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Bellator 139 slated for June 26 in Kansas

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Bellator MMA returns to Mulvane, Kansas on June 26, 2015 with Bellator 139, a source within the promotion confirmed to MMAFighting.com on Tuesday.

The event airs live on Spike TV and takes place at the Kansas Star Arena.

Bellator has visited the Kansas Star Arena in each of its past three seasons. Kansas native David Rickels has appeared on all three of those cards, and he'll do so again, as Rickels (16-3) has agreed to fight UFC veteran John Alessio (35-17, 1 NC) at Bellator 139.

Rickels, 26, is a former lightweight tournament winner whose only two losses over his last eight fights have come against former champion Michael Chandler and Patricky Freire, the older brother of Bellator featherweight champion Patricio Freire. Rickels defeated Davi Ramos via unanimous decision in his most recent outing.

Alessio, 35, is just 1-1 over his two Bellator contests. The veteran Canadian dropped a decision to current lightweight champion Will Brooks in his Bellator debut, but rebounded to pick up a win over Eric Wisely last May.