Bellator Fighting Championships: Season Four

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Bellator Fighting Championships
Genre Sports
Created by Bjorn Rebney
Country of origin United States
Production
Running time 120 minutes
Broadcast
Original channel MTV 2
Original run March 5, 2011 – May 21, 2011
Chronology
Preceded by Bellator Fighting Championships: Season Three
Followed by Bellator Fighting Championships: 2011 Summer Series

Bellator Fighting Championships: Season Four was the fourth installment of the Bellator Fighting Championships. Mixed martial arts tournaments were held in multiple weight classes, including three of the original tournament classes: Welterweight, Lightweight and Featherweight. There was also an inaugural Light Heavyweight Tournament taking place during this season, which crowned the first Light Heavyweight Champion in Bellator.[1] This was the first season to air on MTV2.[2]

Events[edit]

Bellator XXXV[edit]

Bellator XXXV
Information
Promotion Bellator Fighting Championships
Date March 5, 2011
Venue Tachi Palace Hotel & Casino
City United States Lemoore, California
Event chronology
Bellator XXXIV Bellator XXXV Bellator XXXVI

Bellator XXXV was a mixed martial arts event held by Bellator Fighting Championships. The event took place on March 5, 2011 at the Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino in Lemoore, California.[3] The card kicked off Bellator Season Four and featured opening round fights in the Season Four Welterweight Tournament. The event was distributed live in prime time by MTV2.[2]

Background

On December 14, 2010, Bellator and MTV2 announced a three-year deal to broadcast Bellator's tournaments and special events.[2] This will be the first Bellator event to air on MTV2.

Bellator's Women's Strawweight Champion Zoila Frausto fought in a non-title catchweight bout against Karina Hallinan.[4]

At this event Steve Carl was expected to fight Jay Hieron in the opening round of the welterweight tournament. However, Carl injured himself during training and was removed from the tournament. His replacement was Anthony Lapsley.

Poppies Martinez was expected to fight at this event,[5] but a bout never materialized.

The event drew an average of around 200,000 viewers on MTV2. Which helped MTV2 in several key advertising demographics including, an 83 percent increase among men aged 18 to 49, an 80 percent increase among men 18 to 34, and an 133 percent increase among men aged 25 to 34.[6]

Results

Main Card

Good defeated Lozano via unanimous decision (29–28, 30–27, 30–27).
Hieron defeated Lapsley via technical submission (rear-naked choke) at 3:39 of Round 1
Hawn defeated Wallhead via unanimous decision (29–28, 29–28, 30–27).
Weedman defeated Hornbuckle via unanimous decision (29–28, 29–28, 29–28).

Local Feature Fights

Gurgel defeated Hallinan via unanimous decision (30–27, 30–27, 30–27).
Spiritwolf defeated Jara via split decision (28–29, 29–28, 30–27). This bout aired the following week on Bellator 36.
Bender defeated Herrick via submission (guillotine choke) at 3:42 of Round 1
  • Bantamweight bout: United States Jesus Castro vs. United States Paul Ruiz
Ruiz defeated Castro via TKO (punches) at 1:17 of Round 1

Bellator XXXVI[edit]

Bellator XXXVI
Information
Promotion Bellator Fighting Championships
Date March 12, 2011
Venue Shreveport Municipal Auditorium
City United States Shreveport, Louisiana
Event chronology
Bellator XXXV Bellator XXXVI Bellator XXXVII

Bellator XXXVI was a mixed martial arts event held by Bellator Fighting Championships. The event took place on March 12, 2011 at the Shreveport Municipal Auditorium in Shreveport, Louisiana.[7] The card featured opening round fights in the Bellator Season Four Lightweight Tournament.[8] The event was distributed live in prime time by MTV2.

Background

Toby Imada was originally scheduled to face French fighter Ferrid Kheder. However, Kheder refused to weigh-in and Josh Shockley was moved up from the preliminary card to face Imada.[9]

Shockley's original opponent, Kelvin Hackney, still weighed-in, but was pulled off the card and paid his show money and win bonus. Hackney is now expected to fight at Bellator 45.[10]

The event drew an estimated 230,000 viewers on MTV2.[11]

Results

Main Card

Freire defeated McCullough via TKO (punches) at 3:11 of round 3.
Imada defeated Shockley via verbal submission (armbar) at 1:36 of round 1.
Woodard defeated Vanier via TKO (punches) at 0:46 of round 2.
Chandler defeated Held via technical submission (arm-triangle choke) at 3:56 of round 1.

Local Feature Fights

Leonhardt defeated Leo via TKO (corner stoppage) at 5:00 of round 2.
Aguilar defeated Hunt via TKO (punches) at 3:02 of round 1. This bout aired on the MTV2 broadcast following Imada vs. Shockley.
Arthur defeated Duhon via verbal submission (elbows) at 2:31 of round 2.

Bellator XXXVII[edit]

Bellator XXXVII
Information
Promotion Bellator Fighting Championships
Date March 19, 2011
Venue Lucky Star Casino
City United States Concho, Oklahoma
Event chronology
Bellator XXXVI Bellator XXXVII Bellator XXXVIII

Bellator XXXVII was a mixed martial arts event held by Bellator Fighting Championships. The event took place on March 19, 2011 at the Lucky Star Casino in Concho, Oklahoma.[12] The card featured opening round fights in the Bellator Season Four Featherweight Tournament. The event was distributed live in prime time by MTV2. The event drew an estimated 173,000 viewers on MTV2.[11]

Results

Main Card

Freire defeated Karakhanyan via KO (punches) at 0:56 of round 3.
Reis defeated George via submission (rear naked choke) at 2:09 of round 1.
Straus defeated Malegarie via unanimous decision (29–28, 29–28, 29–28).
Foster defeated Larkin via submission (guillotine choke) at 3:15 of round 1.

Local Feature Fights

Rosholt defeated Bryant via technical submission (rear naked choke) at round 1.
Spoon defeated Sanders via submission (rear naked choke) at 0:26 of round 2.
Delgado defeated Massouh via unanimous decision (29–28, 29–28, 30–27).
Shelton defeated Snook via submission (arm-triangle choke) at 2:45 of round 1.

Bellator XXXVIII[edit]

Bellator XXXVIII
Information
Promotion Bellator Fighting Championships
Date March 26, 2011
Venue Harrah's Tunica Hotel and Casino
City United States Tunica, Mississippi
Event chronology
Bellator XXXVII Bellator XXXVIII Bellator XXXIX

Bellator XXXVIII was mixed martial arts event held by Bellator Fighting Championships. The event took place on March 26, 2011 at Harrah's Tunica Hotel and Casino in Tunica, Mississippi.[13] The card featured the opening round fights in the Bellator Season Four Light Heavyweight Tournament. The event was distributed live in prime time by MTV2.

Background

This event showcased the inaugural light heavyweight tournament.[13]

Originally, Blagoi Ivanov was set to fight John Brown on the undercard. However, Brown pulled out of the bout and was replaced by Johnathan Ivey. Ivey was then pulled off the card for a suspension by the Georgia Athletic Commission.[14] Ivanov instead fought William Penn.

The event drew an estimated 150,000 viewers on MTV2.[11]

Results

Main Card

Carpenter defeated Gracie via split decision (29–28, 28–29, 29–28).
  • Light Heavyweight Quarterfinal bout: United States D.J. Linderman vs. United States Raphael Davis
Linderman defeated Davis via TKO (Punches) at 3:40 of round 3.
Hale defeated Fekete via Submission (Inverted Triangle Choke) at 1:55 of round 1.
M'Pumbu defeated Davis via TKO (strikes) at 3:34 of round 3.

Local Feature Fights

Lyons defeated Van Horn via submission (armbar) at 2:10 of round 1.
Underwood defeated Galluzzi via submission (triangle choke) at 1:04 of round 1.
Donovan defeated Albin via unanimous decision (30–27, 30–27, 30–27).
Ivanov defeated Penn via TKO (punches) at 2:58 of round 1.
Oselukwue defeated Wilson via unanimous decision (29–28, 29–28, 29–28).

Bellator XXXIX[edit]

Bellator XXXIX
Information
Promotion Bellator Fighting Championships
Date April 2, 2011
Venue Mohegan Sun Arena
City United States Uncasville, Connecticut
Event chronology
Bellator XXXVIII Bellator XXXIX Bellator XL

Bellator XXXIX was a mixed martial arts held by Bellator Fighting Championships. The event took place on April 2, 2011 at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut.[15] The card featured one semi-final fight in both the Bellator Season Four Welterweight and Lightweight Tournaments.[16] The event was distributed live in prime time by MTV2.

Background

The lightweight semifinal bout between Toby Imada and Patricky Freire was originally set to take place at Bellator 40.[17]

In a last-minute change not announced by the promotion, Luiz Azeredo stepped in to replace Matt Veach in a preliminary card matchup.[18]

The event drew an estimated 174,000 viewers on MTV2.[11]

Results

Main Card

Alvarez defeated Curran via unanimous decision (49–46, 50–45, 50–45) to retain the Bellator Lightweight Championship.
Hawn defeated Good via split decision (29–28, 28–29, 30–27).
Freire defeated Imada via KO (Flying Knee & Punches) at 2:53 of round 1.
Saunders defeated Lee via TKO (Doctor Stoppage) at 1:24 of round 3.

Local Feature Fights

Cramer defeated Rebello via unanimous decision (30–27, 30–27, 30–27). This was a "dark" fight, after the main event.
Quinn defeated Winters via unanimous decision (30–27, 30–27, 30–26).
Jansen defeated McAfee via submission (D'arce choke) at 4:58 of round 1.
Nazare defeated Azeredo via TKO (Injury) at 5:00 of round 1.
McLaughlin defeated Tugman via unanimous decision (29–28, 29–28, 29–28).

Bellator XL[edit]

Bellator XL
Information
Promotion Bellator Fighting Championships
Date April 9, 2011
Venue First Council Casino
City United States Newkirk, Oklahoma
Event chronology
Bellator XXXIX Bellator XL Bellator XLI

Bellator XL was a mixed martial arts event held by Bellator Fighting Championships. The event took place on April 9, 2011 at First Council Casino in Newkirk, Oklahoma.[19] The card featured fights in the Welterweight and Lightweight Bellator Season Four Tournament. The event was distributed live in prime time by MTV2.

Background

Bellator Welterweight champion Ben Askren competed in a non-title bout against Nick Thompson at this event.[19]

A lightweight semifinal bout between Toby Imada and Patricky Freire was originally set to take place on this card. However, the fight was moved to Bellator 39 and replaced with the welterweight semifinal fight between Brent Weedman and Jay Hieron. The Hieron-Weedman fight was rescheduled because Weedman needed to receive clearance for a facial laceration suffered in his Bellator 35 victory over Dan Hornbuckle.[20]

Former Sengoku fighter Ronnie Mann was expected to make his Bellator debut at this event.[21] However, visa issues kept Mann from entering the United States and his fight has been pushed back to the Bellator 42 card.[22]

The event drew an estimated 218,000 viewers on MTV2.[11]

Results

Main Card

Askren defeated Thompson via unanimous decision (30–26, 30–27, 30–27).
Hieron defeated Weedman via unanimous decision (29–28, 29–28, 29–28).
Chandler defeated Woodard via unanimous decision (29–28, 29–28, 29–28).

Local Feature Fights

Stinson defeated James via split decision (28–29, 29–28, 29–28).
Osborn defeated Carillo via TKO (strikes) at 1:27 of round one.
Prindle defeated Burns via TKO (doctor stoppage) at 5:00 of round two to earn a spot in Bellator's Season Five Heavyweight Tournament. The bout aired on the main broadcast.
Rickles defeated Smith via submission (triangle choke) at 3:32 of round one.

Bellator XLI[edit]

Bellator XLI
Information
Promotion Bellator Fighting Championships
Date April 16, 2011
Venue Cocopah Resort and Casino
City United States Yuma, Arizona
Event chronology
Bellator XL Bellator XLI Bellator XLII

Bellator XLI was a mixed martial arts event held by Bellator Fighting Championships on April 16, 2011 at Cocopah Resort and Casino in Yuma, Arizona.[23] The card featured two semi-final fights in the Bellator Season Four Featherweight Tournament. The event was distributed live in prime time by MTV2.

Background

Tony Johnson Jr. was expected to fight Carlos Flores at the event, but for unknown reasons was replaced by Rudy Aguilar.

The event drew a season low of 132,000 average viewers on MTV2.[24]

Results

Main Card

Warren defeated Galvão via unanimous decision (30–27, 29–28. 29–28)
Freire defeated Reis via KO (punches) at 3:29 of round 3.
Makovsky defeated Robichaux via TKO (strikes) at 2:02 of round 3.
Straus defeated Foster via submission (guillotine choke) at 3:48 of round 3.

Local Feature Fights

Flores defeated Aguilar via TKO (punches) at 1:19 of round 1. This bout took place after the main event.
Birchak defeated Bialecki via submission (brabo choke) at 4:06 of round 1.
Piedmont defeated Parker via split decision (30–27, 28–29, 29–28).
Tierney defeated Moore via submission (armbar) at 0:49 of round 1.

Bellator XLII[edit]

Bellator XLII
Information
Promotion Bellator Fighting Championships
Date April 23, 2011
Venue Lucky Star Casino
City United States Concho, Oklahoma
Event chronology
Bellator XLI Bellator XLII Bellator XLIII

Bellator XLII was a mixed martial arts event held by Bellator Fighting Championships. The event took place on April 23, 2011 at the Lucky Star Casino in Concho, Oklahoma.[25] The card featured the semi-finals in the Bellator Season Four Light Heavyweight Tournament. The event was distributed live in prime time by MTV2.

Background

Bellator Heavyweight champion Cole Konrad was scheduled to compete in a non-title "super fight" bout against Paul Buentello at this event.[26] However, it was revealed that Buentello had to pull out of the bout due to a back injury.[27]

Former Sengoku fighter Ronnie Mann was expected to make his Bellator debut at Bellator 40.[21] However, visa issues kept Mann from entering the United States and the fight was moved to this card.[22]

Chris Guillen was originally set to fight Mark Holata, but Guillen suffered a last minute injury and was replaced by Tracy Willis.[28]

The event drew an estimated 199,000 viewers on MTV2.[29]

Results

Main Card

  • Light Heavyweight Semifinal bout: United States Rich Hale vs. United States D.J. Linderman
Hale defeated Linderman via split decision (29–28, 28–29, 29–28).
Mann defeated Arocho via unanimous decision (30–25, 30–27, 30–27).
M'Pumbu defeated Carpenter via TKO (punches) at 2:08 of round 1.
Nogueira defeated Spoon via unanimous decision (30–27, 29–28. 29–28).

Local Feature Fights

Shelton defeated Evinger via submission (rear-naked choke) at 2:35 of round 1. This bout was fought after the main broadcast was finished due to time constraints.
Hess defeated Bell via submission (triangle choke) at 1:40 of round 1. The bout aired on the main broadcast.
Howell defeated Oshiro via submission (brabo choke) at 4:15 of round 1.
Holata defeated Willis via submission (strikes) at 0:49 of round 1.

Bellator XLIII[edit]

Bellator XLIII
Information
Promotion Bellator Fighting Championships
Date May 7, 2011
Venue First Council Casino
City United States Newkirk, Oklahoma
Event chronology
Bellator XLII Bellator XLIII Bellator XLIV

Bellator XLIII was a mixed martial arts held by Bellator Fighting Championships. The event took place on May 7, 2011 at the First Council Casino in Newkirk, Oklahoma.[30] The card featured the final fight in the Bellator Season Four Welterweight Tournament. The event was distributed live in prime time by MTV2.

Background

A heavyweight bout between Neil Grove and The Ultimate Fighter 10 alumnus, Zak Jensen was scheduled for this event; however, Grove pulled out of the bout on May 3 due to an injury.[31]

A local feature bout between George Burton and John Bryant was also scratched.[32]

The event drew an estimated 182,000 viewers on MTV2.[33]

Results

Main Card

Hieron defeated Hawn via split decision (29–28, 28–29, 29–28) to win Bellator's Season Four Welterweight Tournament.
Baker defeated Riggs via KO (punch) at 3:53 of round 2 to earn a spot in Bellator's Season Five Middleweight Tournament
Beebe defeated Vega via submission (guillotine choke) at 4:06 of round 1 to earn a spot in Bellator's Season Five Bantamweight Tournament
Sparks defeated Lucero via submission (keylock) at 2:18 of round 1.

Local Feature Fights

Rickles defeated Bouphanouvong via submission (triangle choke) at 1:11 of round 2. This bout aired on the broadcast.
Osborn defeated Schatz via TKO (referee stoppage) at 1:58 of round 1

Bellator XLIV[edit]

Bellator XLIV
Information
Promotion Bellator Fighting Championships
Date May 14, 2011
Venue Caesar's Resort
City United States Atlantic City, New Jersey
Event chronology
Bellator XLIII Bellator XLIV Bellator XLV

Bellator XLIV was a mixed martial arts event held by Bellator Fighting Championships. The event took place on May 14, 2011, at Harrah's Resort.[34] The card featured the final fight in the Bellator Season Four Lightweight Tournament. The event was distributed live in prime time by MTV2.

Background

EliteXC and Ring of Combat veteran James Jones was expected to fight at this event, but a bout did not materialize.[35]

Lyman Good was scheduled to face Dan Hornbuckle in a welterweight bout. However, on May 6, Good pulled out of the fight due to an injury.[36]

A scheduled bout between Anthony Morrison and Bryan Goldsby was canceled due to Morrison weighing-in 10 pounds over weight.[37]

The event drew a season high of 325,000 average viewers on MTV2.[38]

Results

Main Card

Chandler defeated Freire via unanimous decision (29–27, 29–27, 29–27). Chandler was deducted one point in round 3 due to kicks to the groin.
Lombard defeated Vitale via KO (punch) at 0:54 of round 3.
  • Welterweight bout: Lithuania Giedrius Karavackas vs. United States Sam Oropeza
Karavackas defeated Oropeza via submission (scarf hold armlock) at 3:59 of round 3.
Shlemenko defeated Cooper via unanimous decision (30–27, 30–28, 29–28).

Local Feature Fights

Johnson defeated Smith via submission (rear-naked choke) at 4:16 of round 2.
Lentz defeated Leone via unanimous decision (29–28, 29–28, 29–28).
Silva defeated Adkins via unanimous decision (30–26, 30–27, 30–27).

Bellator XLV[edit]

Bellator XLV
Information
Promotion Bellator Fighting Championships
Date May 21, 2011
Venue L'Auberge du Lac Resort
City United States Lake Charles, Louisiana
Event chronology
Bellator XLIV Bellator XLV Bellator XLVI

Bellator XLV was a mixed martial arts event held by Bellator Fighting Championships. The event took place on May 21, 2011 at the L'Auberge du Lac Resort in Lake Charles, Louisiana.[39] The card featured final round fights in the Bellator Season Four Featherweight and Light Heavyweight Tournaments. The event was distributed live in prime time by MTV2.

Background

Kalvin Hackney, whose fight was canceled at Bellator 36, was moved to fight at this event.[10]

A bout between Thiago Santos and Derrick Lewis was scrapped after Santos suffered an injury.[40]

The event drew an estimated 264,000 viewers on MTV2.[41]

Results

Main Card

M'Pumbu defeated Hale via TKO (punches) at 4:17 of round 3.
Freire defeated Straus via unanimous decision (29–28, 30–27, 30–27).
Alvey defeated Amoussou via split decision (29–28, 28–29, 29–28).

Local Feature Fights

Jordan defeated Hill via TKO (strikes) at 1:56 of round 1. This bout was fought after the main event due to time constraints.
Ruberg defeated Fleniken via unanimous decision (30–27, 30–27, 30–27).
Santos defeated Cury via unanimous decision (30–27, 30–27, 30–27).
Nazare defeated Hackney via submission (rear-naked choke) at 4:44 of round 1.
Abercrombie defeated Parpart via submission (rear-naked choke) at 1:11 of round 1.

Tournaments[edit]

Featherweight tournament bracket[edit]

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                 
Armenia Georgi Karakhanyan KO
Brazil Patricio Freire 3
Brazil Patricio Freire KO
Brazil Wilson Reis 3
United States Zac George SUB
Brazil Wilson Reis 1
Brazil Patricio Freire DEC
United States Daniel Straus 3
United States Eric Larkin SUB
United States Kenny Foster 1
United States Kenny Foster SUB
United States Daniel Straus 3
United States Daniel Straus DEC
Argentina Nazareno Malegarie 3

Lightweight tournament bracket[edit]

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                 
United States Michael Chandler SUB
Poland Marcin Held 1
United States Michael Chandler DEC
United States Lloyd Woodard 3
United States Carey Vanier TKO
United States Lloyd Woodard 2
United States Michael Chandler DEC
Brazil Patricky Freire 3
United States Josh Shockley1[›] SUB
United States Toby Imada 1
United States Toby Imada TKO
Brazil Patricky Freire 1
United States Rob McCullough TKO
Brazil Patricky Freire 3

^ 1: Josh Shockley replaced Ferrid Kheder after Kheder refused to weigh-in.

Welterweight tournament bracket[edit]

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                 
United States Chris Lozano DEC
United States Lyman Good 3
United States Lyman Good DEC
United States Rick Hawn 3
England Jim Wallhead DEC
United States Rick Hawn 3
United States Rick Hawn DEC
United States Jay Hieron 3
United States Anthony Lapsley1[›] SUB
United States Jay Hieron 1
United States Jay Hieron DEC
United States Brent Weedman 3
United States Brent Weedman DEC
United States Dan Hornbuckle 3

^ 1: Anthony Lapsley replaced Steve Carl after Carl was forced to withdraw due to a foot injury.[42]

Light Heavyweight tournament bracket[edit]

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                 
Brazil Daniel Gracie DEC
United States Tim Carpenter 3
United States Tim Carpenter TKO
Democratic Republic of the Congo Christian M'Pumbu 1
United States Chris Davis TKO
Democratic Republic of the Congo Christian M'Pumbu 3
Democratic Republic of the Congo Christian M'Pumbu TKO
United States Rich Hale 3
United States Nik Fekete SUB
United States Rich Hale 1
United States Rich Hale DEC
United States D.J. Linderman 3
United States Raphael Davis TKO
United States D.J. Linderman 3

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