Bellator 62 prelims feature host of Texas talent on March 23 in Laredo

Bellator 62 takes place this Friday, March 23, at the Laredo Energy Arena in Laredo, Texas.

In addition to the main event rematch between season five heavyweight tournament finalists Eric Prindle and Thiago Santos and the season six lightweight tournament quarterfinals, Bellator 62 will showcase a bevy of Texas MMA talent on the preliminary card.

Bellator 62 will air live on MTV2 starting at 7 p.m. CST, with the first fight starting at 6 p.m. CST and streaming live on Spike.com.

Bellator 62 Preliminary Card

Laredo’s own Sonny Luque (1-2) will return to action against Brownsville native Luis Vega (7-2), who is currently riding a six-fight win streak.

Rad Martinez (11-2) returns to the Bellator cage to take on Amarillo’s Douglas Frey (10-7) in a featherweight showdown. Many MMA fans will remember Martinez’s inspirational story on ESPN’s “Outside The Lines”.

In just his third pro MMA fight, Brazilian kickboxing veteran Cosmo “Good Boy” Alexandre (1-1) takes on El Paso native Oscar de la Parra (1-2) at lightweight. Alexandre won 19 of his kickboxing fights via knockout and is seeking to transition that success into MMA.

Joseph Daily (4-2) tries to put together back-to-back wins as he takes on Dallas native Sean “Black Magik” Spencer (7-1) in a welterweight tilt.

Bellator veteran Steven Peterson (6-1) of McKinney looks for his fifth straight win as he takes on Dallas native Chris Jones (6-1) at featherweight.

Dave Jansen (16-2) will look to take home his third straight win inside the Bellator cage as he takes on Jacob Kirwan (9-3) at lightweight. Jansen submitted both his previous Bellator opponents; will Kirwan be the third?

Bellator 62 Main Card

  • Season Five Heavyweight Tournament Final bout: Eric Prindle vs. Thiago Santos
  • Lightweight Quarterfinal bout: Patricky Freire vs. Lloyd Woodard
  • Lightweight Quarterfinal bout: Rick Hawn vs. Ricardo Tirloni
  • Lightweight Quarterfinal bout: Thiago Michel vs. Rene Nazare
  • Lightweight Quarterfinal bout: J.J. Ambrose vs. Brent Weedman