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Bellator headed to Texas in March with lightweight tournament quarterfinals

Bellator FC will return to Texas for Bellator 62 on March 23 from the Laredo Energy Arena in Laredo, Texas. The event will showcase the opening round of the Season 6 Lightweight Tournament.

The eight men slated for action in the tourney include Patricky “Pitbull” Freire, Lloyd Woodward, Rick Hawn, Ricardo Tirloni, Brent Weedman, J.J. Ambrose, Rene Nazare, and Thiago Michel. The last man standing will receive a $100,000 paycheck and a shot at 155-pound champion Michael Chandler.

“Laredo has been on our radar for three years now and I’ve always believed that it could be a spectacular location for a large-scale, nationally and internationally televised Bellator event,” said Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney. “This lightweight field is so loaded with talent and world class competitors that this event should be explosive from start to finish.”

Bellator 62 will be shown live on MTV2, with the prelims streaming live on Spike’s website.