LOS ANGELES – The full slate of bouts for Bellator’s return to WinStar World Casino and Resort in Thackerville, Okla. this Friday, November 8 has been completed with a stacked four-fight main card and a total of 11 preliminary contests.
The main event will feature a 185-pound headliner, when Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt John Salter (16-4) returns to action against Gegard Mousasi’s middleweight protégé, Costello van Steenis (12-1), while the co-main event will see former Strikeforce world champion “King Mo” Lawal (21-9, 1 NC) make his final appearance inside the Bellator cage for his retirement bout against Denver’s Andrew Kapel (14-6) in a 195-pound contract weight matchup.
Rounding out the stacked main card, fans will see Leslie Smith (11-7-1) take on former title challenger Arlene Blencowe (12-7) of Australia, and an intriguing heavyweight fight between heralded prospect Tyrell Fortune (4-5) and Azunna Anyanwu (15-5) of Philadelphia.
The preliminary card for Bellator 233: Salter vs. van Steenis will be highlighted by appearances from a number of undefeated prospects, including Romero Cotton (3-0), Jordan Young (11-0), Logan Storley (10-0), Christian Edwards (1-0) and twin brother of Tyrell, Tyree Fortune (4-0), as well as the promotional debuts of light heavyweight Grant Neal (1-0), former Oklahoma State University wrestling standout Kyle Crutchmer (4-0), second generation star Lucas Brennan (1-0) and Davion Franklin (Pro Debut) of Jackson Wink MMA. Additionally, fan favorite Janay Harding (5-3) will square off with Amanda Bell (6-6) in a quickly crowding women’s featherweight division.
John Salter (16-4) vs. Costello van Steenis (12-1)
“King Mo” Lawal (21-9, 1 NC) vs. Andrew Kapel (14-6)
Leslie Smith (11-7-1) vs. Arlene Blencowe (12-7)
Tyrell Fortune (7-0) vs. Azunna Anyanwu (15-5)
Grant Neal (1-0) vs. Jimmy Lugo (1-0)
Christian Edwards (1-0) vs. Cesar Bennett (Pro Debut)
Romero Cotton (3-0) vs. Jason Perrotta (3-3)
Kyle Crutchmer (4-0) vs. Antonio Jones (7-3)
Janay Harding (5-3) vs. Amanda Bell (6-6)
Jordan Young (11-0) vs. Julius Anglickas (7-1)
Logan Storley (10-0) vs. E.J. Brooks (13-5)
Tyree Fortune (4-0) vs. Chuck Campbell (2-0)
Lucas Brennan (1-0) vs. Jacob Landin (0-2)
Davion Franklin (Pro Debut) vs. Christian Adams (Pro Debut)
Aaron McKenzie (6-1-1) vs. Sean Clements (3-1)