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Lyman Good vs Rick Hawn Scheduled for Bellator 39

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Lyman Good

11-1-0 MMA/ 4-1 Bellator

– 5 TKO, 1 Sub, 5 Decision Victories

– Notable Wins: Chris Lozano, Jorge Ortiz, Omar de la Cruz

Rick Hawn

– 10-0-0 MMA/ 2-0 Bellator Record

– 7 TKO, 3 Decision Victories

– Notable Wins: Shonie Carter, LeVon Maynard, Jim Wallhead

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The semi-final match-ups in Bellator’s season four welterweight tournament have already been announced. Former champion, Lyman Good meets Olympic judoka Rick Hawn at Bellator 39. The event takes place on April 2nd at the Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Connecticut. A lightweight title fight between Eddie Alvarez and Pat Curran serves as the main event of the evening.

Lyman Good was impressive in his return to the cage, since losing his title to Ben Askren in October of last year. He easily out-struck Chris Lozano for three rounds earning the one-sided unanimous decision victory. Good became Bellator’s first 170-pound champion after winning season one’s tournament, defeating Hector Urbina, Jorge Ortiz, and Omar de la Cruz.

Rick Hawn was able to keep his undefeated record intact and more importantly advance in the tournament following his victory over Jim Wallhead on Saturday. The fight mainly took place on the feet even though both fighters have judo backgrounds. Hawn showed much improved boxing skills, which earned him the unanimous decision from the judges. The win was Hawn’s tenth victory in a row and his second under the Bellator banner.

The other semifinal match-up pairs Jay Hieron against Brett Weedman, but will likely take place at a later date due to the facial laceration Weedman suffered in his quarterfinal bout with Dan Hornbuckle.

 
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Posted by on March 7, 2011 in Bellator, News

 

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Ben Saunders vs Matt Lee Added to Bellator 39

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Ben Saunders

– 9-3-2 MMA/ Bellator Debut

– Lost 2 0f last 3 Fights

– Notable Wins: Marcus Davis, Brandon Wolff, Ryan Thomas

Matt Lee

– 13-9-1 MMA/ 0-1 Bellator Record

– Lost 2 of last 3 Fights

– Notable Wins: Ashe Bowman

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UFC veteran, Ben Saunders is booked to face Matt Lee for his promotional debut at Bellator 39. The event takes place on April 2nd at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut. A lightweight title fight between Eddie Alvarez and Pat Curran serves as the main event of the evening.

Ben Saunders was released from the UFC following back-to-back losses against Jon Fitch and Dennis Hallman. Last November he got back on the right track with a victory over Elijah Harshbarger at a World Extreme Fighting event. Saunders will always be remembered for the beat down he put on Brandon Wolff with vicious knees from the thai clinch, leaving a grapefruit-sized lump on Wolff’s forehead.

Matt Lee returns to the Bellator Fighting Championships for the second time in his career. He lost to Ryan Quinn by unanimous decision at Bellator 15 in April of last year. Lee returned to the win column with a second round TKO stoppage victory over Brett Oteri at Moosin: God of Martial Arts event.

 
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Posted by on March 2, 2011 in Bellator, News

 

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Eddie Alvarez vs Pat Curran Headlines Bellator 39

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Eddie Alvarez

– 21-2-0 MMA/ 5-0 Bellator Record

– 6 Fight Win Streak

– Notable Wins: Roger Huerta, Tatsuya Kawajiri, Joachim Hansen

Pat Curran

– 13-3-0 MMA/ 3-0 Bellator Record

– 4 Fight Win Streak

– Notable Wins: Roger Huerta, Toby Imada,  Mike Ricci

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A lightweight title fight between Eddie Alvarez and Pat Curran will headline Bellator 39. The event takes place on April 2nd at the Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Connecticut. This fight was supposed to take place last season, but an injury to Curran forced him to withdraw from the fight.

Eddie Alvarez is considered to be one of the most-feared strikers in the 155-pound division, but five out of his last six victories have come by way of submission. He became the Bellator’s first lightweight champion by winning season one’s tournament, defeating Greg Loughran, Eric Reynolds, and Toby Imada. Alvarez has since won two “super fights” over Josh Neer and Roger Huerta, but they were both non-title fights.

Pat Curran earned a shot at Bellator gold by winning season two’s lightweight tournament. He meet Mike Ricci in the quarterfinals, earning a stunning knockout victory over the Tristar Vale Tudo product. Curran then went on to upset heavy favorite Roger Huerta with a unanimous decision victory, and earned a spot against Toby Imada in the finals. Although many people thought Imada did enough to win a close decision, the judes gave Curran the split decision victory.

 
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Posted by on February 18, 2011 in Bellator, News

 

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