A welterweight bout has been added to the preliminary card of Bellator 175 on March 31 in Rosemont, Illinois as Joaquin Buckley will meet Justin Patterson on the fight card coming from the Allstate Arena.

The fight booking was confirmed to The MMA Report on Wednesday.

Bellator 175 will be headlined by a rematch as Quinton “Rampage” Jackson meets Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal in a heavyweight bout and the main card will also feature the second Bellator fight for Noad Lahat.

Buckley (6-1) made his Bellator debut last year and scored a knockout victory against Chris Heatherly at Bellator 157. He enters Bellator 175 following a defeat against Jackie Gosh at Bellator 164 and five of his six victories have come by TKO/KO. Patterson (9-2) has won back to back fights and has won three of his four fights in Bellator. His most recent win came earlier this month as he defeated Jason Witt by stoppage in the third round.

The current Bellator 175: Rampage vs. King Mo 2 fight card is below.

Main Card: (Spike TV)
Quinton “Rampage” Jackson (37-11) vs. Muhammed “King Mo Lawal (20-6, 1NC)
Chase Gormley (13-5) vs. Sergei Kharitonov (23-6)
Emmanuel Sanchez (14-3) vs. Marcos Galvao (18-7-1)
Jake Roberts (7-1) vs. Steve Kozola (7-0)
Lloyd Carter (10-8) vs. Noad Lahat (10-2)

Preliminary Card: (Bellator.com)
Joaquin Buckley (6-1) vs. Justin Patterson (9-2)

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    I hope Noah Lahat makes a strong run in Bellator’s Featherweight division. Bellator needs some new blood in that Patricio Pitbull Freire, Daniel Strauss, and Pat Curran mix. I see that Bellator has given Sergei Kharitonov a match up against a less than stellar performing in the Bellator cage, Chase Gormley as a opponent. I’m sure Bellator brass is hoping this is the fight to get Sergei Kharitonov a victory. That Jake Roberts vs Steve Kozola fight is very intriguing.

    • Jason Floyd

      I am interesting in the Roberts vs. Kozola matchup as well and Kozola will be a guest on next week’s podcast.