Tonight beginning at 7 p.m. ET is the kickoff to Bellator's lightweight tournament in its sixth season at Bellator 62. The event is being held at the Laredo Energy Arena in Laredo, Texas.
The main event tonight was originally scheduled to be the finals from the fifth season's heavyweight tournament between Eric Prindle and Thiago Santos. In fact, the bout was also supposed to take place at Bellator 61, but was delayed to health and weight issues between the combatants, respectively. Santos failed to make weight at yesterday's weigh-ins and the bout was ultimately cancelled. Prindle was declared the winner of the tournament.
The preliminary card will air on Spike.com while the main card will be televised on MTV2 and EPIX.
Main card (MTV2):
Lloyd Woodard defeats Patricky Freire via submission (kimura) at 1:46 of round 2*
Rick Hawn defeats Ricardo Tirloni by TKO (strikes) at 2:36 of round 1*
Thiago Michel defeats Rene Nazare via split decision (29-28 Michel, 29-28 Nazare, 29-28 Michel)*
Brent WeedmanJ.J. Ambrose *
Preliminary Card (Spike.com):
Luis Vega defeats Sonny Luque via submission (arm triangle) at 3:43 of round 1
Rad Martinez defeats Douglas Frey via TKO (strikes) at 4:08 of round 1
Sean Spencer defeats Joseph Daily via submission (rear naked choke) at 1:24 of round 2
Chris Jones defeats Steven Peterson via split decision (30-27 Peterson, 29-28 Jones, 29-28 Jones)
Dave Jansen defeats Jacob Kirwan
* = advances to semifinals of lightweight tournament