Bellator MMA to make Bryce Jordan Center debut Nov. 3

August 29, 2017

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Bellator MMA, a mixed martial arts and kickboxing organization, will make its debut at Penn State’s Bryce Jordan Center at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 3, for Bellator 186: Bader vs. Vassell.

In the main event of Bellator 186, newly crowned light heavyweight champion Ryan “Darth” Bader will make his first title defense against British sensation Linton “The Swarm” Vassell. In addition, two Bellator competitors who spent their college years as members of the Penn State wrestling team, Phil “Mr. Wonderful” Davis and Ed Ruth, will make their return to Happy Valley. Their opponents are yet to be determined.

Tickets start at $28 and go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 1, at the Bryce Jordan Center, Eisenhower Auditorium, Penn State Downtown Theatre, online at, or by calling 800-745-3000. Penn State University Park students can receive $20 off select tickets courtesy of the Student Fee Board. Student tickets are available now. 

Last Updated August 29, 2017