Since the announcement came out that Melvin Manhoef had signed with Bellator there has been speculation as to who will be the first man to fight Melvin Manhoef under the Bellator banner. It has to be someone who won’t just take Melvin down and tap him out, instead, you need someone who will stand and bang. Bellator has found just the man to face Melvin Manhoef in Doug Marshall, with them slated to meet at Bellator 125 on September 19th.
On top of Melvin Manhoef vs. Doug Marshall, they’ve announced the rest of the card as well.
Middleweight Feature Fight: Doug Marshall (18-7) vs. Melvin Manhoef (28-11-1)
Middleweight Feature Fight: James Irvin (17-10) vs. Brian Rogers (11-6)
Featherweight Feature Fight: Martin Stapleton (13-3) vs. Goiti Yamauchi (17-2)
Heavyweight Feature Fight: Javy Ayala (7-3) vs. Raphael Butler (8-0-1)