“I’m going to beat you so bad you’ll look like you were in a car wreck. Then I’m going to drag you over to the driver’s seat and run away into the night.”
With their featherweight tourney already underway, Bellator would like to remind you that they’ve got some big boys that can throw down too. Two fights have been announced for their upcoming Bellator 48 card, going down on August 20th.
One of MMA’s most tortured souls, Ricco Rodriguez, will return to the spotlight against Seth Petruzelli in a catchweight bout of 230lbs. Rodriguez, you may recall, picked up his 11th straight victory over TUF alum James McSweeney at Bamma 5 before suffering a TKO loss (arrest) to the Ahwatukee Police Department last month. Petruzelli recently righted his ship with a victory over Dave Mewborn at WEF 46. Prior to that win, he lost two in a row before being cut by the UFC.
Also slated for the card is the rescheduled bout between Cole Konrad and Paul Buentello. This fight was originally scheduled for Bellator 42, but a back injury forced “The Head Hunter” from the event. Fully recovered, he’ll finally get to lock horns with the impossibly boring Bellator Season 5 champion. There’s no doubt that Konrad will be looking for takedowns early and often, but the question remains: is it because he fears Buentello, or because he fears the consequences?