Bellator will return to action live from New Jersey at Caesar’s Atlantic City for Bellator 74. The event will be headlined by the opening round of the welterweight tournament, with the winner getting $100,000 and a shot at champion Ben Askren. The tournament was finalized today as all fighters made weight for the MTV2 aired card.
One item of note, fighter Jeff Smith failed his medicals prior to the weigh-ins and replacement Matt McCook was still en route during weigh-ins. McCook will weigh-in tonight for a bout with Alexandre “Popo” Bezerra. Terms of the bout have not been announced as of this post, so it is unclear what the weight requirement will be.
Main Card (MTV2)
- Welterweight Quarterfinal: Lyman Good (170.2) vs. Jim Wallhead (169.8)
- Welterweight Quarterfinal: Nordine Taleb (170.8) vs. Marius Zaromskis (170.8)
- Welterweight Quarterfinal: Michail Tsarev (171) vs. Tim Welch (170.4)
- Welterweight Quarterfinal: Andrey Koreshkov (170.8) vs. Jordan Smith (169.8)
Preliminary Card (Spike.com)
- Alexandre “Popo” Bezerra () vs. Matt McCook ()*
- Casey Johnson (144.6) vs. Will Martinez (144.6)
- Munah Holland (125.8) vs. Michelle Ould (123.8)
- Derrick Kennington (154.2) vs. Phillipe Nover (156)
- Jay Haas (145.6) vs. Brylan Van Artsdalen (145.4)
- Kenny Foster (135.8) vs. Claudio Ledesma (134.8)
* – weigh-in was not part of the scheduled weigh-ins, will take place later tonight