Bellator announces Season 5 heavyweight tournament participants


When Bellator kicks off its Season 5 Heavyweight Tournament, the eight man field will bring a dominating 73-15-2 record into the cage that includes 41 combined knockouts.  The eight heavyweights are set to square off at Bellator 52 as the promotion will determine who will earn a title shot against reigning undefeated Bellator Heavyweight Champion Cole "The Polar Bear" Konrad. The four quarterfinal fights will air LIVE on MTV2 and in HD on EPIX October 1st from the L’Auberge Du Lac Casino Resort in Lake Charles, Louisiana. Tickets for the event can be purchased on and

"We’ve consistently seen dramatic, explosive performances from our heavyweights and that’s exactly what I expect in our Season 5 Heavyweight tournament," said Bellator Chairman & CEO Bjorn Rebney. "Neil, Ron, Eric, Mark, Big Monster all look to knock you out from the moment the first bell rings, so don’t blink when this tournament starts Oct. 1 LIVE on MTV2 and in HD on EPIX."

Bellator Season 5 Heavyweight Tournament Quarterfinals (September 10, 2011 Lake Charles, La.)

Ron Sparks (7-0) vs. Mark Holata (11-2)

Neil Grove (11-3-1) vs. Mike "300" Hayes (15-4-1)

Thiago "Big Monster" Santos (8-1) vs. Blagoi Ivanov (4-0)

Eric Prindle (7-1) vs. Abe Wagner (10-4)

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xcouturefan site profile image  

9/6/11 1:42 AM by xcouturefan


Astronaut site profile image  

9/1/11 11:40 PM by Astronaut

Love the Bellator format. Will definitely record and watch this.The WW tourney looks to be pretty sick

xcouturefan site profile image  

9/1/11 11:30 PM by xcouturefan


xcouturefan site profile image  

9/1/11 6:45 PM by xcouturefan

Nothing ever shocking or unexpected happens in mma.

BKViper site profile image  

9/1/11 4:32 PM by BKViper


RKing85 site profile image  

9/1/11 4:31 PM by RKing85

I'll go with Santos, but it's a pretty even tournamnet.

saemskin site profile image  

9/1/11 4:27 PM by saemskin

picking Thiago Santos, just because he has THIAGO in his name.Neil Grove gets the majority vote only because you all know his name. Only reason.shoulda went with the brazilian, didn't the last ufc teach y'all anything? ;)

NYmmanow265 site profile image  

9/1/11 3:13 PM by NYmmanow265

Ivanov & prindle are really tough.....groves ground game could cost him against ivanovs sambo.....wagner is a tuf alumni and has beat tim sylvia.....sparks is undefeated so it seems wide open... why complain its free on mtv 2 sparksgroveivanovwagner grove vs ivanov in final

ten8round site profile image  

9/1/11 4:58 AM by ten8round

so pointless , will be Grove/Wagner again in the final with Grove going on to lose to Cole again.

xcouturefan site profile image  

9/1/11 3:04 AM by xcouturefan

Neil Grove