And on the women's side, Chicagoan Felice Herrig was up to fight Caita Vitoria but there has been reports that Vitoria was pulled from this fight.
"I really wish I was still fighting
Felice in Bellator and still don't understand why the commission wouldn't allow
that fight? They claim she had too much experience with that whopping 2-2
record of hers. I feel like they were trying to protect her because I was going
to beat her," comments Vitoria.
This matchup would have been a great win for Herrig as Vitorias beat two notable
fighters, Lynn Alvarez and Michelle Waterson. Herrig, known for her standup skills has transferred over to
MMA in the past year. Vitoria is
fighting out of Toronto, Canada and is also known for her Muay Thai
skills. Unfortunately, it's looking like this matchup is going to have to wait. It is looking like Jessica Rakoczy may pan out to be Herrig's opponent. Fightergirls.com
will be at the Chicago Theater to cover this fight. Missed these girls past fights? Go to Fightergirls MEDIA page to get caught up.
Ben Askren vs. Ryan Thomas
Pat Curran vs. Mike Ricci
Shad Lierley vs. Wilson Reis
Patricio "Pitbull" Freire vs. William Romero
Felice Herrig vs. TBA
Jeff Curran vs. Joe Doherty
Press Release from www.bellator.com:
Bellator Fighting Championships returns to the
Windy City for Bellator XIV on Thursday April 15th at the historic Chicago
Theatre. The event marks MMA's debut at the infamous Chicago
landmark where Olympian and All American Ben Askren makes his tournament debut during his quest
to become the Bellator champion. If you
can't catch it live, fights will be broadcast live on FOX Sports Net affiliates
with highlight shows airing on NBC and Telemundo on Saturday, April 17th.
Tickets are on sale now for this event - get yours today at Ticketmaster.com.