During Thursday’s edition of Spike TV’s “MMA Uncensored Live,” Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney announced heavyweight champion Cole Konrad (Pictured) will defend his title against Eric Prindle at “Bellator 65.”
Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey will host the April 13th showdown.
Konrad hasn’t been seen since August when he took a unanimous decision victory over Paul Buentello. Prior to that non-title scrap, the 265-pounder ran through Bellator’s Season 3 tournament to capture the promotion’s inaugural heavyweight crown.
Prindle secured his title shot by default after fellow Season 5 finalist Thiago Santos failed to make weight for last week’s matchup. Prindle and Santos originally met this past November in the finals of the Season 5 tourney, but their scrap was declared a no contest after Santos delivered an accidental illegal blow to his opponent’s groin.
MTV2 will broadcast the card’s main bouts at 8PM ET/PT.
Here are the athletes expected to appear in the show:
Tim Carpenter vs. Ricardo Romero
Duane Bastress vs. Pino Cruz
Lyman Good vs. LeVon Maynard (Welterweight Tournament Qualifier)
Eduardo Dantas vs. Zach Makovsky (Bellator Bantamweight Champion)
Eric Prindle vs. Cole Konrad (Bellator Heavyweight Champion)