Bellator MMA announced on Wednesday that the promotion would be making its debut in Tel Aviv, Israel on November 10 at the Menora Mivtachim Arena with the “Bellator MMA in Tel Aviv” event.
The event will air on SPIKE on Friday, November 11 at 9 p.m. ET / 8 p.m. CT. Bellator has partnered with Ananey Communications, an Israeli television conglomerate boasting 14 channels, several of which showcase Viacom content including the EGO and EGO TOTAL channels which have broadcast Bellator in Israel since 2012.
Bellator MMA Welterweight Champion Andrey Koreshkov (19-1) will make the second defense against Douglas Lima (27-6) in the main event. Also, announced for the event was the co-main event, which will be Noad Lahat (9-2) vs. Scott Cleve (15-5) in a featherweight bout. Additional main card and preliminary fights will be announced in coming weeks.
Koreshkov most recently dismantled former world champion Benson Henderson for 25 minutes in his first-ever title defense at Bellator 153.
Lima is coming off a dominant victory over top contender Paul Daley at Bellator 158 to earned the right to challenge for the promotion’s 170-pound title, which he once held.
Here is the updated card for the event:
– Welterweight World Title Bout: Andrey Koreshkov (19-1) vs. Douglas Lima (27-6)
– Featherweight Feature Bout: Noad Lahat (9-2) vs. Scott Cleve (15-5)
Tickets for the event are on sale now and can be purchased at Bellator.com or Eventim.co.il/mma.