MMA fans, Bellator season 2 starts tonight

8 04 2010


The second season of Bellator Fighting Championships starts tonight, with the debut of UFC Veteran and Sports illustrated cover boy Roger Huerta. Tonight’s main card features two lightweight and two featherweight first round fights:

  • Roger Huerta vs. Chad Hinton (lightweight tourney first round)
  • Eric Marriott vs. Joe Warren (featherweight tourney first round)
  • Georgi Karakhanyan vs. Bao Quach (featherweight tourney first round)
  • Joe Duarte vs. Carey Vanier (lightweight tourney first round)

The pay scale for this tournament is

  • 1st round:$10000 for showing/ $10000 for winning
  • 2nd round:$15000 for showing/ $15000 for winning
  • final round: $25000 for showing/ $25000 for winning

It’s this pay bracket, and the exposure on fox sports net that lured Roger Huerta away from the UFC. I think the fact that he was on a two fight losing streak might have had something to do with that as well. Bellator will be a step down in competition and will allow him to use his refined kickboxing skills he learnt in Thailand earlier this year. The winner of the Tournament will earn $100000 in total as well as a title shot against the division champion.