THACKERVILLE, OK (November 19, 2015) – Bellator middleweight Hisaki Kato’s (5-1) story related to the tragic events in Paris has been highly publicized this week, and now he looks to provide an impressive performance for his Parisian friends back home in the main event of “Bellator 146” against Melvin Manhoef (29-12-1, 2 NC). In his explosive Bellator MMA debut against world-class striker Joe Schilling, Kato scored a superman punch KO that is an early favorite for KO of the Year. Now he will have to compete against Manhoef, another devastating striker with knockout power in all four limbs.
“Bellator 146: Kato vs. Manhoef,” takes place at the WinStar World Casino in Thackerville, OK, and airs live on SPIKE at 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT, while preliminary bouts will stream on Spike.com at 6 p.m. CT.
Tickets for “Bellator 146: Kato vs. Manhoef“ go on sale Friday, September 11th at 10 a.m. CT and will be available at the WinStar World Casino and Resort Box Office, as well as Ticketmaster. Ticket prices range from: $75, $55, $45 and doors for the event open at 5:00 p.m. CT local time, with the first contest taking place one hour later.
Main Card: (Live on SPIKE – 9 p.m. ET/8:00 p.m. CT)
Bellator Middleweight Feature Bout: Melvin Manhoef (185) vs. Hisaki Kato (185.8)
Bellator Lightweight Feature Bout: Brandon Girtz (155.8) vs. Derek Campos (153.6)
Bellator Featherweight Feature Bout: Bubba Jenkins (146) vs. Jordan Parsons (145.8)
Bellator Welterweight Feature Bout: Ricky Rainey (170.8) vs. Chidi Njokuani (170)
Bellator Light Heavyweight Feature Bout: Guilherme Viana (204.8) vs. Houston Alexander (202)
Preliminary Card: (Spike.com – 6 p.m. ET/5:00 p.m. CT)
Bellator Middleweight Feature Fight: Ben Reiter (185.8) vs. Francisco France (185.8)
Bellator Featherweight Feature Fight: Arlene Blencowe (145.2) vs. Gabrielle Holloway (146)
Bellator Welterweight Feature Fight: Andre Santos (170.2) vs. Josh Neer (170)
Bellator Featherweight Feature Fight: Julia Budd (145.2) vs. Roberta Paim (146)
Bellator Heavyweight Feature Fight: Zach Rosol (239.4) vs. Alonzo Menifield (222.4)
Bellator Featherweight Feature Fight: Stephen Banaszak (146) vs. George Pacurariu (145.2)
Bellator Catchweight (150 lbs.) Feature Fight: Treston Thomison (148.2) vs. Chris Jones (149.6)
Bellator Bantamweight Feature Fight: Klayton Mai (135.4) vs. Roshaun Jones (135.8)
Bellator Welterweight Feature Fight: Justin Patterson (170.6) vs. Codale Ford (170.4)
Bellator Catchweight (195 lbs.) Feature Fight: Bubba McDaniel (193) vs. Kenyon Jackson (188.8)