Heavyweight Title Heads Bellator 70 in New Orleans

April 11, 2012
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Cole Konrad vs. Eric Prindle BellatorBellator Fighting Championships is set to close out its sixth season with Bellator 70 on May 25 at the New Orleans Convention Center in New Orleans.

Bellator will take one final shot this season at putting together a major heavyweight fight. After a couple false starts blew apart the match-up between Eric Prindle and Thiago Santos to declare a No. 1 contender, Prindle eventually was awarded the honor.

Prindle was then slated to face Bellator heavyweight champion Cole Konrad at this week’s Bellator 65, but a hand injury temporarily sidelined him. Konrad vs. Cole will now head Bellator 70.

The finals of Bellator’s Season 6 Middleweight Tournament will also be featured on the card.

Tickets for Bellator 70 are now on sale. The event will also be broadcast live starting at 8 p.m. EST on MTV2 and in commercial-free HD on EPIX. The preliminary card, featuring the area’s top talent will be streamed live and free around the world on Spike.com starting at 7 p.m. EST.

“I’m really excited to get back into the cage,” Konrad said. “This fight has been a long time coming. Eric is a really good stand-up fighter, and I have a lot of respect for him. I know what he can do standing up, so I’m not going to deviate from anything that has made me successful in the past.”

“I’m just ready to get into the cage and end this,” Prindle said. “I want to become a champion, and this is my time to do that.”

The night will also feature Louisiana native Rich “No Love” Clementi returning to the Bellator cage after nearly two years. A long time veteran of the sport, Clementi holds notable victories over Melvin Guillard, Anthony “Rumble” Johnson, and Sam Stout, and will be looking for another dominating win at Bellator 70.

The remaining fight card, which will be announced shortly, will consist of a bevy of local talent featured in the preliminary fights.


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