On Friday, October 17th Bellator MMA will hold Bellator 129: Bradley vs. Neer from the Mid-America Center in Council Bluffs, Iowa.

In the main event of the evening, longtime veteran Josh Neer makes his return to Bellator to face Paul Bradley in a welterweight tilt. Neer is most known for his multiple runs inside the UFC, but he has made one appearance in the Bellator cage years ago when he lost to Eddie Alvarez. Neer is currently riding a three fight winning streak and is returning to big time MMA since his release from the UFC. Bradley is more comfortable in the Bellator cage and has fought for the promotion twice with one win and one loss. “The Gentleman” is a veteran of nearly thirty fights and has also had stints in both the UFC and Strikeforce.

In the co-main event, heavy puncher Houston Alexander takes on late replacement Virgil Zwicker in a catch weight bout at 215 pounds. Alexander has had mixed results in his first two Bellator fights. He dropped a decision to Vladimir Matyushenko, but rebounded with a TKO win over Matt Uhde in his most recent outing. This fight was supposed to be Alexander’s first at heavyweight against James Thompson. Thompson had to pull out due to an injury and the fight was changed to a catch weight with Zwicker stepping in. Zwicker has twelve victories on his resume including a TKO win over Ovince St.Preux. He will be looking to rebound in this one since losing to the next light heavyweight title challenger, Linton Vassell.

The four-fight main card will air live on Spike TV at 9 p.m. ET with the preliminary fights airing on Spike.com starting at 6 p.m. ET.

Video of the official weigh-in is above with full results below. (Video is courtesy of Bellator)

Paul Bradley (170.6) vs. Josh Neer (170.6)
Houston Alexander (206.4) vs. Virgil Zwicker (215) 215-pound catchweight
Andre Santos (170.6) vs. James Terry (170.6)
Davin Clark (185.1) vs. Joe Vedepo (185.3)
John DeVall (136) vs. Chris Lane (139.5)**
Tim Bazer (150) vs. Eric Howser (149.1) 150-pound catchweight
Michael McBride (155.3) vs. Kevin Morris (158)**
Martin Brown (149.9) vs. Bryan Corley (148.9) 150-pound catchweight
Brian Green (185.5) vs. Anthony Smith (185.8)
Marcos Marquez (170.7) vs. Victor Moreno (170.4)

**Initially missed weight

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