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 Bellator.com and Ticketmaster.com.
"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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