TUNICA, Miss. — The Bellator train keeps a rollin’ as Bellator 38 pulls into Harrah’s Tunica Hotel and Casino this Saturday, March 26, with the opening round of their season four light heavyweight tournament.

Eight light heavyweight competitors will battle it out for a $100,000 grand prize, and the winner will also be crowned as the first-ever Bellator light heavyweight champion.

Bellator 38 will air LIVE on MTV2 Saturday at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT.

In addition to the four tournament bouts on the card, Bellator 38 will also host five local feature fights, including the Bellator and U.S. debut of Sambo master Blagoi Ivanov, who defeated Fedor Emelianenko in the semifinals of the 2008 World Sambo Championships.

The complete fight card for Bellator 38 is as follows:

MAIN CARD (Televised on MTV2)

  • Light Heavyweight Quarterfinal Fight: Tim Carpenter (6-0) vs. Daniel Gracie (5-2)
  • Light Heavyweight Quarterfinal Fight: D.J. Linderman (8-1) vs. Raphael Davis (10-1)
  • Light Heavyweight Quarterfinal Fight: Richard Hale (15-3-1) vs. Nik Fekete (4-0)
  • Light Heavyweight Quarterfinal Fight: Chris Davis (10-2) vs. Christian M’Pumbu (15-3-1)


  • Local Feature Fight: John “Doo Doo” Brown (8-3) vs. Blagoi Ivanov (8-0)
  • Local Feature Fight: Jimmy Van Horn (2-0) vs. Austin Lyons (5-1)
  • Local Feature Fight: Jake Underwood (1-0) vs. Tim Galluzzi (2-0)
  • Local Feature Fight: Brian Albin (11-5) vs. Cody Donovan (6-1)
  • Local Feature Fight: Amaechi Oselukwue (1-1) vs. Abe Wilson (2-1)

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