clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Bellator 133: 'Manhoef vs Schlemenko' fight card set for Fresno on Feb. 13

Bellator MMA is trying something different for its next big show ...

Justin Ford-USA TODAY Sports

Bellator MMA recently announced the complete line-up for Bellator 133: "Shlemenko vs. Manhoef" at Save Mart Center in Fresno, Calif., on Feb. 13, 2015.

The announcement included a small, but unusual surprise for those who watch the "Prelims" under card bouts.

Instead of airing a complete card of five-to-eight fights on before the televised event begins at 9 p.m. ET, Bellator is opting to run two sets of four fights, sandwiching the television broadcast and leaving Alexander Shlemenko vs. Melvin Manhoef as the meaty muscle in the middle.

For the convenience of our Maniacs, we've rearranged the update into the order in which the fights will take place.

Preliminary card on (8 p.m. ET)

Bellator Featherweight Prelim Fight: Art Arciniega (14-4) vs. Charley Huston (6-2)
Bellator Middleweight Prelim Fight: Blake Watkins (4-0) vs. George Zuniga (3-0)
Bellator Flyweight Prelim Fight: Paul Ruiz (5-2) vs. Nicolas Sperling (3-2)
Bellator Welterweight Prelim Fight: Tom Cook (1-1) vs. Mason Fowler (1-0)

Main Card on Spike TV (9 p.m. ET)

Bellator Middleweight Main Event: Melvin Manhoef (29-12-1) vs. Alexander Shlemenko (50-9)
Bellator Featherweight Feature Fight: Pat Curran (20-6) vs. Daniel Weichel (34-8)
Bellator Women's Featherweight Feature Fight: Julia Budd (6-2) vs. Talita Nogueira (6-0)
Bellator Welterweight Feature Fight: Chris Honeycutt (5-0) vs. Clayton MacFarlane (4-0)

Preliminary card on (Following Manhoef vs. Shlemenko)

Bellator Lightweight Prelim Fight: Nick Bustamante (2-0) vs. Luis Jauregui (2-1)
Bellator Light Heavyweight Prelim Fight: John Paul Elias (2-0) vs. Cody Sons (0-1)
Bellator Lightweight Prelim Fight: Jonathan Contrestano (4-0) vs. Ryan Tobar (3-1)
Bellator Bantamweight Prelim Fight: Ray Cervera (8-2) vs. Adam Piccolotti (4-0)

The post-television card can obviously operate without time limit constraints, but Bellator may be logistically challenged to fit four fights into an hour before Spike TV if even three of the four were to go to a decision.

Sign up for the newsletter Sign up for the MMA Mania Daily Roundup newsletter!

A daily roundup of all your fighting news from MMA Mania