Bellator Fighting Championships make a return to Ontario this Friday night with Bellator 64: Askren vs Lima, from the Colosseum inside Caesars Windsor.
The show is a stacked card, featuring a welterweight title fight between champion Ben Askren and Season 5 tournament winner Douglas Lima. The main card will also feature exciting Brazilians Marlon Sandro and Alexandre Bezerra going at it in a Season 6 featherweight semifinal match, as well as the first two fights in the Season 6 bantamweight tournament.
The preliminary portion of the card will hold five fights and feature some of the best fighters in Canada and Southwestern Ontario. London native and experienced veteran Chris Horodecki will fight for the third time in Bellator (1-0-1), as he faces U.S. Marine and Minnesota native Mike Richman. Horodecki will be making his featherweight debut after years of success as a lightweight.
The rest of the card is intriguing as well, as it is rounded out by some exciting local fighters who are making their Bellator debut and looking to make a name for themselves. Highly touted up-and-comers Nordine Taleb (who trains out of Tristar) and Adrenaline Training Center knockout artist Chad Laprise are debuting on the card.
The event will broadcast LIVE starting at 8 p.m. EST on MTV2 and in commercial-free HD on EPIX. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. EST, with the first fight scheduled for 7 p.m. EST. The preliminary card, featuring the area’s top local talent will be streamed LIVE and FREE around the world on Spike.com starting at 7 p.m. EST.
Here is a preview, breakdown and prediction for every fight on the card.