The final tournament of Bellator’s forth season gets underway this Saturday from the Harrah’s Casino Tunica Event Center in Robinsonville, Mississippi. Bellator 38 will see the quarterfinal round of the promotions inaugural light heavyweight tournament with eight fighters looking to be crowned the Bellator light heavyweight champion.
Bellator 38 will have four main card bouts shown live on MTV2, along with five local feature fights (undercard) for a total of nine fights.
Similar to last week’s featherweight tournament quarterfinals, the light heavyweight field doesn’t sport many household names. There is a “Gracie” in the field and the matchup Bellator put together should offer up some really competitive fights for the fans.
After the quarterfinals take place at Bellator 38 the remainder of the season events will be a mixture of tournament bouts and non tournament bout during the televised portions on the cards. The card for Bellator 38 is a tough one to call but we did our research, number crunching and coin flipping to give you all our predictions for the card.
Main Card Light Heavyweight Quarterfinals
Tim Carpenter vs. Daniel Gracie – Daniel Gracie
D.J. Linderman vs. Raphael Davis – Raphael Davis
Richard Hale vs. Nik Fekete – Nik Fekete
Chris Davis vs. Christian M’Pumbu – Chris Davis
Local Feature Fights
265 lbs.: Blagoi Ivanov vs. John Brown – Blagoi Ivanov
145 lbs.: Jimmy Van Horn vs. Austin Lyons – Austin Lyons
TBD bout: Jake Underwood vs. Tim Galluzzi – Jake Underwood
205 lbs.: Brian Albin vs. Cody Donovan – Cody Donovan
185 lbs.: Amaechi Oselukwue vs. Abe Wilson – Abe Wilson