Bellator Fighting Championships’ has revealed the promotion’s fourth season of fistic festivities will fire up on March 5 in Lemoore, California at the Tachi Palace Hotel & Casino and air on MTV2 at 9:00 PM EST. Though the organization has not yet announced a line-up for the event it will almost certainly feature offerings from at least one of Season 4’s scheduled tournaments.
“With our spectacular partnership with MTV2, MMA fans now have a place to watch Bellator live every Saturday night,” said Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney. “Our fourth season is absolutely loaded with talent, and I can’t wait to get the action started…”
Over the next few months Bellator will crown its first 205-pound champion, as well as provide new top contenders at featherweight, lightweight, and welterweight. While the 155 field still remains a mystery, and the only name presently attached to the light heavyweight tournament thus far is Daniel Gracie, the other divisional groupings are far more defined with all eight participants having already been named.
At 145-pounds, Patricio “Pitbull” Freire, Eric Larkin, Georgi Karakhanyan, Daniel Straus, Wilson Reis, Kenny Foster, Zac George, and Nazareno “Naza” Malegarie will all compete in hopes of eventually facing featherweight champ Joe Warren.
Meanwhile, welterweight fighters Lyman Good, Jay Hieron, Dan Hornbuckle, Rick Hawn, Brent Weedman, Chris Lozano, “Judo” Jim Wallhead, and Steve Carl will mix it up at 170 with the finalist getting a crack at former Olympian, and current Bellator title-holder, Ben Askren.