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)