Jessica Eye will make her Bellator return on the card (Photo by Keith Mills, Sherdog.com).
Bellator 83 Scheduled for Caesars
After kicking off its seventh season last month in Atlantic City, Bellator Fighting Championships has officially announced that it will again return to the New Jersey hot spot before the end of the year. Bellator 83 is slated to take place on Friday, December 7th, with Caesars serving as the host of what will be the finals of the promotions Lightweight Tournament.
After a sold out Bellator 74 that had the Caesars crowd on its feet, coming back to Caesars Atlantic City was an easy decision, Bellator Chairman & CEO Bjorn Rebney stated. Our Lightweight Tournament is stacked, and the winner will walk away with a tournament prize of $100,000 and a guaranteed title shot for our coveted Lightweight Championship.
Mirroring the comments of Rebney was Don Marrandino, Eastern Division President for Caesars Entertainment.
With six sold-out bouts and national coverage on MTV2, Caesars Atlantic City has seen tremendous benefit from an amazing partnership with Bellator Fighting Championships, and Bellator 83 should be no different, he remarked.
In addition to the final match of Bellators lightweight competition, which earns the victor a crack at undefeated titleholder Michael Chandler, the highly skillful and increasingly popular Jessica Evil Eye (8-1) will also be returning to action. The bout will be her third under the Bellator banner, and she will be bringing a five fight-winning streak to the cage that night.
Tickets for Bellator 83 are on currently on sale, and they can be purchased via Ticketmaster.com or at the Caesars Box Office. Prices range from $52-$165.