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Videos: Bellator Season 2 Lightweight Tournament Preview


Bellator’s long-awaited second season kicks off this Thursday in Hollywood, Florida, featuring Roger Huerta‘s promotional debut against undefeated Cincinnati native Chad Hinton, and Joe Warren‘s debut against Eric Marriott. To promote the tournament series, Bellator has put together preview shows for each of their four weight classes, which originally aired on Fox Sports Network, but have also been made available on YouTube. The lightweight tourney preview covers such participants as Huerta, Toby Imada, Ferrid Kheder, and Mike Ricci, as well as the reigning champion Eddie Alvarez; part one is above, parts two and three are after the jump. To see the featherweight, welterweight, and middleweight episodes, go here.

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David_Banner- April 5, 2010 at 2:38 pm
I agree Dazed, in order for there to be better market shares for fighters and for them to get out from under the UFCs "If you've got a problem with the way we do business,let us know, and you'll find yourself fighting once a year on a undercard", there has to be options avalible.

Bellator and Strikeforce working together would be huge for MMA. And you are right, it would force the UFC to evolve into something stronger and better in the long run.
CheckHisPee- April 5, 2010 at 1:32 pm
@DazedNConfused: Well put, couldn't agree more.

This tourney should be the bizz-ness, Hornbuckle rocks.

Anyone else only get pt.2 of the preview after the jump?
CheckHisPee- April 5, 2010 at 1:30 pm
@DazedNConfused: Well put, couldn't agree more.

Anyone else only get pt.2 of the preview after the jump?
DazedNConfused- April 5, 2010 at 11:39 am
I think that would be a bad idea. Hopefully Strikeforce and Bellator can learn to work together and build a great rivalry with the UFC.

If the UFC has no real competition it will not reach it's true potential/deliver the best cards.

I really like Bellator and their tournament style competitions, it would be great if the UFC could somehow create a card that would work tournament style. Say a lightweight tourney between Maynard, Edgar, Florian, Gomi, Pearson, Sotiropoulos, Dos Anjos and of course Penn. Of course the fighters could be negotiable, this is just my list. But I would pay 100$ for something like that. I doubt the UFC would consider it based on injuries and such that could occur.
David_Banner- April 5, 2010 at 10:13 am
If Bellator keeps this up, Strikeforce will be but a memory.
surfjafo- April 5, 2010 at 10:06 am
Looking forward to this! Dan Hornbuckle will murder the competition!
failingev0lution- April 5, 2010 at 9:43 am
Hmmm...where did we see the best KOs and best subs of 2009?

WAR Bellator.
Dante- April 5, 2010 at 9:18 am
I'm so fucking stoked for this tourney. Bellator rules.