Bellator MMA comes to Visalia

October 2, 2013 12:00:00 AM PDT
Big time mixed marital arts is coming to the South Valley this Friday night. Bellator MMA will take place at the Visalia Convention Center and it'll be shown nationally on Spike TV this week.

Visalia's own Doug Marshall and ABC30 caught up to preview Friday's fight card.

There are close to a dozen fights slated for that night -- including Visalia's own Kenny Ento fighting in the prelims.

Marshall is not fighting in this Bellator event, but the season 8 tournament champ will be watching closely. He told ABC30 what MMA fans can expect this Friday in the South Valley.

Doug Marshall also talked about how he's preparing to take on middleweight champion, Alexander Shlemenko in a couple of months.

Shlemenko just defended his title against Brett Cooper earlier this month.

They'll have live weigh ins Thursday and then the fight cards on Friday.

Watch the video for the complete interview with Doug Marshall.