Derek Anderson (right) is 3-1 inside the Bellator MMA cage. | Photo: Dave Mandel/Sherdog.com
Bellator MMA on Monday announced the addition of five preliminary fights to Bellator 141, bringing the total card for the event to 13 bouts.
Leading the pack of new matchups is a lightweight duel between once-beaten Derek Anderson and undefeated Brent Primus. In a middleweight affair, Argentina’s Emiliano Sordi will make his sophomore appearance in the Bellator cage against Californian prospect A.J. Matthews.
A light heavyweight bout will see Ray Sloan put his 8-0 record on the line against Kings MMA product Luc Bondole, while at featherweight, A.J. McKee -- the son of fighter and trainer Antonio McKee -- will take on 4-0 James Barnes. Rounding out the new additions is a women’s flyweight tilt between Maria Rios and Ilima-Lei Macfarlane.
Bellator 141 “Guillard vs. Girtz” takes place Aug. 28 at Pechanga Resort and Casino in Temecula, Calif., and is headlined by a 155-pound bout between longtime UFC lightweight Melvin Guillard and six-time Bellator veteran Brandon Girtz.