Mixed Martial Arts promotion Bellator MMA will feature its next fight card, Bellator 138, at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Missouri on June 19. Bellator 138 will feature a five-fight card including a featherweight title fight between current featherweight champion Patricio Freire (23-2, 9 KOs) against top contender Daniel Weichel (35-8, 4 KOs) as the co-feature. In the Main Event, Professional boxer, street fighter, and MMA fighter Kimbo Slice (4-2, 2 KOs) will face MMA legend and former WWE superstar Ken Shamrock (28-15, 9 KOs). There is also another featherweight bout and heavyweight bout a part of the card as well as a lightweight fight.
On TicketIQ, Bellator 138 tickets for the June 19 event in St. Louis are going for an average price of $124.61 on the secondary market, with the cheapest seat priced at $74. This is the first Bellator MMA event taking place at the Scottrade Center and tickets will see a decrease 20% compared the Bellator MMA’s last event at the Pechanga Resort & Casino in Temecula, California. Tickets for that event had an average price of $157.38 on the secondary market and was this year’s most expensive Bellator MMA ticket so far.
The reason the Bellator MMA event in Temecula, California had tickets with higher asking average price is because the card featured two championship fights in the Main Event and co-feature. Bellator 138 only features one championship fight and the main event is more of a publicity match than high quality bout featuring the MMA veteran in Ken Shamrock -- with 45 total fights after coming back from multiple retirements, he hasn’t been in a World title fight in years. His opponent Kimbo Slice has seen success in the professional boxing ring, but hasn’t competed in MMA bout in five years and was stopped in the second round on a UFC 113 card to Matt Mintrone.
In the co-featured bout and the lone championship fight of the card at Scottrade Center, Brazilian MMA fighter Patricio Freire will make the second defense of his featherweight championship. He will take on veteran Daniel Weichel as Freire is coming off a submission win by rear naked choke over Daniel Straus earlier this year. However, Freire will have a stern test when he faces a notable submission specialist in Weichel, who has earned his shot coming into this fight on a seven-fight win streak with five of those wins coming by submission via rear naked choke.