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Heavyweight semifinalists emerge at Bellator 52

The latest Bellator tournament took to the airwaves in the form of tonight’s heavyweight affair featuring eight “big boys” vying for an opportunity to take on undefeated champion Cole Konrad and earn a $100,000 payday in the process.

Bellator 52 unfolded in Lake Charles, Louisiana and entertained from start to finish with the quarterfinal fights resulting in two convincing finishes and two highly-competitive bouts.

Moving on to the next round of the Season 5 tournament were Ron Sparks, Eric Prindle, Blagoi Ivanov, and Mike Hayes.

Read below for a more-detailed list of Bellator 52 results thus far:

Matt Van Buren def. Nick Nichols via TKO Round 2 (Strikes)
Justin Frazier def. Liron Wilson via TKO Round 1 (Strikes)
Josh Quayhagen def. Cosmo Alexander via Unanimous Decision
Bryan Goldsby def. Genair da Silva via Submission Round 1 (Brabo Choke)
Ron Sparks def. Mark Holata via Knockout Round 1 (Strikes)
Eric Prindle def. Abe Wagner via Unanimous Decision
Blagoi Ivanov def. Zak Jensen via Technical Submission Round 2 (Guillotine Choke)
Mike Hayes def. Neil Grove via Split Decision

PHOTO CREDIT – BELLATOR

4 COMMENTS
  • Dufresne says:

    Pretty decent night of fights. Sadly my DVR cut out halfway through the 3rd round of the main event, so I missed the upset split decision being anounced. I had the fight scored one round a piece going into the third, and I had Hayes winning the first half of the third, but it cut out right as Grove started to actually work so I wasn’t sure how the rest of the round went.

    Ivanov impressed the hell out of me in his fight, he’s a tough draw for any of the guys left in the tourny.
    Sparks has nasty power, but I’m curious how well he’ll do in a longer match.
    Prindle didn’t do a ton to impress me but with his size and size he’ll be a handful for anyone, even considering how big the rest of the guys in the field are.

  • Guthookd says:

    Even though I want BFC to be successful, it’s hard to be excited for this shit.

    Grove was our only hope against Konrad and sadly his ground game looks to have improved very little – not that it mattered!

    I think Ivanov takes this, then looses to Konrad the way we all know he will.

  • Guthookd says:

    I so want Abe Wagner to be good. Damn it.

  • MCM says:

    thumbs up Guthookd.

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