Nate Jolly (13-5 MMA, 0-0 BMMA), who was originally scheduled to fight Will Brooks (13-1 MMA, 5-1 BMMA) at Bellator 120 this Saturday night, but with Eddie Alvarez pulling out of his fight with Michael Chandler (12-1 MMA, 9-1 BMMA) and Brooks stepping in for Alvarez, now Jolly will fight Marcin Held (18-3 MMA, 7-2 BMMA) on Saturday’s card according to Bellator officials.
Nate Jolly has 2 wins by knockout, 3 submissions and 8 decision victories in his MMA career. He has been knocked out twice, submitted once. In his last four fights he has a record of 3-1. This will be his Bellator debut, which is one heck of a debut. He has three Unanimous decision wins, but one KO loss
Bellator 120 takes place at the Landers Center in Southaven, Miss. Jolly vs. Held is part of the Spike TV-televised prelims, which precede the night’s pay-per-view main card.
Marcin Held has 4 knockouts, 10 submissions and 4 decision victories in his MMA career. He has never been knocked out, but submitted once. He joined Bellator in 2011 and lost in his debut to Michael Chandler via 1st Rd Arm-Triangle Choke at Bellator Fighting Championships 36 on Mar / 12 / 2011. He had one fight out of Bellator in his next fight, which he won, then returned to Bellator and beat Phillipe Nover split decision at Bellator Fighting Championships 59 on Nov / 26 / 2011. He beat Derrick Kennington via 1st Rd heel hook at Bellator Fighting Championships 68 on May / 11 / 2012. He got two more wins until he met Dave Jansen at Bellator 93 on Mar / 21 / 2013 via Unanimous decision. He won his last three fights, 1st Rd KO at Bellator 101 against Ryan Healy, then Rodrigo Cavalheiro Correia at Bellator 113 via Toe Hold and then in his last fight he beat Derek Anderson at Bellator 117 against Triangle Choke.
Here is how the card looks for their first ever PPV:
MAIN CARD (Pay-per-view, 10 p.m. ET)
Quinton Jackson vs. Muhammed Lawal – light heavyweight tournament final
Will Brooks vs. Michael Chandler – for interim lightweight title
Tito Ortiz vs. Alexander Shlemenko – non-title fight
Michael Page vs. Ricky Rainey
Blagoi Ivanov vs. Alexander Volkov – heavyweight tournament final
PRELIMINARY CARD (Spike TV, 8 p.m. ETP
Cheick Kongo vs. Eric Smith
Marcin Held vs. Nate Jolly
Fabricio Guerreiro vs. Shahbulat Shamhalaev
Mike Richman vs. Goiti Yamauchi
PRELIMINARY CARD (Spike.com, 6 p.m. ET)
Austin Lyons vs. Zach Underwood
Justin Frazier vs. Mike Wessel
Ben Brewer vs. Andy Uhrich
Anthony Lemon vs. Codie Shuffield
Brian Hall vs. Cortez Phelia