Bellator 19 coming to Grand Prairie

Bellator Fighting Championship, one of the four major MMA promotions operating at the national level, has announced that Bellator 19 will be held at the Verizon Theatre in Grand Prairie on Thu., May 20.

It’s no surprise that two of the area’s brightest stars -- Davis Sylvester, fighter and CEO of the Supreme Warrior Championship, and Johnny Bedford, SWC featherweight champ -- have been included on the Bellator 19 card, which will be televised on Fox Sports Net. They are among a growing list of Texas fighters making their way onto Bellator fight cards.

The card includes a special Bellator Super Fight between featherweight champion Joe Soto and former UFC contender Diego "The Octopus" Saraiva.

Here’s a recent blog post about the organization that explains their unique tournament-style setup.

There’s also another rumor that the promotion will be hosting a show in San Antonio a week later on May 27th. Although the organization has yet to send out a news release for the San Antonio show, tickets are already available for the event at Ticketmaster.com.

Keep checking back as I will be providing weekly updates regarding the upcoming show. For information about the event or to purchase tickets, go to www.bellator.com.