The day after announcing that Bellator 70 will be the event that the heavyweight title fight between champion Cole Konrad and Eric Prindle was postponed to, Bellator officials have announced the city and venue. Bellator 70, the sixth season’s finale, will take place at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, Louisiana on May 25th.
This will be the second consecutive event to be held in Louisiana, as Bellator 69 will take place in Lake Charles the week prior. It will be the 10th event to take place in “The Bayou State”, and second in New Orleans (Bellator 28) overall.
The main event will be for the Bellator heavyweight championship, as champion Cole Konrad (8-0) is set to take on challenger Eric Prindle (7-1). The matchup was originally scheduled for Bellator 65, which takes place this Friday, but Bellator had to postpone the bout due to a hand injury suffered by Prindle.
Also taking place at the event will be the middleweight tournament final. The semi-finals will take place at Bellator 66, with the winners of the two matchups between Brian Rogers and Bruno Santos, along with Vyacheslav Vasilevsky and Maiquel Falcao, advancing to the finals.
Former UFC fighter Rich Clementi, who hails from Louisiana, is also expected to be featured at the event. He fought at the last Bellator event to take place in New Orleans, losing a lightweight tournament qualifier match at Bellator 28 to Carey Vanier. His opponent for Bellator 70 has yet to be announced.
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