Jerry Lawler Hosts ‘Baby Slice’ and Bobby Lashley for Open Workout in Memphis
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‘BELLATOR 162’ OFFICIAL OPEN WORKOUT KICKS OFF FIGHT WEEK IN MEMPHIS WEDNESDAY AT KING JERRY LAWLER’S HALL OF FAME BAR & GRILLE
Jerry “The King” Lawler (WWE Legend)
Kevin “Baby Slice” Ferguson Jr. (Pro Debut)
Bobby Lashley (14-2)
What: “Bellator 162: Shlemenko vs. Grove” Official Open Workout.
Fighters will participate in a light workout, conduct media interviews and interact with fans in attendance.
When: Wednesday, October 19
Beginning at 5:00 p.m. CT
Kevin “Baby Slice” Ferguson Jr. at 6:00 p.m. CT
Bobby Lashley at 6:45 p.m. CT
Where: King Jerry Lawler’s Hall of Fame Bar & Grille
159 Beale St.
Memphis, TN 38103
Complete “Bellator 162: Shlemenko vs. Grove” Fight Card
Middleweight Main Event: Alexander Shlemenko (53-9) vs. Kendall Grove (23-15)
Heavyweight Co-Main Event: Bobby Lashley (14-2) vs. Josh Appelt (12-5)
Middleweight Feature Bout: Hisaki Kato (6-2) vs. A.J. Matthews (8-5)
Lightweight Feature Bout: Goiti Yamauchi (19-3) vs. Ryan Couture (10-4)
Welterweight Preliminary Bout: Baby Slice (Debut) vs. Rick Bing (Debut)
Light Welterweight Preliminary Bout: Ricky Rainey (11-4) vs. Gilbert Smith (12-5)
Bantamweight Preliminary Bout: Steve Garcia (6-1) vs. Ronnie Lawrence (1-0)
Heavyweight Preliminary Bout: Chase Gormley (13-5, 1 NC) vs. Bobby Brents (17-5)
Featherweight Preliminary Bout: Julia Budd (8-2) vs. Arlene Blencowe (7-5)
Heavyweight Preliminary Bout: Dan Charles (10-3-1) vs. Virgil Zwicker (14-5-1)
Welterweight Preliminary Bout: Tyler Hill (6-0) vs. Wade Johnson (10-1)
Light Lightweight Preliminary Bout: Jonathan Burdine (4-4) vs. James Wallace (1-0)
Middleweight Preliminary Bout: Eryk Anders (4-0) vs. Brian White (5-4)
Catchweight (160 lb.) Preliminary Bout: Jaleel Willis (6-0) vs. Omar Johnson (4-0)
Light Heavyweight Preliminary Bout: Chad Cook (10-10) vs. Grady Hurley (9-1)
Heavyweight Preliminary Bout: Mike Wessell (14-8) vs. Frank Tate (4-1)
Event Info: A stacked main card at “Bellator 162: Shlemenko vs. Grove” will be headlined by a middleweight main event pitting former division champion Alexander Shlemenko (53-9) against Kendall Grove (23-15). In addition, a heavyweight showdown pitting former WWE competitor Bobby Lashley (14-2) against Josh Appelt (12-5) will serve as the evening’s co-main event inside FedExForum. Also on the SPIKE-televised main card is a middleweight tilt between Hisaki Kato (6-2) and A.J. Matthews (8-5) and a lightweight feature fight pitting Goiti Yamauchi (19-3) against Ryan Couture (10-4).
In addition, the card is loaded with talented local fighters from the Memphis area, as well as a handful of preliminary competitors who are making their pro debuts. Amongst the group is Kimbo Slice’s son, “Baby Slice,” who will step into the cage for the first time after an injury to face Rick Bing, who will also make his first appearance as a professional. In addition, Julia Budd (8-2) will also return from an injury to face Arlene Blencowe (7-5) and 2009 Alabama Crimson Tide National Champion Eryk Anders (4-0) takes on Brian White (5-4) in a middleweight clash you do not want to miss.
Tickets for the event are on sale now at Bellator.com, Ticketmaster or FedExForum Box Office. Main card action kicks off LIVE and FREE on SPIKE at 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT, while preliminary bouts will stream live on Bellator.com and The Bellator Mobile App.