“Bellator 50″ Features Rad Martinez’s Promotional Debut and Middleweight Tournament

Written by 5thRound.com Staff
August 12th, 2011

Bellator Rad Martinez

Bellator Fighting Championships returns to The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida on September 17th. “Bellator 50” will showcase Rad Martinez’s (Pictured) highly anticipated promotional debut, as well as four Middleweight Tournament quarterfinal fights.

Martinez’s inspirational story won fans over when the middleweight was featured in an ESPN “Outside the Lines” segment earlier this summer. He will face Brian Van Hoven in one of eight preliminary bouts.

The night will be headlined by the opening round of the organization’s Season Five Middleweight tourney.

Tickets for the event are on sale now at Bellator.com and Ticketmaster.com.

The main card will air on MTV2 at 9PM ET/PT.

Here are the athletes participating in the show:

Preliminary Bouts:

Robert Goodridge vs. James Reese

Marcelo Goncalves vs. Dietter Navarro

Valdir Araujo vs. Ryan Hodge

Shah Bobonis vs. Marcos da Matta

John Kelly vs. Cristiano Souza

Ailton Barbosa vs. Ryan Keenan

Edson Berto vs. Luis Palomino

Rad Martinez vs. Brian Van Hoven

Main Bouts:

Middleweight Tournament Quarterfinals (1stRound):

Bryan Baker vs. Jared Hess

Zelg Galesic vs. Alexander Shlemenko

Sam Alvey vs. Vitor Vianna

Victor O’Donnell vs. Brian Rogers

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