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Bellator 106: Richman vs. Stepanyan Set

Mike Richman

Bellator MMA has added an intriguing featherweight pairing to their Bellator 106 undercard as Season 8 finalist Mike Richman is set to battle Akop Stepanyan. The bout will take place on the Spike TV portion of the Bellator 106 prelims. Bellator MMA officials announced the pairing earlier today.

The pairing will see two talented strikers square off in what should be an exciting pairing for the Long Beach crowd. Mike Richman sports a 4-2 record in the Bellator cage with his only losses coming to talented Dagestanis Shahbulat Shamhalaev and Magomedrasul “Frodo” Khasbulaev.Despite having a 1-3 record in the Bellator cage, Stepanyan has really impressed in all four of his bouts despite his flaws, something Richman was quick to point out via press release:

“I’m really honored to be part of Bellator’s first PPV,” Richman said. “It really means a lot to me to be featured on this card. I always look to put on exciting fights, but I feel like I have a duty to Bellator and myself to really put on a show to get people excited to buy this PPV and see an amazing night of fights. Akop is a tough guy and fought some solid talent, but I’ll be collecting another victory on November 2.”

Bellator MMA will make its PPV debut with Bellator 106: “Tito vs. Rampage” on November 2 with Quinton “Rampage” Jackson taking on Tito Ortiz in the main event. In a rematch of their 2011 “Fight of the Year” nominee, former champion Eddie Alvarez will return to the promotion against champion Michael Chandler in the co-main event. The fight card will air live via PPV from the Long Beach Arena in Long Beach, California. More bouts are expected to be announced in the coming weeks.

Bellator 106 Fight Card:

Main Card (PPV)

  • Rampage Jackson vs. Tito Ortiz
  • Lightweight Title Fight: Michael Chandler (c) vs. Eddie Alvarez
  • Light Heavyweight Interim Title Fight: King Mo Lawal vs. Emanuel Newton
  • Featherweight Title Fight: Pat Curran (c) vs. Daniel Straus
  • Heavyweight Final: Cheick Kongo vs. Vinicius “Spartan” Quieroz

Spike TV Preliminary Fights

  • Fight Master Welterweight Final: Joe Riggs vs. Mike Bronzoulis
  • Terry Etim vs. Patrick Cenoble
  • Akop Stepanyan vs. Mike Richman Preliminary Fights

  • Joe Williams vs. Jesse Juarez
  • Brandon Halsey vs. Hector Ramirez
  • Mike Guymon vs. Aaron Miller
  • Joe Camacho vs. Cleber Luciano
  • Darren Smith vs. Josh Smith

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