Lightweight Tournament Pairings Set for ‘Bellator 62’

Written by Tom Ngo
February 2nd, 2012

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“Bellator 62” takes place March 23rd inside Laredo Energy Arena in Laredo, Texas. The show features the opening round of the company’s eight-man Lightweight Tournament.

“Laredo has been on our radar for three years now and I’ve always believed that it could be a spectacular location for a large-scale, nationally and internationally televised Bellator event,” Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney said. “This lightweight field is so loaded with talent and world class competitors that this event should be explosive from start to finish.”

The 155-pound tourney pairings are as follows: Rene Nazare meets Thiago Michel, Brent Weedman battles J.J. Ambrose, Rick Hawn fights Ricardo Tirloni and Patricky Pitbull faces Lloyd Woodard.

The victor of the tournament earns $100,000 paycheck and first dibs at lightweight champion Michael Chandler.

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

Here is the card’s current roster:

Lightweight Tournament

Rene Nazare vs. Thiago Michel

Brent Weedman vs. J.J. Ambrose

Rick Hawn vs. Ricardo Tirloni

Patricky Pitbull vs. Lloyd Woodard

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