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Wanderlei Silva announced as late-addition to Bellator 131

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Esther Lin

Great news for mixed martial arts (MMA) fans headed to Bellator 131 on Nov. 15, 2014 in San Diego, Calif., as the promotion today announced that former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight Wanderlei Silva will be in attendance for the "Tito vs. Bonnar" Spike TV extravaganza.

That's not all.

"The Axe Murderer" will also join fellow UFC legends Royce GracieRandy Couture, and Frank Shamrock at the Bellator 131 kickoff party inside Dave & Buster's this Friday (Nov. 14) to take pictures and sign autographs.

"After we saw just an overwhelming response to our Bellator Fan Fest a few weeks ago, we wanted to once again give our fans a chance to be a part of something special and give everyone the opportunity to spend time with a group of fighters that built the sport we all love," Bellator President Scott Coker said in today's release. "We have events taking place all week around the San Diego area as we prepare for the biggest night of fights in company history, and we want everyone to be a part of it."

Don't say we didn't warn you.

After recently getting banned from MMA, Silva went to "war" with his former employer, as well as the "sons of bitches" at the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC), and was probably more than happy to make an appearance for the boys at Viacom.

Below is the full list of fight Bellator 131 fight week activities:

Wednesday, November 12th

Bellator 131 Open Workouts: Workouts begin at 1pm PST and will take place from Dave & Buster's San Diego, located at 2931 Camino Del Rio N, San Diego, CA 92108.

Fighters Scheduled To Attend: Tito Ortiz, Stephan Bonnar, Michael Chandler, Will Brooks, King Mo and Melvin Manhoef.

Fans and media are welcome to attend beginning at 1pm PST on Wednesday, November 12th.

Thursday, November 13th

Bellator 131 Pre-Fight Press Conference: The Bellator 131 Pre-Fight Press Conference will begin at 2pm PST on Thursday, November 13th from Dave & Buster's San Diego, inside the Show Room.

Fighters Scheduled To Attend: Tito Ortiz, Stephan Bonnar, Michael Chandler, Will Brooks, King Mo, Joe Vedepo, Melvin Manhoef and Joe Schilling.

The Bellator 131 Pre-Fight Press Conference will only be open for media members.

Friday, November 14th

Cheick Kongo/Everlast Meet & Greet at Mission Valley Sports Chalet.

The Meet & Greet will take place from 3pm PST.

Sports Chalet is located at 1640 Camino Del Rio N San Diego, CA 92108.

Bellator 131 Weigh-Ins from San Diego's Valley View Casino Center, located at 3500 Sports Arena Blvd, San Diego, CA 92110.

Weigh-Ins begin at 5pm PST and will be streamed on Bellator.com as well as Spike.com.

Fans and media are welcome to attend.

Dave & Busters Official Pre-Party Kick Off with Royce Gracie, Randy Couture, Frank Shamrock and Wanderlei Silva.

Join MMA legends and the Bellator MMA Ring Girls Mercedes and Jade beginning at 6pm PST at Dave & Buster's San Diego, 2931 Camino Del Rio N, San Diego, CA 92108.

A live raffle for Bellator 131 tickets will also take place.

Saturday, November 15th

Bellator 131 will take place from the Valley View Casino Center. Doors will open at 3pm PST with first fight beginning at 3:45pm PST on Saturday, November 15th. The Main Card will begin at 6pm PST (9pm EST) live on Spike TV.

For more on Bellator 131 click here.