Bellator’s Season 5 Preview Show Airing on MTV2 and all this week

September 8, 2011 8:30 am by Pedro Carrasco

Before Bellator Fighting Championships kicks off its talent-laden fifth season this Saturday at 9 p.m. EST, MTV2 and are airing a Season 5 preview special that gives an in-depth look at the promotion’s upcoming welterweight, middleweight, bantamweight and heavyweight tournaments and uncovers the stories behind these world-class athletes competing for their shot at the title.

The preview special is scheduled to air three times on MTV2 before Saturday’s season opener from Caesars in Atlantic City, N.J.:

Wednesday, September 07- 2:30 p.m. EST on MTV2

Friday, September 09- 2:30 a.m. EST on MTV2

Saturday, September 10- 8:30 p.m. EST on MTV2

The Season 5 preview show can also be viewed on, which will also stream LIVE undercard fights throughout the 12-week season. The video can be seen here: BELLATOR SHOW

Bellator’s fifth season will feature tournaments in the welterweight, middleweight, bantamweight and heavyweight divisions, a number of championship fights and a host of special feature fights. The full list of tournament matchups can be found below.

Welterweights (Sept. 10 – Caesar’s / Atlantic City, N.J.)
Douglas Lima vs. Steve Carl
Dan Hornbuckle vs. Luis Santos
Ben Saunders vs. Chris Cisneros
Brent Weedman vs. Chris Lozano

Middleweights (Sept. 17 – Seminole Hard Rock / Hollywood, Fla)
Bryan Baker vs. Jared Hess
Alexander Shlemenko vs. Zelg Galesic
Vitor Vianna vs. Sam Alvey
Brian Rogers vs. Victor O’Donnell

Bantamweights (Sept. 24 – Canton Civic Center / Canton, Ohio)
Joe Warren vs. Alexis Vila
Eduardo Dantas vs. Wilson Reis
Ed West vs. Luiz Nogueira
Marcos Galvao vs. Chase Beebe

Heavyweights (Oct. 1 – L’Auberge du Lac / Lake Charles, La.)
Mark Holata vs. Ron Sparks
Neil Grove vs. Mike Hayes
Blagoi Ivanov vs. Thiago Santos
Eric Prindle vs. Abe Wagner

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