Bellator FC Brackets Revealed [Updated 3/11]

Full brackets have been released for Bellator FC's Welterweight, Lightweight and Featherweight Tournaments:




Lots more in the full entry, including the line-ups for Bellator's first two cards and the full schedule for all 12 shows to be aired on ESPN Deportes.


Bellator Fighting Championships #1
April 3, 2009 (airs April 4 on ESPN Deportes)
Seminole Hard Rock & Casino
Hollywood, Florida, USA

Lightweight Tournament Bouts

Eddie Alvarez (15-2) vs. TBA
Daniel Morales (5-1) vs. TBA
Jorge Masvidal (16-3) vs. TBA
Israel Giron (7-1) vs. Toby Imada (20-11)

Featherweight Tournament Bouts

Nick Gonzalez (14-6) vs. Yahir Reyes (12-5)
Joe Soto (4-0) vs. Ben Greer (11-4)
Estevan Payan  (6-1) vs. Luis Palomino (9-4)

Womens Bout

Rosi Sexton (9-1) vs. Jessica Aguilar (5-2)

Non-Tournament Featherweight Bout

Jonathan Brookins (8-3) vs. Stephen Ledbetter (6-2)

Bellator Fighting Championships #2
April 10, 2009 (airs April 11 on ESPN Deportes)
Mohegan Sun Resort & Casino
Uncasville, Connecticut, USA

Featherweight Tournament Bout

Wilson Reis (6-0) vs. Henry Martinez (2-0)

Lightweight Tournament Bout

Thomas Schulte (18-6) vs. Ivan Iberico (7-1)
Diego Garijo (3-1) vs. TBA

Welterweight Tournament Bouts

Lyman Good (7-0) vs. Hector Urbina (12-4)
Jorge Ortiz (15-4) vs. Aaron Romero (5-2)
Dave Menne (42-15-2) vs. Norman Paraisy (5-0)
Omar De La Cruz (3-1) vs. Victor Meza (9-0)

Bellator Fighting Championships #3
April 17, 2009 (airs April 18 on ESPN Deportes)
Norman, Oklahoma, USA

Middleweight Tournament Bout

Hector Lombard (18-2-1) vs. Virgil Lozano (6-1-1)

I believe the first card is complete with the addition of the ladies' fight (which hasn't been officially announced). The second looks as though 1-2 additional bouts may still be added. Bellator allegedly has a contingency plan worked out for resting fighters with injuries who advance in the tournaments, since they're contractually obligated to put on one show per week and conclude the tournaments by the end of their run on ESPN Deportes. I haven't heard any details beyond that, but I hope for scheduling's sake that the first round fighters can emerge relatively unscathed.

And for those keeping track, Bellator's 2nd show will air the same night Strikeforce debuts on Showtime.


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