The Bellator Fighting Championships caps off their Season 7 Tournaments with the featherweight and heavyweight finals at Bellator 84 on December 14th. In addition, Bellator 84 includes the return of the fan-favorite Felice “Lil Bulldog” Herrig who takes on Michelle Gutierrez.
Bellator 84 takes place from The Venue at Horseshoe Casino in Hammond, Indiana. Bellator Chairman & CEO Bjorn Rebney stated, “We’ve had great success and explosive fights at Horseshoe Casino, and I expect nothing less on December 14th for Bellator 84. Our fans in Hammond are going to see two competitors walk away with checks for $100,000, and the chance to fight for a Bellator World Championship on Spike early next year.”
Herrig (7-4) last fought under the Bellator banner in 2010 when she defeated Jessica Rakoczy at Bellator 14. She will look to extend her winning streak to three bouts in the rematch against Gutierrez.
Herrig defeated Gutierrez by armbar submission in 2009 but some bad blood fuels the rematch between the women who used to share the same management team. According to Herrig, “I honestly gave it my best effort to be friends with her but her unethical practices as a fighter and in business directly impacted me. Fighting Michele again really does nothing for my career other than it gives me a chance to shut her mouth once and for all. It’s time for her to put her money where her mouth is.”