A light heavyweight rematch will round out the main card of Bellator 149.
Former Bellator light heavyweight champion Emanuel Newton will meet Linton Vassell on Feb. 19 in Houston, MMAFighting.com has learned.
The bout will be a rematch of an encounter held at Bellator 130, in which then-champ Newton submitted Vassell in the fifth-round with a rear-naked choke.
Newton (25-9-1) of Long Beach, Calif., is looking to snap a two-fight losing streak. He lost the title to Liam McGeary at Bellator 134, then was submitted by Phil Davis in the first round of the light heavyweight tournament at Bellator: Dynamite.
Vassell (15-5, 1 NC) is also looking to get back into the win column. He took a nine-fight win streak into the first Newton fight, but that encounter kicked off a stretch of two losses in three fights, including a decision loss to King Mo Lawal in the opening round of the Bellator: Dynamite tourney.
The Newton-Vassell rematch completes the main card for Bellator 149 at the Toyota Center. The remainder of the main card features Royce Gracie’s trilogy fight with Ken Shamrock; Kimbo Slice vs. DaDa 5000; Daniel Pineda vs. Emmanuel Sanchez; and Melvin Guillard vs. Mike Bronzoulis.
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