Alan Belcher and Roy “Big Country” Nelson are gearing up to square off in a scintillating five-round bareknuckle MMA fight headlining Jorge Masvidal’s Gamebred event, streamed right from the Mississippi Coast Coliseum in Biloxi on their official YouTube Channel.
Got a penchant for live adrenaline? Tickets drop on October 13 via Ticketmaster.com.
Jorge Masvidal, the head honcho at Gamebred Bareknuckle MMA, is amped. “Biloxi, brace yourselves. This is going to be an explosive ride, and we’re just as excited as you are. When the bell rings, expect pure, unadulterated competition. And let’s just say, with heavy hitters like Belcher and Nelson in the spotlight, it’s one of those nights where you’ll want to avoid any bathroom breaks.”
Dean Toole, the main man behind the scenes, chimed in with his two cents. “Mississippi, you’re in for a treat. Every fight on this card could steal the show. My advice? Don’t be fashionably late to this party.”
Let’s talk fighters. Biloxi native Belcher has been on fire since bouncing back from an eye injury last year. He’s racked up exciting victories against the likes of Tony Lopez, Arnold Adams, and Frank Tate. Did I mention he went toe-to-toe with Michael Bisping in the UFC? Now, with Roy in his sights, Alan’s laser-focused. “Time to give the home crowd a spectacle. Let the war begin.”
Now, introducing Roy Nelson, a Las Vegas legend with a hefty resume that includes jaw-dropping bouts against Mirko Cro Cop, Kimbo Slice, and Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira. Roy is all in for this next bout, promising to make it memorable for Belcher’s hometown crowd. “Let’s see if I can disrupt Alan’s winning streak,” he quipped.
Oh, and that’s not all, folks. The undercard? Fire. Heavyweights Alex “The Spartan” Nicholson and Dillon “Bad Boy” Cleckler are setting the stage. Plus, we’ve got Mississippi stars Chase “The Vanilla Gorilla” Sherman and Jason “The Kid” Knight lighting up the cage against tough contenders.
Nicholson, out of Orlando, has been on the scene since 2014 and will be bringing his A-game. Meanwhile, Cleckler, from Pensacola, is all about that knockout power. On the local front, Sherman boasts UFC experience, while Knight has been turning heads since 2015.
From Taunton, Massachusetts, Costa has faced the cage’s rigors with the UFC. Now, he’s back after a victorious round against Carlos Espinosa. And hey, look out for Hector Lombard, the former Bellator champ, ready to make some noise against Chris Sarro.
Down the card, we’ve got Joe “The Party” Penafiel and Brandon “Killer B” Davis bringing flair to the bantamweight division, while Curtis “Curtious” Millender and Joel “King Bau” Bauman square off in an important middleweight contest. Feathers will be ruffled as Ago “The Bosnian Dragon” Huskic and Joshua Weems face off, and the welterweight division will see Brazil’s Francisco Trinaldo and Hong Kong’s Sasha Palatnikov, followed by James Freeman and Tyler Hill.
Ending the night? Light heavyweights Dennis LaBruzza and Javanis “The Conqueror” Ross.