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An Early Glimpse on Bellator Season 4

Written on January 18, 2011 by John Paul Vill

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Bellator Season 4 is not due any time soon, but to entice you more, FightingInsider gives you a glimpse on what to expect for the 4th season of the tournament.

The season four of is not due for another two months, but let’s time travel to see what’s inside the tourney.

To start of this season, Bellator shows will finally be airing via live broadcast after the deal was sealed with MTV2. Seasons two and three were telecast live on Fox Sports Net before, but now we’ll be seeing in new home channel.

Welterweight Tournament Almost Complete

Since we’ve heard about tournament participants on the early days of this month and the participants were handed down one by one, the welterweight tournament is partially revealed to the public as of the moment.

Official for the welterweight side are season three finalist Dan Hornbuckle, judo black belt Jim Wallhead, undefeated Chris Lozano, prospect Brent Weedman, 2004 judo Olympian Rick Hawn and former Bellator champion Lyman Good. Expected to complete the tournament is Strikeforce and UFC veteran Jay Hieron and Steve Carl, season three entrant.

Bellator’s New Faces

Here are some of Bellator’s fresh acquisitions: WEC champion “Razor” Rob McCullough, Joe Riggs and PRIDE veteran Daniel Gracie. Poland’s Marcin Held, who at only 18 years old, but has already got a 10-1 pro record. Patricky “Pitbull” Freire, the brother of season three featherweight finalist Patricio “Pitbull” Freire.

The Return of the Old

Titleholders will be defending their titles or take part on a superfight card depending on the challenger’s capability to steal the belt.  The current titleholders are heavyweight Cole Konrad, middleweight Hector Lombard, welterweight Ben Askren, lightweight Eddie Alvarez, featherweight Joe Warren, bantamweight Zach Makovsky and women’s 115-pounder Zoila Frausto. Of the seven titleholders, only Lombard has made a single title defense. Bellator favorites, Toby Imada, Wilson Reis and Georgi Karakhanyan, will also be back. Raphael Davis, 2-0 in Bellator and 10-1 overall, is slated to take part in the light heavyweight tournament.

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