For the second consecutive week, the planned Bellator heavyweight tournament final between Eric Prindle and Thiago Santos was cancelled. However, this time around, there will be no third encounter, as Prindle was awarded the title and shot at Bellator heavyweight champion Cole Konrad.
Last week, Bellator cancelled the bout and scheduled it for Bellator 62 on Friday night. Instead, the lightweight tournament will comprise the main card for MTV2 this evening. The prelims are slated to be streamed live via Spike.com.
Patricky “Pitbull” Freire and Lloyd Woodard will be the main event, as the two had an intense nose-to-nose encounter on Thursday. The other lightweight bouts include Rich Hawn vs. Ricardo Tirloni, Thiago Michel-Rene Nazare, and J.J. Ambrose vs. Brent Weedman.
Main Card (MTV2)
•Eric Prindle (265.2) vs. Thiago Santos (277.8)* – season-five heavyweight-tourney final rematch
•Patricky “Pitbull” Freire (155.6) vs. Lloyd Woodard (154.8) – lightweight-tourney opening round
•Rick Hawn (155.6) vs. Ricardo Tirloni (155.2) – lightweight-tourney opening round
•Thiago Michel (154.8) vs. Rene Nazare (155.8) – lightweight-tourney opening round
•J.J. Ambrose (155) vs. Brent Weedman (155.8) – lightweight-tourney opening round
Preliminary Card (Spike.com)
•Sonny Luque (162.2) vs. Luis Vega (158.6)
•Steven Peterson (145.2) vs. Chris Jones (145.8)
•Joseph Daily (173.2)# vs. Sean Spencer (170)
•Dave Jansen (155.8) vs. Jacob Kirwan (155.4)
•Douglas Frey (145.6) vs. Rad Martinez (145.8)
* – Santos was overweight and removed from the fight, giving Prindle a default tournament win
# – Daily has been given 90 minutes to lose an additional 2.2 pounds