‘Bellator 70’ Hosts Konrad vs. Prindle and Middleweight Tourney Finals

Written by Tom Ngo
April 11th, 2012

Bellator Cole Konrad

Assuming everything goes according to plan, and we all know what could happen when you AssUMe things, Cole Konrad (Pictured) will defend his heavyweight crown against Eric Prindle at “Bellator 70.”

“I’m really excited to get back into the cage,” Konrad said. “This fight has been a long time coming. Eric is a really good standup fighter, and I have a lot of respect for him. I know what he can do standing up, so I’m not going to deviate from anything that has made me successful in the past.”

The 265-pounders were expected to collide this Friday at “Bellator 65,” but a hand injury forced Prindle to postpone their shootout.

“I’m just ready to get into the cage and end this,” Prindle said. “I want to become a champion, and this is my time to do that.”

Prindle met Thiago Santos this past November in the finals of Bellator’s Heavyweight Tournament. Their fight was declared a no contest after Santos delivered an accidental illegal blow to his opponent’s groin, which put Prindle out of commission.

They were slated to rematch at Bellator 61, but Prindle had to withdraw at the 11th hour with flu-like symptoms. One week later, Santos missed weight by 11 astonishing pounds and Bellator decided to anoint Prindle as their Season 5 tourney winner.

All the while, Konrad has been riding the pine awaiting his next assignment since posting a unanimous decision victory over Paul Buentello in a non-title affair this past August.

In addition to the heavyweight scrap, the card will also feature the finals of Bellator’s Season 6 Middleweight Tournament.

Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, Louisiana hosts the May 25th festivities.

MTV2 will broadcast the main card at 8PM ET/PT.

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