Bellator Fighting Championships continues its 12 week tournament series with its seventh event taking place tonight, Friday May 15th, at Chicago’s Aragon Entertainment Center. UFC veteran Dave Menne will take on Omar De La Cruz and Jorge Ortiz will face Lyman Good in the welterweight semi-finals. Each winner will receive $50,000 and move to the finals where they will battle it out for the $100,000 grand prize at the Bellator World Championships.
All fighters successfully made weight for “Bellator VII” except Alonzo Martinez who came in one pound over the 156 lbs. lightweight limit. PRO MMA (promma.info) has not been notified if he was penalized for the overage. The fights take place tonight starting at 8:00 PM. Stay tuned to PRO MMA (promma.info) for the results.
Welterweight Tournament Semi-Finals:
170 lbs.: Jorge Ortiz (170) vs. Lyman Good (171)
170 lbs.: Omar De La Cruz (169) vs. Dave Menne (171)
155 lbs.: Troy Gerhart (155.5) vs. Lorenzo Borgomeo (154)
265 lbs.: Jay White (259) vs. Eddie Sanchez (231)
155 lbs.: Alonzo Martinez (157) vs. Victor Meza (156)
170 lbs.: DeRay Davis (171) vs. Jesse Juarez (171.5)
170 lbs.: Anthony Lapsley (171) vs. Ryan Williams (170)
170 lbs.: Jacob Volkman (171) vs. Kevin Knabjian (171)
135 lbs.: Leslie Smith (136) vs. Kerry Vera (136)