Monday, April 23, 2018
Sports

MMA bouts at USF's Sun Dome

TONIGHT

Mixed martial arts in Tampa

What: Bellator 94

When: Tonight; doors open at 7, first bout at 8

Where: Sun Dome, Tampa

TV: Spike starting at 10 (preliminaries at spike.com)

Outlook: The 12-fight card includes the finals of the Season 8 lightweight and light heavyweight tournaments. Emanuel Newton (20-7-1) and Mihail Zayats (21-6) meet for the light heavyweight title. Dave Rickels (13-1) and Saad Awad (14-4) meet in the lightweight final with the winner getting $100,000 and a shot at champion Attila Vegh. Awad, a last-minute replacement for the injured Patricky Freire, won his first two tournament fights by knockout in a combined 74 seconds. … Trey Houston (10-1) meets Luis Melo (28-11-3) in a 185-pound bout, and Rodrigo Lima (10-1) meets Ronnie Mann (21-5-1) in a 135-pound bout. The winners could earn a spot in future tournaments. … Also fighting is Jessica Aguilar (14-4), who has won nine of her past 10 fights.

John C. Cotey, Times staff writer

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