Sherdog.com confirmed the heavyweight matchup with a promotion
official following an initial report from
ESPN. Also confirmed is the promotional debut of Bec
Rawlings, who will meet Ilana Joanne in a women’s flyweight
bout on the card.
MMAjunkie.com first reported Rawlings vs. Joanne.
Bellator 231 takes place at Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Conn., on
Oct. 25 and is headlined by a rematch between Frank Mir and
Nelson. Both Hager vs. Garrett and Rawlings vs. Joanne are
expected to take place on the evening’s main draw.
Hager kicked off his pro MMA career with consecutive first-round
submission wins over J.W. Kiser and
Jones. Garrett, meanwhile, has compiled a 4-2 career mark while
competing exclusively in the Shamrock FC promotion.
A champion in Bare Knuckle FC, Rawlings is coming off a four-fight
losing streak in the UFC, which ended with a decision loss to
Evans-Smith in April 2018. Joanne, who trains with the Pitbull
Brothers camp, has gone 8-4 while competing on the Brazilian