coker and his management team are doing what they feel is best for the Bellator business. We may not agree with those decision, but it’s their company. Time will tell if they will succeed. I believe you have allow them time to develop their business plan for Bellator. It’s going to take time for their business plan to come together. That is why you have to give the new regime 12-18 months before deciding if they are the right management team to lead Bellator.