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Pacheco vs. Halsey Middleweight Semifinal Scheduled for Bellator 116 Friday at Pechanga Resort & Casino

Bellator 116 has experienced a fight card change as Joe Pacheco and Brandon Halsey have been added to the Bellator Middleweight Tournament, replacing the originally scheduled Dan Cramer vs. Jeremy Kimball fight. Previously scheduled as the alternate tournament bout, Pacheco will face Halsey in the Bellator Middleweight Semifinals Friday night.

Bellator 116 will be broadcast live from Pechanga Resort & Casino beginning at 9 p.m. EST on Spike TV.  The preliminary card will be streamed live and free exclusively on Spike.com starting at 4 p.m. PST and 7 p.m. EST. Tickets for the event are on sale now and can be purchased by visiting Pechanga.com, Bellator.com, or by calling the Pechanga Box Office at877-711-2946 or visiting between noon and 8 p.m. daily.

With the changes, the full fight card for Bellator 116 can be found below:

MAIN CARD:
Bellator Heavyweight Semifinal: Blagoi Ivanov (10-0) vs. Lavar Johnson (18-8)
Bellator Welterweight Semifinal: Nathan Coy (14-4) vs. Adam McDonough (10-0)

Light Heavyweight Feature Fight: Joey Beltran (14-10) vs. Vladimir Matyushenko (27-7)

Bellator Heavyweight Semifinal: Mighty Mo (6-2) vs. Alexander Volkov (19-4)

PRELIMINARY CARD:
Bellator Middleweight Semifinal: Joe Pacheco (7-1) vs. Brandon Halsey (5-0)
Middleweight Feature Fight: Dave Vitkay (13-12-1) vs. Keith Berry (15-12)
Lightweight Feature Fight: Josh Smith (9-6) vs. Poppies Martinez (28-9)
Featherweight Feature Fight: Brandon Bender (11-1) vs. Mario Navarro (4-3)
Bantamweight Feature Fight: Joe Taimanglo (19-5-1) vs. Rob Emerson (15-10)
Welterweight Feature Fight: Ron Keslar (11-5) vs. Karo Parisyan (22-10)
Light Heavyweight Feature Fight: Carlos Eduardo (11-2) vs. Rodney Wallace (19-8)
Light Heavyweight Feature Fight: Philipe Lins (7-1) vs. Travis Clark (7-2)
Welterweight Feature Fight: Ricky Rainey (6-2) vs. Andy Murad (6-1)

For more information, visit Bellator.com, follow Bellator on Twitter @BellatorMMA, follow Bellator Chairman & CEO Bjorn Rebney @BjornRebney and check out Bellator on Facebook at www.facebook.com/BellatorMMA

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