Martinez will get the chance to face the dynamic Russian striker, Shahbulat Shamalaev, in the long anticipated Featherweight Tournament Finals in an explosive battle for a $100,000 Tournament prize and a guaranteed title shot. This is the most significant fight of Martinez's career, and he has the opportunity to fight in front of his hometown crowd and compete in the world's toughest tournament in sports.
The night will also showcase King Mo's return to the Bellator cage to battle "The Hardcore Kid" Emmanuel Newton in a Light Heavyweight Semifinal fight. All of the main card fights can be viewed live and free on Spike TV.
Six additional Utah-athletes will battle on the preliminary card including Jordan Smith who has won 17 of his 21 professional fights with six knockouts and eight submissions. Salt Lake City natives Trevor Carlson and Josh Tyler will also step into the cage. Carlson has won six of his seven professional fights and Tyler remains undefeated and has won all of his professional fights from submission. All of the preliminary matches are steamed exclusively on Spike.com.
Tickets on sale at Ticketmaster, The Maverick Center Box Office, or charge by phone at 800-745-3000.
Date: Feb 21, 2013
Time: 5 pm
Address: 3200 S. Decker Lake Dr, West Valley City, 84119
Where: Maverik Center