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Reminder: Bellator Season 4 kicks off tomorrow night

On top of “Strikeforce: Feijao vs Hendo” this Saturday night, the other other B-league is back for another “season,” with Bellator 35 going down on MTV2.  Strikeforce of course has the more compelling card, but since I don’t get Showtime but I do get a channel that Bellator is on (The Score in Canada), I guess I know which one I’m watching and which one I’m downloading.

Bellator 35 features the welterweight tournament quarterfinals, which we talked about awhile back, but there’s been a change or two since then.  Jay Heiron’s original opponent Steve Carl dropped out with an injury, and was replaced by sub artist Anthony Lapsely.  Luckily the clash of the judokas is still intact, with “Judo” Jim Wallhead taking on former Olympian and 2-time Pan American medalist Rick Hawn.  Plus, Season 2 finalist Dan Hornbuckle gets a rematch with Brent Weedman, who he beat by triangle 4 years ago.  And of course, former champ Lyman Good looks to get on the path towards the wrestle-fucker who took his belt when he faces undefeated knockout artist Chris Lozano.

On the undercard, womens 115-lb champ Zoila Frausto gets a non-title can smash, and Waachim Spiritwolf returns from his eye-poke no-contest with Marius Zaromskis to face Jaime Jara (nice tats).

WW Tourney Quarterfinals:
Jay “The Thoroughbred” Hieron (19-4) vs. Anthony “The Recipe” Lapsley (19-4)
Lyman “Cyborg” Good (10-1) vs. Chris “The Assassin” Lozano (6-0)
Dan “The Handler” Hornbuckle (22-3) vs. Brent Weedman (17-5-1)
Rick Hawn (9-0) vs. “Judo” Jim Wallhead (20-5)

“Local Main Event”: Zoila “Warrior Princess” Frausto (10-1) vs. Karina Hallinan (3-4)
“Local Co-Main Event”: Waachiim Spiritwolf (8-7-1) vs. Jaime “El Cucui” Jara (29-8)
Josh Herrick (6-1) vs. Brandon Bender (7-0)
Jesus Castro (0-1) vs. Paul Ruiz (0-1)

  • Blackula Jonez

    Once again much props for giving Bellator some jackal love.


    Already got the DVR set for this Saturday, hope Zoila gets on the televised broadcast.


    Wonder who will get upset this weekend, it will either be Heiron or Hawn, i dunno just got a hunch

  • Take It Easy

    who cares about this shit

  • Rodriguez
  • CAP

    Bellator had some solid shows last year. You gotta like having the fighters control their own destiny. This is what DVRs were made for.

  • Blackula Jonez

    what can i say, i like(some would even say “obsessed” with) the sport of mma and watch as many fights as i possibly can


    i can’t convey it any better than that

  • Take It Easy

    cant wait for some more mid-level prospects and journeymen fighting cans

  • Blackula Jonez

    Free weekly televised mma


    worst thing to happen to the sport since the unified rules


  • CAP

    Yeah Alvarez SUCKS!

  • Blackula Jonez

    Eddie sucks with all his violent finishes, he needs to learn how to fight like fan favorites edgar and maynard. 

    Look at all the jokers in Bellators featherweight division, guys like Warren, Soto and now Sandro, bums of the month the whole lot of them.


    Hawn and Askren, former olympians more like current queers

    free, weekly mma is killing the sport

  • Rodriguez

    I need to see Hawn vs. Wallhead.

  • FiveBoltMain

    Eddie doesn’t suck persay, but who has he beaten that makes people think he’s hot shit? For all we know, he could be another Gegard and choke when he fights some one descent.

  • Take It Easy

    lol i didnt know “free mma” tards still existed who cares about that shit in the year 2011

    you also cant read (or more like you can read but since my arguments are infallable you invent a strawman version of them to attack instead) since i said the whole reason bellator sucks is that its a handfull of good fighters (except eddie alvarez he is a fucking turd of biblical proportions) locked into shitty contracts fighting legions of shitty fighters

    in short your dumb and gay, nothing new

  • Take It Easy

    case in point sandro sings withe bellator (because he trains with/ is friends with aldo (translation: they’re fucking)) does he get a title shot? fuck no he needs to fight strikeforce undercard washouts for a year first

  • greenseed

    what a sour puss

  • Blackula Jonez

    Is Sandro the bottom now that he lost his belt?

    I have no problem with prospects sharpening their skills against mid level and fringe opposition.

    I get the whole succinct insult style of arguing is your strongest and most humorous suit, but it wouldn’t hurt for you to flesh out what you are trying to convey after you have made your joke.

    I have zero problem with Sandro brain damaging a journeyman before getting a shot at a somewhat meaningless title. Defeating 3 opponents in 3 months > the bellator title imo. Seeing how new feather and bantamweight are they can obstensibly become bellators most talent rich division.

    Rebney and company are idiots for not having a 125 tourney but running a light heavy bracket.

  • Take It Easy

    being bellator’s most talent rich division is like being cage rage’s most talented division

  • CAP

    Sandro is coming off a loss so I’m cool with him entering the tourney. But still by Bellator’s standards he would probably be better suited as one of their “Superfights”. So angry.

  • Take It Easy

    “sharpening their skills” is that what were calling it now too bad theyll never have the chance to test those skills against someone with a pulse

  • fishead

    Holy shit… Take It Easy needs to take it fuckin’ easy… if the card don’t interest you, then don’t watch it… it’s pretty cunting simple. It’s not wasting your time, there’s no need to get all butt-hurt about it. Personally, I think the match-making here looks somewhat interesting, and it should be obvious to everyone that the two best fighters don’t always provide the most entertaining fight.

    I mean, shit… I’d rather sit through an entire season of Bellator than watch Fitch v. St. Pierre… and who knows, the UFC might end up corn-holed into booking that fight again.

  • Blackula Jonez

    For the record I am actually a big fan of the worlds best fronting ass featherweight in Frankie Edgar. I am also begining to worry Alvarez will never get into the UFC.

  • Grappo

    all of the quarterfinal fights should be pretty good

  • subo

    I liked the Cage Rage line.  It’s accurate.

  • Spicoli

    That show fucking sucked, I could only stand 20 minutes of the terrible lighting, terrible film and shitty production value. I might as well have filmed a fight in my backyard and called it Bellator.

  • glassjawsh

    ^ i bet you’re the guy that complains about picture quality when you’re watching a movie at someone else’s house

  • G Funk

    ^That must happen to you with that 17″ Gantra set you have on your night stand in the “living area”.

    Damnit Jawsh you leave yourself wide-open & I can’t helpmyself!