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Bellator 71 Fight Card Set, Light Heavyweight Tournament to Headline

Bellator has announced the full lineup for the first card in their annual “Summer Series.” Bellator 71 will take place June 22 in Chester, West Virginia. The card will feature the opening round of the light heavyweight tournament, with long-time veteran Travis Wiuff in the main event vs. Chris Davis.

Wiuff became the first fighter to defeat a Bellator champion in a “Superfight” back at Bellator 55. Wiuff will now look to win the tournament and face off with champion Christian M’Pumbu and this time for the title.

Also on the card, former Strikeforce heavyweight contender Brett Rogers will make his promotional debut against former teammate Kevin Aplund.


  • Light Heavyweight Tournament Quarterfinal Fight: Travis Wiuff (66-14) vs. Chris Davis (10-3)
  • Light Heavyweight Tournament Quarterfinal Fight: Attila Vegh (25-4-2) vs. Zelg Galesic (11-6)
  • Light Heavyweight Tournament Quarterfinal Fight: Roy Boughton (8-2) vs. Emanuel Newton (17-6)
  • Light Heavyweight Tournament Quarterfinal Fight: Beau Tribolet (7-1) vs. Richard Hale (19-4-1)
  • Heavyweight Feature Fight: Brett Rogers (11-4) vs. Kevin Asplund (15-1)


  • Light Heavyweight Feature Fight: Dan Spohn (6-2) vs. Josh Stansbury (3-2)
  • Light Heavyweight Feature Fight: Tim Carpenter (8-1) vs. John Hawk (7-4)
  • Middleweight Feature Fight: Jason Butcher (3-0) vs. Duane Bastress (5-1)
  • Featherweight Feature Fight: Neil Johnson (6-4) vs. Brylan Van Artsdalen (6-3)
  • Lightweight Feature Fight: E.J. Brooks (7-0) vs. Joey Holt (3-0)

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