Penn State University's Bryce Jordan Center to Host Bellator 186 on Friday, November 3

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Complete Bellator 186: Bader vs. Vassell Fight Card:

  • Light Heavyweight World Title: Ryan Bader (23-5) vs. Linton Vassell (18-5, 1 NC)
  • Women’s Flyweight World Title: Ilima-Lei Macfarlane (6-0) vs. Emily Ducote (6-2)
  • Light Heavyweight Feature Bout: Phil “Mr. Wonderful” Davis (17-4, 1 NC) vs. Leo Leite (10-0)
  • Middleweight Feature Bout: Ed Ruth (3-0) vs. Chris Dempsey (11-5)
  • Lightweight Feature Bout: Saad Awad (20-9) vs. Zach Freeman (9-2)

Preliminary Card:

  • Welterweight Preliminary Bout: Logan Storley (6-0) vs. Matt Secor (9-4)
  • Welterweight Preliminary Bout: Mike Wilkins (7-4) vs. Brett Martinez (6-4)
  • Featherweight Preliminary Bout: Francis Healy (7-4) vs. Frank Buenafuente (7-4)
  • Bantamweight Preliminary Bout: Dominic Mazzotta (12-2) vs. Matt Lozano (8-5)
  • Featherweight Preliminary Bout: Tywan Claxton (Pro Debut) vs. Johnny Bonilla-Bowman (1-0)
  • Featherweight Preliminary Bout: Mike Otwell (3-1) vs. Michael Trizano (4-0)
  • Lightweight Preliminary Bout: Mike Putnam (1-1) vs. Scott Clymer (Pro Debut)
  • Featherweight Preliminary Bout: Ethan Goss (3-3) vs. Andrew Salas (3-1)
  • Middleweight Preliminary Bout: Josh Fremd (1-0) vs. Ryan Parker (Pro Debut)

Weigh-ins Thursday, November 2 at 5PM // FREE and OPEN to the public! Gate B opens at 4:30PM

Be one of the first 5k through the door at Bellator 186 at the Bryce Jordan Center and get this legendary Randy Couture bobble head!

Bellator is set to make its debut at Bryce Jordan Center on the campus of Penn State University in University Park, Pa. on Friday, November 3 for Bellator 186: Bader vs. Vassell.

In the main event of Bellator 186, newly crowned light heavyweight champion Ryan “Darth” Bader (23-5) will make his first title defense against British sensation Linton “The Swarm” Vassell (18-5, 1 NC).

In addition, two Bellator competitors who spent their college years as members of the Penn State Nittany Lions wrestling team, Phil Davis (17-4, 1 NC) and Ed Ruth (3-0), will return to their alma mater to compete in MMA for the first time in their careers. Their opponents are yet to be determined.

Bellator MMA will crown its first female flyweight champion on Nov. 3 at Bellator 186 on the campus of Penn State University.

Undefeated flyweight Ilima-Lei Macfarlane (6-0) will face Emily Ducote (6-2) in the inaugural 125-pound title fight. It will mark the first time a major U.S. promotion crowns a female champion in that weight class.

It's also the second time this year Bellator will introduce a female championship belt. The promotion created a 145-pound featherweight title in March, which is currently held by Julia Budd.

Bellator 186: Bader vs. Vassell will be broadcast live on SPIKE at 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT, while preliminary action will stream on and the Bellator Mobile App. Additional bouts will be announcing in the coming weeks.


Tickets start at $28 and are on sale NOW at all Bryce Jordan Center ticket outlets, and 800-745-3000


Penn State University Park students receive $20 OFF select tickets* courtesy of The Student Fee Board!  Student tickets are available available in person at the BJC Box Office, PSU Downtown Theatre and Eisenhower Auditorium as well as online through Account Manager. Student discount is courtesy of The Student Fee Board, valid Penn State University Park ID must be presented upon entry.

*Plus applicable taxes and fees, $20 discount applies to $78 & $53 regularly priced tickets, limited quantities available.

Not sure how to use Account Manager? Follow these steps:

  1. Visit and click on the “Forgot Your Password” link.
  2. Enter in your Penn State email address in the Account ID or E-mail Address box and click on the Email Password button. A temporary password will be emailed to your Penn State email address, and you will be forced to set a new password after logging in. Please note that you must use your Penn State email address (student accounts were created with that as the default information).
  3. Once your password has been reset, you can then purchase tickets by clicking on the UPCOMING CONCERTS link found at the bottom of the page.