Bellator MMA has announced a Middleweight match-up between devastating knockout artists will headline Bellator 210.
Set for November 30 at the Winstar World Casino in Thackerville, Oklahoma, with Melvin “No Mercy” Manhoef (30-14-1) facing Chidi “Chidi Bang Bang” Njokuani (18-5) in the main event.
A vet of K-1, DREAM, One Championship, & Strikeforce nearly won the Bellator Middleweight title In 2016, but the judges verdict came back in favor of the then champion Rafael Carvalho. Bellator Felt the same as Manhoef, that the decision was wrong, quickly booking a rematch the put together a rematch. Manhoef would again fall short. The 42 year old Dutch striker, with 93% of his wins by knockout, now returns to action 19 months later.
Njokuani 5-1 in Bellator, moveduo to 185 after troubles getting all the way down to 170, as he had done this far in his career. The move worked out well at Bellator 189, when the Texas native Fighting out of Las Vegas, took a unanimous decision win ove Hisaki Kato. The 29 year old has a 62% finishing rate that includes 10 wins by knockout.