Bellator 75 is headlined by a rematch between Season 5 tournament winner Eric Prindle and rival Thiago Santos. Let’s hope they can finally finish what they started inside the Bellator cage after a series of failed starts over the last year.
Prindle and Santos initially met in the finals at Bellator 59 but the bout was ruled a “No Contest” after Santos delivered what was ruled an accidental kick to the groin of Prindle in the first round. The heavyweights were set rematch at Bellator 61 but the fight was postponed a week to Bellator 62 after Prindle suffered flu-like symptoms. However, that fight would never take place because Santos failed to make weight for the fight which resulted in Prindle being declared the tournament winner.
Bellator 75 takes place from The Venue at the Horseshoe Casino in Hammond, Indiana. The preliminary card will be stream free online at Spike.com beginning at 6:00pm ET. The main card will be televised live on MTV 2 and EPIX HD at 8:00pm ET.
Bellator 75 Heavyweight Tournament Results
Vinicius Queiroz defeated Mark Holata by armbar submission at 3:26 of the first round. Impressive belly-down submission by Queiroz.
Richard Hale defeated Mike Wessel by technical knockout at 1:19 of the first round. Hale overwhelmed Wessel from the opening bell.
Alexander Volkov defeated Brett Rogers by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27). Volkov used his reach advantage to pick apart Rogers from range for the entire fight.
Thiago Santos defeated Eric Prindle by disqualification at 4:54 of the first round. Are you kidding me? Flashback to their fight at Bellator 59 which was ruled a No Contest after Santos landed an accidental groin kick to Prindle which prevented him from finishing the bout. In their long awaited rematch, Prindle is disqualified after he landed an axe kick to the cup of Santos who was prone on his back.