John McCarthy assigned as referee for Will Brooks vs. Dave Jansen at Bellator 136

Bellator 136 will be headlined by a title fight as Will Brooks will defend the Bellator lightweight title against Dave Jansen and the third person in the cage will be John McCarthy.

Jason Floyd - The MMA Report
Jason Floyd – The MMA Report

California State Athletic Commission Executive Director Andy Foster confirmed to The MMA Report on Friday that he has assigned McCarthy to be the referee for the title fight.

In addition, Foster stated that out of competition drug testing has been taking place for this event.

Bellator 136 will come from the Bren Events Center in Irvine, California and the main card will begin at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT on Spike TV.

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 ( – 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