Bellator MMA is currently on a hiatus after its debut season on Spike TV in Jan. 2013, but the promotion won't be away for long, as on June 29, 2013 the organization will kick off its "Summer Series" with Bellator 96: "Chandler vs. Jansen" from the Winstar World Casino in Thackerville, Oklahoma.
Check out the latest version of the fight card here.
Leading the charge is the return of reigning Bellator lightweight champion Michael Chandler as he puts his title on the line for the second time against Dave Jansen, a man who earned his title shot by stringing together an impressive 6-0 record under the Bellator banner.
The co-main event will see another anticipated return to the Bellator cage as Muhammed Lawal looks to rebound from a shocking upset knockout loss to Emanuel Newton when he takes on well-traveled journeyman Seth Petruzelli as part of the four-man "Summer Series" light heavyweight tournament.
It's shaping up to be another solid show for the promotion, which is rapidly approaching its 100th event mixed martial arts (MMA) event. For more news and notes on the event, click here.