Bellator 75 Goes Big with Heavyweight Tournament


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Eric Prindle and Thiago Santos BellatorBellator is going big – really big – on Oct. 5 at the Horseshoe Casino in Hammond, Ind.

Bellator 75 will kick off the promotion’s Season 7 Heavyweight Tournament with all four quarterfinal bouts.

After numerous false starts, Eric Prindle and Thiago Santos are slated to finally square off in the Bellator 75 main event as part of the opening round of the tournament. Also slated for the tournament is Brett Rogers, who will square off with Bellator newcomber Ruslan Magomedov.

“From the sold out crowd to the incredible fights, our first visit to Horseshoe Casino in Hammond was something I will never forget, so getting back to The Venue was something I wanted to get done immediately,” said Bellator Chairman & CEO Bjorn Rebney. “Our heavyweights always bring a great show with huge power and big KO’s, so our fans in the Chicago area should be in for a great night of fights October 5.”

The Bellator 75 preliminary card will feature former WEC champion Chase Beebe.

The event will broadcast starting at 8 p.m. ET on MTV2 and in commercial-free HD on EPIX. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. ET, with the preliminary streamed live on Spike.com starting at 6:30 p.m. ET. Tickets went on sale Friday, Aug. 3.

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