Sep 24, 2011 9:00 PM EDT Canton Memorial Civic Center, Canton, Ohio, United States
Bellator 51 will take place Sept. 24, 2011 from the Canton Memorial Civic Center in Canton, Ohio and host the opening round of the Bellator season-five bantamweight tournament. The eight-man tournament winner will face current bantamweight champion Zack Makovsky.
In the tournament's opening round, Alexis Vila will take on Bellator featherweight Joe Warren as he drops down to the 135lbs division. Fights between Eduardo Dantas vs. Wilson Reis, Luiz Nogueira vs. Ed West, and Chase Beebe vs. Marcos Galvao round out the rest of the tournament.