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Bellator heavyweight tourney final rematch gets date

Eric Prindle and Thiago Santos will try to finish the Bellator heavyweight tournament on March 16 when they compete for a second time at Bellator 61. The card is set to go down from the Horseshoe Riverdome in Louisiana.

Prindle and Santos competed late in 2011 with the fight ending in a No Contest after a low blow rendered Prindle unable to continue. The quarterfinals of the Bellator middleweight tourney will also take place on that night.

“Louisiana’s been an amazing home to Bellator. Our last two Louisiana events we’re spectacular sell outs, so bringing Bellator to Bossier City was an easy decision to make,” said Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney in a recent press release. “This Prindle-Santos fight has war written all over it and both of these guys have taken this huge fight very personally.”

The quarterfinals of the Bellator middleweight tournament feature Maiquel Falcao fighting Norman Paraisy, Brian Rogers versus Vitor Vianna, Vyacheslav Vasilevsky in action against Vitor O’Donnell, and Giva Santana against Bruno Santos.

As always, the winner of the tourney will receive $100,000 and a future title shot.


  • Rece Rock says:

    Gonads & Strife…

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  • Guthookd says:

    The only thing less exciting than Eric Prindle vs. Thiago Santos is the idea of either one of the facing Cole Konrad.

    Jesus Christ. Bellator needs to forget about the HW division and focus on other weight classes. The three best they have (mentioned above) aren’t even on the Strikeforce radar for a debut fight.

    I want to support BFC, but Reb is making some strange calls. Moving to Saturday or Friday nights was not smart….no more Bellator Tuesdays, and guess what, people have shit to do on weekends, not to mention they’re locked in to a MTV2 deal in shit-def. Even the UFC prelims in shit-def look like an amateur promotion now… HD is the only way.

    That concludes my rant…

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  • Rece Rock says:

    I get Fuel & FX in HD, what prelims aren’t in HD?

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