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Bellator Fighting Championships has unveiled one of its most star-studded preliminary cards to date for Saturday’s Bellator 37 event.
While the night’s MTV2-broadcast main card features the opening round of the eight-man featherweight tournament, the local crowd will be treated to some other notables.
They include UFC vets Jake Rosholt and Roli Delgado, as well as WEC vet Jameel Massouh.
Bellator 37 takes place at Lucky Star Casino in Concho, Okla.
The featured preliminary-card attraction pits Rosholt (8-3 MMA, 0-0 BFC), a three-time NCAA Division I national champion at Oklahoma State University who went 2-2 in the WEC and UFC, against fellow middleweight John Bryant (4-3 MMA, 0-0 BFC), a Kansas-based fighter who makes his Bellator debut.
In a lightweight bout, undefeated Oklahoman Jeremy Spoon (8-0 MMA, 0-0 BFC), who owns eight stoppage victories (seven via submission), meets Jerrod Sanders (2-0 MMA, 0-0 BFC), a fellow Bellator newcomer.
In a lightweight matchup, Brandon Shelton (15-5 MMA, 0-0 BFC), who went 11-1 from 2006 to 2009, looks to snap out of a 1-3 skid when he meets Adam Snook (2-2 MMA, 0-0 BFC), who’s won via first-round rear-naked choke in his past two fights.
Kicking off the night’s action are two well-established fighters: “The Ultimate Fighter 8” cast member and three-time UFC fighter Roli Delagado (9-5-1 MMA, 0-0 BFC) and three-time WEC fighter Jameel Massouh (25-7 MMA, 1-0 BFC), who owns a four-fight win streak that includes a Bellator 29 submission win over Nick Mamalis.
The full Bellator 37 card now includes:
•Patricio “Pitbull Freire vs. Georgi Karakhanyan (featherweight-tourney quarterfinal)
•Zac George vs. Wilson Reis (featherweight-tourney quarterfinal)
•Kenny Foster vs. Eric Larkin (featherweight-tourney quarterfinal)
•Nazareno Malegarie vs. Daniel Straus (featherweight-tourney quarterfinal)
•John Bryant vs. Jake Rosholt
•Jerrod Sanders vs. Jeremy Spoon
•Brandon Shelton vs. Adam Snook
•Roli Delgado vs. Jameel Massouh