On Wednesday July 9 at the Crowne Plaza in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Orthus Promotions in conjunction with Bellator MMA held a press conference to announce the 9 bout undercard for Bellator 97. Bellator 97 takes place on Wednesday July 31, at the Santa Anna Star Center in Rio Rancho, New Mexico.
The Bellator undercards are traditionally mad up of local talent. Bellator 97 will not differ. The first match-up while officially not announced by Bellator looks like after a stir down at the New Mexico Stars game will be in the Bantamweight division pitting Judgement MMA’s Adrian “Killa” Cruz (4-0) against Mean 1 MMA’s Felipe “Flip” Chavez (6-3).