The Bellator Fighting Championships will kick off their Season 5 Heavyweight Tournament on October 1st. The winner of the eight man tournament will earn a title shot against current Bellator Heavyweight champion Cole Konrad. The L’Auberge Du Lac Casino Resort in Lake Charles, Louisiana will serve as host for the Bellator 52 card.
- Ron Sparks (7-0) vs. Mark Holata (11-2)
- Neil Grove (11-3-1) vs. Mike Hayes (15-4-1)
- Thiago Santos (8-1) vs. Blagoi Ivanov (4-0)
- Eric Prindle (7-1) vs. Abe Wagner (10-4)