Keri Anne Taylor-Melendez vs. Hadley Griffith added to Bellator – Dynamite card


Bellator today announced that Keri Anne Taylor-Melendez vs. Hadley Griffith (kickboxing bout) completes Bellator 142: Dynamite 1 main card

Bellator MMA & Glory: Dynamite 1 is an upcoming mixed martial arts and kickboxing hybrid event that will be held on September 19, 2015 at the SAP Center in San Jose, California, USA. The event will air live and free in prime time on Spike.

The wife of former World Extreme Cagefighting and Strikeforce champion Gilbert Melendez, Keri has competed in muay Thai and kickboxing over the years and said she intends on transitioning over to MMA.

“I’m very honored for the opportunity to fight on such a big stage with a great promotion and promoter,” Taylor-Melendez said in a statement. “I actually fought for Scott Coker before Gilbert and we both have a great relationship with him, so I feel very comfortable with this situation. Even though I haven’t been super active as a fighter I have never really stopped training and look forward to testing my skills as a Muay Thai fighter and a mixed martial artist.”

With this addition the Dynamite 1 card now looks like this.

Main Card (Spike TV)

Light Heavyweight (MMA) Liam McGeary (c) vs.   Tito Ortiz
Light Heavyweight (Kickboxing)  Saulo Cavalari vs.  Zack Mwekassa
Tourny  Final – Light Heavyweight (MMA) TBD vs. TBD
Light Heavyweight (MMA)  Tourny Semi Final – Emanuel Newton vs.   Phil Davis
Light Heavyweight (MMA)  Tourny Semi Final – Muhammed Lawal vs.  Linton Vassell
Welterweight (Kickboxing)  Paul Daley vs.   Fernando Gonzalez
Lightweight (MMA)   Josh Thomson vs.   Mike Bronzoulis
Women’s Flyweight (Kickboxing)   Keri Anne Taylor-Melendez vs.   Hadley Griffith

Preliminary Card (
Featherweight (Kickboxing)  Jose Palacios vs.   T.J. Arcangel
Lightweight (MMA)  Ousmane Thomas Diagne vs.  Mike Malott
Light Heavyweight (MMA)  Francis Carmont vs.  Philipe Lins

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