Bellator I takes place in Hollywood, FL. on April 3rd, Bellator II, takes place in Uncasville, CT on April 10th, Bellator III is in Oklahoma on April 17th, and PRO MMA (promma.info) learned today from Bellator management, that Bellator IV will take place at the World Arena in Colorado Springs, Colorado on April 24, 2009.
Bellator Fighting Championships features an MMA tournament series that will air on ESPN Deportes each Saturday night from 9-11pm ET/6-8pm PT for twelve straight weeks beginning April 4th. The nationally televised events will feature a combination of tournament and non-tournament special feature bouts.
There will be four simultaneous tournaments taking place in season #1 over a three month period: one in each of the Featherweight (145 lb.), Lightweight (155 lb.), Welterweight (170 lb.) and Middleweight (185 lb.) divisions.
Bellator IV will host five heavyweight bouts, a bout between two top form female fighters, as well as the semi-final round of the Bellator Lightweight Championship Tournament based on the outcome of Bellator I, II & III.
Heavyweight – Dave Herman (13-1) vs. Josh Barnes (5-1)
Heavyweight – Rauol Romero (3-1) vs. Dan Evensen (10-4)
Heavyweight – Eddie Sanchez (11-3) vs. Jay White (4-5)
Heavyweight – Tyler East (pro debut)) vs. Amedio Viola (0-1)
Heavyweight – Joey Beltran (5-2) vs. Sherman Pendergarst (11-12)
130 lbs. – Molly Helsel (7-7) vs. Angela Hayes (1-5)
Special Lightweight World Championship Semi-Final Tournament Match-Up
Based on the outcome of Bellator I, II & III
Tickets will go on sale at 12:00 pm MT Friday, March 27, 2009 and can be purchased at the World Arena box office and through TicketsWest.