Wichita’s David Rickels heads back to Mulvane, Kansas, for Bellator 150 bout with Bobby Cooper

By Jamie Penick, MMATorch Editor-in-Chief


A fight between David Rickels and Bobby Cooper is the latest addition to the Bellator 150 card, coming to the Kansas Star Arena in Mulvane, Kansas, on Feb. 26.

Rickels, a Kansas native himself, has been part of several events in Mulvane from Bellator over the last couple years fighting near his hometown of Wichita four times in a row from October 2013 to June of last year. He’d have had three wins in that stretch were it not for an errant illegal knee thrown against John Alessio in that June bout. He suffered a second loss to Michael Chandler in his most recent outing at Bellator 145, losing by TKO in the second round.

Missouri’s Cooper is 12-5 in his MMA career, which includes two sporadic wins in the Bellator cage. One of those came in his most recent fight, where he defeated Pablo Villaseca at Bellator 139, also in this same arena in June.\

The Bellator 150 event will be headlined by the second Bantamweight Championship fight between Marcos Galvao and Eduardo Dantas, and airs live on Spike.

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