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No New Bellator Show This Week; Bellator VIII "The Road to the Championship" Airs Instead

UFC 98 will be the only game in town for MMA fans this Saturday, as Bellator Fighting Championships take a week off from holding live events on Friday and will air a recap special Saturday night on ESPN Deportes.

From the press release:

Bellator VIII "The Road to the Championship", airs on ESPN Deportes May 23, 2009 and will highlight each of the remaining tournament fighters and their journey to the Bellator Featherweight, Lightweight, Welterweight and Middleweight world championship fights. The show will set the stage for the lone remaining semi-final bouts and all three world championship matchups and will showcase the spectacular action that led to the final showdowns of Bellator’s first tournament season.

Here's the schedule for the championship bouts:

Bellator Middleweight Tournament Semi-Finals
May 29th - Monroe Civic Center, Monroe, LA
Hector Lombard (19-2) vs. Damien Stelly (10-2)
Jared Hess (8-0-1) vs. Yosmany Cabezas (8-1)

Bellator Featherweight Championship
June 5th - Citizens Business Bank Arena, Ontario, CA
Joe Soto (6-0) vs. Yahir Reyes (14-5)

Bellator Welterweight Championship
June 12th - Mohegan Sun, Uncasville, CT
Lyman Good (9-0) vs. Omar De La Cruz (5-1)

Bellator Lightweight and Middleweight Championships
June 19th - Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Hollywood, FL
Eddie Alvarez (17-2) vs. Toby Imada (22-12)
Lombard/Stelly vs. Hess/Cabezas

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