Originally written on MMA Interplay  |  Last updated 11/18/14

The Bellator Fighting Championships announced on Wednesday that Bellator 78 will take place from the Nutter Center in Dayton, Ohio on October 26th.

The Bellator 78 main card will feature the semifinal round of the eight-man season 7 welterweight tournament, powerful middleweight Brian “The Predator” Rogers and the return of Bellator women’s champion Zoila “Warrior Princess” Gurgel.

The heavy-handed Rogers (9-4) will get the opportunity to compete in front of is home state fans of Ohio. He will also get the opportunity to rebound from his last loss which was also in Ohio at Bellator 66. He suffered a second round knockout loss to Andreas Spang in the semifinals of the season 6 middleweight tournament. Rogers has won all of his fights by stoppage including eight by way of knockout.

Gurgel (11-1) has been out of action for over a year recovering from foot and knee injuries. She captured the Bellator women’s title with a win over Megumi Fujii at Bellator 34 in October 2010. She last competed at Bellator 35 in March 2011 where she outpointed Karina Hallinan.

Bellator 78 will be televised live on MTV 2 and EPIX HD and the preliminary card will be streamed free online at Spike.com.

Bellator 78 features welterweight semis, Brian Rogers, return of Zoila Gurgel is a post from: MMA Interplay UFC News

MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Raiola fined for uneccesarily striking Pats' Zach Moore

Report: Michigan keeping Jim Hackett on as athletic director

LeBron James on Ferguson: 'Violence is not the answer'

Decision on Ray Rice's appeal could come Wednesday

Jaguars coach calls out Blake Bortles: ‘We expect more’

Report: Jets prevented Ryan from talking about dad's health

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Kobe Bryant on 3-11 Lakers: 'We're not a 3-11 team'

Matt Ryan defends beleaguered Falcons head coach Mike Smith

Bill Belichick on similarities between Brady, Rodgers: No. 12

Devon Still accused of not paying child support

Giants reportedly in talks with Max Scherzer, Chase Headley

Report: Robert Griffin III benched by Redskins for McCoy

Ole Miss' The Grove threatened by Mississippi State fan

Is it time for the Redskins to move on from Robert Griffin III?

Top 10 fantasy football turkeys for 2014

WATCH: Coyotes lose in ugly fashion, score own goal in OT

Golden State Warriors are having tons of fun on team plane

Jenn Sterger hints she'll be back in her FSU cowgirl gear for game

Game of the week: Kansas City Chiefs vs. Denver Broncos

Top storyline for each Week 13 NFL game

Floyd Mayweather throws shade at Manny Pacquiao on Instagram

10 greatest Thanksgiving Day games in NFL history

Derrick Rose leaves game with hamstring tightness

WATCH: Ty Lawson drops Kirk Hinrich to the floor

MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.

Should Washington move on from RG3?

Dominic Raiola fined for cheap shots

Game of the week: Kansas City Chiefs vs. Denver Broncos

Rose leaves with injury again

WATCH: Pierce signs for fan during game

Report: McCoy to start over RG3

Braxton Miller headed to Oregon?

10 most one-sided college football rivalries

Pierce: C's Big Three like 'Holy Trinity'

Maclin unhappy with Cooper comments

Post-Week 13 CFB Playoff projection

What has Masai Ujiri built in Toronto?

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.