Yes, they are big. But despite their size, Bellator heavyweights just can’t get out of Bjorn Rebney’s way. After postponing the Eric Prindle and Thiago Santos rematch from Bellator 61 to a week later at Bellator 62, the rematch was canceled after Santos failed to make weight. Prindle was named winner of the tournament, earning a title shot this Friday against champion Cole Konrad at Bellator 65. Now Rebney is again forced to postpone a heavyweight matchup, as Prindle has suffered a hand injury. The matchup will now take place at Bellator 70.
Prindle posted the news on his twitter account, stating “my fight is may 25”, which is the date for the yet-to-be announced Bellator 70 event.
Konrad has not fought since August 2011, defeating Paul Buentello in a non-title bout. Since winning the Bellator title over Neil Grove in October 2010, Konrad has yet to defend his belt. The Team DeathClutch member showed off much improved striking in his matchup with the former UFC fighter in Buentello, as he dominated him on the feet to win the three round decision.
Bellator 65 will be headlined by a bantamweight title matchup between champion Zach “Fun Size” Makovsky and challenger Eduardo Dantas. The event takes place this Friday at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City.