Eric Prindle wins 100k Bellator tourney as Thiago Santos misses weight


@mauroranallo Mauro Ranallo
I can now confirm that Eric Prindle has been awarded the 100k and Bellator Heavyweight title shot after Thiago Santos missed weight.

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Eric Prindle took a long, strange route to Bellator’s Season 5 Heavyweight Tournament winner, its $100,000 total purse (ist fight was 10/10, 2nd & 3rd was 20/20), and a title fight with Champion Cole Konrad.

At Bellator 59 Prindle fought Thiago Santos in the heavyweight tournament final, but Santos inexplicably decided to execute a mighty nut punt. Brazilian love of soccer is as reasonable an explanation as any for the foul.

The kick was somehow declared accidental, and the bout was declared a no contest. Prindle reported on the status of his nuts for days, until they were better.

The two were rescheduled to fight last Friday at Bellator 61, but Prindle got the flu, and was forced to withdraw at the last moment.

Finally they were scheduled to fight tomorrow at Bellator 62, but Santos weighed in at 277.8, and was unable to make the 265 pound cutoff, so Prindle was declared the winner.

Bellator 62
Friday, March 23
Laredo Energy Arena
Laredo, Texas
MTV2 will broadcast the main bouts at 8PM ET/PT.

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FRAZTV site profile image  

3/24/12 1:30 AM by FRAZTV

The only JOKE here is you. You whiny pathetic sheep.

BaraoKix site profile image  

3/24/12 12:13 AM by BaraoKix

We had a better Main Event without Monster

Chris27 site profile image  

3/23/12 11:27 AM by Chris27

Bellator should focus on BW to MW, dump LHW and HW cause their divs suck, the UFC has all the talent on lock, fucking Konrad won that HW title/tournament in Oct 2010, its March 23rd 2012 right now and Konrad has yet tto defend his belt.Title fights every 18 months? I mean come on and now Konrad/Prindle will happen in say May, then you have to wait for the next HW tournament, I mean shit.Focus on BW, FW, LW, WW, MW and do more tournaments, champs will defend their titles more. HW and LHW the UFC owns the talent, move away from it.You have nobody for Konrad to fight and your LHW champ is arguably the worst champ in any major org.Sucks cause I think Santos could have put up a fight vs Konrad, nobody wants to see Prindle vs Konrad.

Chris27 site profile image  

3/23/12 11:23 AM by Chris27

Thats true but I believe its actually 10/10 first round, 15/15 second and 25/25 for the final fight.

goeb site profile image  

3/23/12 9:24 AM by goeb

wow...can Bellator's HW division scenario get any worse. When was the last time we saw a HW miss weight for a fight?

Fabes site profile image  

3/23/12 8:57 AM by Fabes

Agreed. I thought he got paid for his fight and then a future guaranteed 100K. Lame.

pidgey site profile image  

3/23/12 6:19 AM by pidgey

the "6 figures" expression is a joke to begin with, 6 figures goes from 100 to 999k, thats a big difference.Just say what is it, but Dana is obviously ashamed of the peanuts he's paying the fighters.

AZKIEL site profile image  

3/23/12 4:45 AM by AZKIEL

Strangest ending to an MMA tourney?? OR IS IT

ender852 site profile image  

3/23/12 1:18 AM by ender852

 i know, that kick was totally to the anus, unless prindle has dangly old man balls

xCYBERDYNEXx site profile image  

3/23/12 1:13 AM by xCYBERDYNEXx

Prindle got lucky as hell. But I'd take a kick in the bunghole for 100K. Santos would have won.