Bellator 35–the Bellator season four opener–went down Saturday night at the Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino in Lemoore, California and showcased the opening bouts of the promotion’s welterweight tournament. Four fighters advanced to the next round of the tournament: Lyman Good, Jay Hieron, Rick Hawn and Brent Weedman, the same fighters to take home the biggest payouts, according to Heavy.com’s list of fighter salaries, the rest of which can be seen below.
-Paul Ruiz: $1,000 ($500 + $500 win bonus) defeated Jesus Castro: $500
-Zoila Frausto-Gurgel: $12,000 ($6,000 + $6,000 win bonus) defeated Karina Halinan: $1,500
-Brandon Bender: $3,000 ($1,500 + $1,500 win bonus) defeated Josh Herrick: $1,000
-Joachiim Spiritwolf: $2,000 ($1,000 + $1,000 win bonus) defeated Jamie Jara: $1,000
-Brent Weedman: $20,000 ($10,000 + $10,000 win bonus) defeated Dan Hornbuckle: $10,000
-Rick Hawn: $20,000 ($10,000 + $10,000 win bonus) defeated Jim Wallhead: $10,000
-Jay Hieron: $20,000 ($10,000 + $10,000 win bonus) defeated Anthony Lapsley: $10,000
-Lyman Good: $20,000 ($10,000 + $10,000 win bonus) defeated Chris Lozano $10,000
Heavy.com also collected the list of medical suspensions handed out to competitors on the card.
Brent Weedman, Karina Hallinan, Jim Wallhead, Waachiim Spiritwolf and Jaime Jara were all handed 60 day suspensions for facial lacerations, with all but Spiritwolf able to cut their suspensions short pending doctor’s clearances. Weedman must be cleared in order to continue on in the tournament.
Jesus Castro was given a 45 day suspension with 30 days of no contact for suffering a TKO to Paul Ruiz.
Zoila Frausto-Gurgel took home the longest suspension at 180 days for possibly fracturing a right hand. She may be cleared earlier by an orthopedic doctor.