The Bellator Fighting Championships announced today that Bellator 44 will be held at the Caesars Casino Hotel in Atlantic City, New Jersey on May 14th. This will be the first appearance in New Jersey for Bellator.
Bellator 44 will feature the finals of one the Season 4 tournaments. The exact weight class to be showcased has yet to be decided. In addition, the event will be headlined by a non-title fight between current Bellator middleweight champion Hector Lombard (27-2-1) and veteran Falaniko “Niko” Vitale (29-9).
Bellator Chairman and CEO Bjorn Rebney states on the official release on Bellator.com;
This is a great partnership for us; Atlantic City is a classic fight town and New Jersey is a hotbed for mixed martial arts, so it was a natural fit. And, Hector vs. Falaniko should be a great fight.