As previously announced, the event features a championship main event between heavyweight titleholder Cole Konrad (8-0 MMA, 6-0 BFC) and recent tournament winner Eric Prindle (7-1 MMA, 3-0 BFC).
Bellator 70 takes place next Saturday, May 25, at Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans and features 10 bouts. The night’s main card airs on MTV2 (and in high-definition on EPIX), and Spike.com streams the prelims.
Also on the main card, Rick Hawn (13-1 MMA, 5-1 BFC) and Brent Weedman (20-7-1 MMA, 6-2) fight to determine the winner of the season-six lightweight tournament. Additionally, Luis Nogueira (13-2 MMA, 3-1 BFC) meets Hiroshi Nakamura (15-5-4 MMA, 1-0 BFC), and the winner gets a spot in the season-six bantamweight-tourney finale that recently was rescheduled for this summer.
Rounding out the main card is UFC vet and Louisiana native Rich Clementi (42-21-1 MMA, 0-1 BFC) vs. lightweight Derek Campos (9-2 MMA, 0-0 BFC).
The prelims include a number of notables. Bouts include an unspecified catchweight fight of Josh Shockley (9-1 MMA, 2-1 BFC) vs. Keith Schneider (6-6 MMA, 0-0 BFC), as well as welterweights Charlie Rader (16-5 MMA, 2-0 BFC) vs. A.J. Matthews (5-1 MMA, 1-0 BFC) and middleweights Jonas Billstein (9-2 MMA, 0-1 BFC) vs. Mike Seal (13-14-1 MMA, 0-0 BFC).
Rounding out the card are lightweights Kyle Bradley (16-9 MMA, 0-0 BFC) vs. John Harris (4-4 MMA, 1-0 BFC), bantamweights Blake Dufour (2-1 MMA, 0-0 BFC) vs. Derek Arcement (1-2 MMA, 0-0 BFC), and middleweights Jeremiah Riggs (7-6 MMA, 1-1 BFC) vs. Kelvin Tiller (3-0 MMA, 1-0 BFC).
The full Bellator 70 card includes:
MAIN CARD (MTV2)
Champ Cole Konrad (pictured) vs. Eric Prindle – for heavyweight title
Rick Hawn vs. Brent Weedman – lightweight-tourney finale
Hiroshi Nakamura vs. Luis Nogueira – bantamweight-tourney semifinal
Derek Campos vs. Rich Clementi
PRELIMINARY CARD (Spike.com)
Keith Schneider vs. Josh Shockley
A.J. Matthews vs. Charlie Rader
Jonas Billstein vs. Mike Seal
Kyle Bradley vs. John Harris
Derek Arcement vs. Blake Dufour
Jeremiah Riggs vs. Kelvin Tiller
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