08 Feb - 
BELLATOR NEWCASTLE: Media Day – Chris Bungard interview

LOS ANGELES – Finally after the signing of so many European fighters in the summer we now have the start of the Bellator’s European Fight Series. The promotion held a press conference on Thursday (February 7, 2018) and you can watch the video by going HERE. Bellator Newcastle will take place on Saturday, Feb. 9 at the Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle, England.

In the main event we will see Ryan Scope face Bellator MMA lightweight title challenger Patricky “Pitbull” Freire.  Also on the main card is Terry “The Dominator” Brazier will face Chris Bungard in an all-British lightweight clash. Middleweights Fabian “The Assassin” Edwards and Lee “The Butcher” Chadwick will meet in a main card middleweight bout.

Making his highly-anticipated Bellator debut, London’s Terry Brazier is a former two-division BAMMA champion and he will face Chris Bungard who is also making his first appearance for Bellator. Fabian Edwards, brother of UFC’s Leon Edwards, will take on Lee Chadwick who is a veteran of the sport. 

In the prelims, James “The Juggernaut” Mulheron is up against Arunas Andriuskevicus and Jim “Judo” Wallhead makes his return to MMA action against fellow welterweight Lewis “The Foot” Long.

Also on the card we will see Cal Ellenor face Nathan Greyson in a bantamweight bout; Colin Fletcher will face Mehrdad Janzemini in a welterweight bout; Ashley Reece will take on John Ross in a welterweight bout; Dominique Wooding faces Bailey Gilbert in a featherweight bout; Nathan Rose takes on Ranjeet Baria in a featherweight bout; whilst heavyweights Darren Towler and Paul Elliott will take on Karl Etherington and Mindaugas Gerve respectively.

Chris Bungard talks to John Sloan correspondent of Newsome MMA in association with FightBook MMA ahead of Bellator Newcastle on February 9th. Check out the interview above. Below you can find the complete fight card for this stacked event.

Bellator Newcastle: Pitbull vs. Scope Fight Card:

Main Card

Lightweight Main Event: Patricky “Pitbull” Freire (17-4) vs. Ryan Scope (11-1)
Lightweight Co-main Event: Aaron Chalmers (4-0) vs. TBD
Lightweight bout: Terry Brazier (10-1) vs. Chris Bungard (11-4)
Middleweight bout: Fabian Edwards (5-0) vs. Lee Chadwick (24-13-1)


Light heavyweight bout: James Mulheron (11-2) vs. Arunas Andriuskevicus (14-4)
Welterweight bout: Jim Wallhead (29-11) vs. Lewis Long (16-5)
Bantamweight bout: Cal Ellenor (7-2) vs. Nathan Greyson (6-2)
Welterweight bout: Colin Fletcher (16-10) vs. Mehrdad Janzemini (9-3)
Welterweight bout: Ashley Reece (6-1) vs. John Ross (1-0)
Featherweight bout: Dominique Wooding (5-2) vs. Bailey Gilbert (0-1)
Featherweight bout: Nathan Rose (6-1) vs. Ranjeet Baria (3-0)
Heavyweight bout: Darren Towler (10-8) vs. Karl Etherington (14-3)
Heavyweight bout: Paul Elliott (2-0) vs. Mindaugas Gerve (3-2)

*Card subject to change