The Bellator Fighting Championship 2009 season consists of twelve weekly events, however, week three combined two events, “Bellator III” and “Bellator IV” because the promotion will be taking next week off.
“Bellator III” will air on ESPN Deportes on April 18th – 9:00PM EST and “Bellator IV” will air on ESPN Deportes on April 25th – 9:00PM EST.
The weekly tournament series will pick back up with “Bellator V” at Hara Arena in Dayton, Ohio on May 1st and will air on ESPN Deportes on May 2nd – 9:00PM EST.
On Friday, April 17, “Bellator III & IV” took place at the Lloyd Noble Center in Norman, Oklahoma. Here are the results:
Bellator III Tournament bouts:
185 lbs. – Yosmany Cabezas (8-1) vs. Edwin Aguilar (20-13) Cabezas by Arm bar at 4:31
185 lbs. – Virgil Lozano (6-2) vs. Hector Lombard (18-2) Lombard by TKO at 1:10
Bellator III Non-tournament bouts:
HW – Tyler East (1-0) vs. Amedio Viola (0-2) East by TKO at 2:40
205 lbs. – William Albrecht (3-1) vs. Mike Messina (5-7) Albrecht by TKO at 6:30
185 – lbs. Marcelo Alfaia (10-5) vs. Joey Gorcyznski 13-6) Alfaia by TKO at 1:32
Bellator IV Tournament bouts:
185 lbs. – Alex Andrade (7-5) vs. Damien Stelly (9-2) Stelly by Unanimous Decision
185 lbs. – Daniel Tabera (12-1-2) vs. Jared Hess (7-0-1) Hess by Rear Naked Choke at 2:34
170 lbs. – Norman Paraisy (5-1) vs. Dave Menne (46-15-2) Menne by Rear Naked Choke at 12:39
Bellator IV Non-tournament bouts:
205 lbs. – Rudy Lindsay (9-5) vs. Wayne Cole (13-10) Lindsay by TKO at 8:37
185 lbs. – Jason Norwood (6-1) vs. John Kirk (13-6) Norwood by Rear Naked Choke at 6:51
Bellator Fighting Championships’ premiere season consists of 12 two-hour events broadcast weekly in primetime on Saturday nights on ESPN Deportes. The English-language broadcast becomes available on www.Bellator.com each Wednesday. There are four simultaneous tournaments taking place in season one over a three month period: one in each of the Featherweight, Lightweight, Welterweight, and Middleweight divisions.
For more information, visit www.Bellator.com. Bellator’s Spanish website is available at www.Espanol.Bellator.com. Please contact your local cable provider to learn more about viewing Bellator Fighting Championships on ESPN Deportes.
By: Jack Bratcher