Heavyweight Semifinalists Thiago Santos, Richard Hale Cleared for Bellator 79 Headliner
will square off as planned in the first Season 7
heavyweight tournament semifinal, as both fighters were cleared at
“Big Monster” checked in at 265 pounds, while Hale tipped the
scales at a much lighter 238.4. Bellator 79 takes place Friday
evening at Casino Rama in Rama, Ontario, and will also see Mike
Richman (145.2) do battle with Shabulat Shamhalaev (145.6) to
determine who will punch the first ticket to the Season 7
featherweight tournament finals.
The evening’s main draw airs live on MTV2 and will also see Season
5 welterweight tournament finalist Douglas
Lima (179.4) return to the cage after nearly seven months on
the sideline to face Jacob Ortiz
(179.8). Additionally, Canadian talent Ryan Ford
(169.8) will toe the line against Kyle Baker
(170.8) in a welterweight feature fight. The preliminary card
immediately precedes the main draw broadcast and streams live on
Santos, 25, advanced to the heavyweight semifinals by default after
taking an Eric
Prindle axe kick directly to the cup one month ago at Bellator
75. That outcome was bizarrely similar to Santos’ first clash with
the American in the Season 5 tournament finals last year, though in
that bout it was the Brazilian who delivered the fight-ending low
blow to a downed Prindle. The resulting no-contest stands as the
lone blemish on Santos’ record in his last six fights.
Hale, 27, returned to the heavyweight division to join the Season 7
tournament after making it to the finals of the Season 4 light
heavyweight draw. “Rare Breed” put forth a superior performance in
his quarterfinal outing against Mike Wessel,
assaulting his heavier foe with a barrage of punches that finished
the fight in just 1:19.
Bellator 75 Weigh-In Results
Santos (265) vs. Richard
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Richman (145.2) vs. Shahbulat
Lima (179.4) vs. Jacob Ortiz
Ford (169.8) vs. Kyle Baker
Carpenter (236.6) vs. Josh Appelt
Carson (155.6) vs. Guillaume
Franck (172.2) vs. Marcus
Starcencov (260.2) vs. Vitaly
Pulsifer (155.4) vs. Magomedrasul
Demian Maia will return to the Octagon next month.
Maia will square off against Mike Pyle in a welterweight contest at UFC Fight Night 49 at the BOK Center in Tulsa, Okla. on Aug. 23, according to UFC officials Tuesday night.
The Brazilian jiu-jitsu specialist has won three of his past five fights, including a unanimous decision win over Alexander Yakovlev at TUF: Brazil 3 on May 31.
Pyle has won four of his past five fights, including a third-round TKO of T.J. Waldburger at UFC 170 on Feb. 22.
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