Prindle vs. Santos Rematch, Middleweight Tourney Pairings Announced for ‘Bellator 61’

Written by Tom Ngo
January 27th, 2012

Bellator Poster 61

“Bellator 61” takes place March 16th inside Horseshoe Riverdome in Bossier City, Louisiana. The show features a rematch between between Eric Prindle and Thiago Santos, as well as the opening round of Bellator’s Middleweight Tournament.

“Louisiana’s been an amazing home to Bellator. Our last two Louisiana events we’re spectacular sell outs, so bringing Bellator to Bossier City was an easy decision to make,” said Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney. “This Prindle-Santos fight has war written all over it and both of these guys have taken this huge fight very personally. March 16 should be a great night.”

Prindle and Santos met this past November in the Finals of Bellator’s Heavyweight tourney. Their 265-pound affair was declared a no contest after Santos delivered an accidental illegal blow to his opponent’s groin, which put Prindle out of commission.

The two will determine who gets next dibs at Cole Konrad’s heavyweight crown.

MTV2 broadcasts the card’s main bouts starting at 8PM ET/PT.

Here is the event’s current roster:

Middleweight Tournament:

Giva Santana vs. Bruno Santos

Vyacheslav Vasilevsky vs. Victor O’ Donnell

Brian Rogers vs. Vitor Vianna

Maiquel Falcao vs. Norman Paraisy

Heavyweight Finals:

Eric Prindle vs. Thiago Santos

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