From preliminary to main card, all 22 fighters are on weight for Friday’s Bellator 134: British Invasion. Headlined by Emanuel Newton’s third light heavyweight title defense against the undefeated Liam McGeary, here’s a look at what the Bellator 134 main card fighters had to say at the weigh ins.
Newton vs. McGeary
Newton: “I am going to finish [Liam McGeary] tomorrow. Whether it be by choke, KO, TKO or submission, I am going to finish him.
“I am connected to my inner-being. All I ever request of myself is victory. I don’t request a nice car or a big house, all I request is victory and it will be given to me.”
Liam McGeary: “I am going to become the first Englishmen to win a major title in America tomorrow. I put the work in. I have sacrificed too much to come up short. I have a great team behind me.”
Daley vs. Santos
Daley: “Andres Santos is in a lot of trouble. He is going to get knocked spark out. He says he’s Brazilian and a lot of these guys are getting laid out on the floor; he’s going to be another one of them.”
Andres Santos: “I am very confident in my ability tomorrow. I know I will come out with the victory. I have prepared very long and hard for this fight and I will come out the victor.”
Kongo vs. King Mo
Chieck Kongo: “Two big guys are getting in that cage tomorrow, and at the end I will be the winner.
“I trained like crazy for this fight. I finished training camp without injury and I came to get what I deserve.
“If he gives me the opportunity to knock him out, I surely will do it. But if not, we will go the full rounds and I will claim victory.”
King Mo: “I am going to have my hand raised tomorrow. I am not sure how exactly it’s going to happen, but I will make sure of it.
“I train hard and smart. I have seen everything there is to see in this game. My camp was great.
“Whatever he gives me, I’m going to take.”
Vassell vs. Sokoudjou
Vassell: “I’m going to finish him [Sokoudjou] either on the ground, pound or by submission. He only has a couple minutes in him and that’s when I will be looking for the knockout. If not, then I will take him down and save up for the TKO or submission.”
Sokoudjou: “I’m going to beat him to the ground, that’s the game plan. Whether it is on our feet or on the ground, I am going to beat him.
“I trained very hard during training camp, it was very tough. I am healthy and ready to go.”
Ward vs. Millender
Brennan Ward: “Im going to go out there and punch [Millender] him on his head. I’m Brennan Ward and I’m going to do when I do. When I’m on my game, no one can stop me.
“It means a lot to be fighting in front of my hometown friends and family. I’m going to put on a show.”
Millender: “I’m going to take him down and beat him at his own game. My striking is my biggest strength.
“He’s not going to expect me to be the wrestler that I am. He’s going to be in a lot of trouble.
“I am absolutely looking for the knockout, it doesn’t matter how I get it.”
Main Card (9 p.m. ET)
Emanuel Newton 204.5 vs. Liam McGeary 204 -Light heavyweight title
Cheick Kongo 239 vs. “King Mo” Lawal 217- Heavyweight feature
Paul Daley 171 vs. Andre Santos 171- Welterweight feature
Linton Vassell 205 vs. Rameau Sokoudjou 205- Light heavyweight feature
Brennan Ward 171 vs. Curtis Millender 170- Welterweight feature
Preliminary Card (6:45 p.m. ET)
Matt Bessette 145.75 vs. Josh Laberge 145- Featherweight
Josh Diekmann 238.25 vs. Raphael Butler 260- Heavyweight
Tamdan McCrory 185.5 vs. Jason Butcher 186- Middleweight
Neiman Gracie 171 vs. Bobby Flynn 170.5- Welterweight
Marvin Maldonado 136 vs. Blair Tugman 136- Bantamweight
Undercard – Dark Match – (11 p.m. ET)
Michael Mangan 155.25 vs. Dean Hancock 155.5- Lightweight
Watch Bellator 134 live on Spike at 9/8C on Saturday to see the main card action. Bellator 134 prelims start at 7/6C available on Spike.com.