Alexander and Zwicker will run it back after fighting to a draw in October. | Photo: Keith Mills/Sherdog.com
A light heavyweight rematch between Houston Alexander and Virgil Zwicker has been added to Bellator 132 in Temecula, Calif., along with a welterweight clash between Marius Zaromskis and Fernando Gonzalez.
Bellator MMA announced the new bouts on Tuesday. The Spike TV-televised card will take place Jan. 16 at Pechanga Resort and Casino and is headlined by a featherweight title fight featuring Patricio Freire versus Daniel Straus.
Zwicker and Alexander fought to a majority draw at Bellator 129 in October. “The Assassin” seemed to be gliding to a judges’ decision before he connected on two headbutts, forcing referee Rob Hinds to deduct a point. Both men will be making their fourth appearance under the Bellator banner.
Gonzalez is coming off a surprising technical knockout finish of Karo Parisyan at Bellator 127. Following the bout, “The Menifee Maniac” was one of four fighters from the card who tested positive for a banned substance. In Gonzalez’s case, he was suspended 30 days and fined $315 for having marijuana in his system.
Zaromskis ended a two-fight losing streak at Bellator 119, defeating Vaughn Anderson via unanimous decision. Over the course of his 29-fight career, “The Whitemare” has won 13 of his 20 fights via TKO or KO.