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Bellator 62 weigh-in results, Santos overweight, Prindle wins heavyweight tournament

Last week Eric Prindle forced out of a planned rematch with Thiago Santos at Bellator 61 due to illness. The fight, to determine the next challenger for champion Cole Konrad, was pushed back to this week’s event in Laredo, Texas. However, the Brazilian Santos came in more than 12 pounds heavy and Prindle was awarded the tournament crown.

Also scratched from the card was a preliminary bout between Cosmo Alexander and Oscar de la Parra, but the reason for its removal was not revealed.

Bellator 62 will take place from the Laredo Energy Arena. The main card airs on MTV2 while the night’s undercard will stream on Spike.com. The event features the opening round of the season-six lightweight tournament.

MTV2 Main Card

Eric Prindle (265.2) vs. Thiago Santos (277.8)*
Patricky “Pitbull” Freire (155.6) vs. Lloyd Woodard (154.8) – lightweight-tourney bout
Rick Hawn (155.6) vs. Ricardo Tirloni (155.2) – lightweight-tourney bout
Thiago Michel (154.8) vs. Rene Nazare (155.8) – lightweight-tourney bout
J.J. Ambrose (155) vs. Brent Weedman (155.8) – lightweight-tourney bout
Spike.com Undercard

Sonny Luque (162.2) vs. Luis Vega (158.6)
Steven Peterson (145.2) vs. Chris Jones (145.8)
Joseph Daily (173.2) vs. Sean Spencer (170)
Dave Jansen (155.8) vs. Jacob Kirwan (155.4)
Douglas Frey (145.6) vs. Rad Martinez (145.8)
* – Fight was scratched and Prindle was given the season-five heavyweight tournament crown

Four welterweight bouts added to UFC on FX 4

The UFC’s June 22, Atlantic City card has added a number of new match-ups in the 170-pound division.

Veteran Dan Miller will drop to the weight class to take on Ricardo Funch in Miller’s home state of New Jersey. Rick Story faces TUF alum Rich Attonito, Matt Riddle meets Brazilian Luis Ramos and Brian Ebersole battles submission ace T.J. Waldburger.

The event will take place from the at Revel Casino. The main card is slated for FX while the preliminary card will be shown on Fuel TV.

Source: UFC

Jordan Smith replaces Brian Foster in Bellator’s Season-Six Welterweight Tourney

Former UFC welterweight competitor Brian Foster was not medically cleared by the Mohegan Sun Commission and is out of a planned opening round welterweight tournament bout with David Rickels.

In his place will be Bellator newcomer Jordan Smith. The Black House MMA fighter carries a record of 16-2-1, including a recent when over former UFC combatant  Karo Parisyan.

Bellator 63 takes place next Friday, March 30 from the Mohegan Sun Arena in Connecticut. It features the Smith-Rickels bout as well as three other opening-round tournament bouts. The main card will air on MTV2 and the undercard is expected to stream on Spike.com.

Bernardo Magalhaes meets Henry Martinez at UFC on FX 3

Lightweight Bernardo Magalhaes will face Henry Martinez on June 8 according to the Australia-based Brazilian’s Twitter account.

June 8 is the scheduled date for UFC on FX 3. The event’s location is expected to be determined by the Harley-Davidson Hometown Throwdown promotion.

Both fighters made their UFC debuts in February, but both fell short on the judges’ scorecards, Magalhaes to Tim Means and Martinez to Matthew Riddle.

Source: Twitter

Justin.tv wins partial dismissal of UFC lawsuit

Justin.tv, the online live video streaming service, won a partial dismissal of a lawsuit brought against them by UFC parent company Zuffa, LLC.

The promotion claimed the website illegally broadcast UFC 121 in October of 2010.

Justin.tv filed a motion to dismiss Zuffa’s trademark and the court found Zuffa can’t use trademark law to go after copyright violations, except what is ‘inherent to the broadcast’. Zuffa argued Justin.tv was liable for trademark violations because items like UFC logos were featured on the broadcasts without express contest of Zuffa. The court disagreed with part of Zuffa’s claims. They noted were Zuffa granted the claims they were arguing for related to those matters inherent to the broadcast, “Zuffa would possess a mutant-copyright or perpetual copyright because nobody would ever be able to copy the video and display it regardless of whether the copyright had entered the public domain.”

Those trademark claims dealing with matters not inherent to the broadcast as well as copyright claims still have to be addressed by the court. There is no time frame regarding when they will be adjudicated.

Source: MMA Fighting

Photo: Eric Prindle (L) works for the finish (Sherdog)

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