The I-X Center in Cleveland, Ohio was the host for tonight’s Bellator 66 and its jam-packed 10 bout fight card. In front of a packed house and airing on MTV2 and Spkie.com Bellator 66 saw four tournament bouts and was headlined by a lightweight rematch between Eddie Alvarez and Shinya Aoki.
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All 20 fighters made weight today for Saturday’s Bellator 66 which takes place inside the I-X Center Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. Thankfully the fighters made stepping onto the scale uneventful, but that didn’t mean their stare downs didn’t get a little interesting.
Bellator Fighting Championship announced today that promotional newcomer Andreas Spang would step into the middleweight tournament semifinal round as a late replacement. Spang is stepping in for the undefeated Brazilian Bruno Santos, who was forced to withdraw from the semifinal bout due to a shoulder injury.
“An overnight sensation” is a saying often used in sports to describe an athlete that has come out of relatively nowhere to bust onto the scene literally overnight. Think Jon Jones after he submitted Jake O’Brien at UFC 100 or Ronda Rousey’s Strikeforce debut against Sarah D’alelio. After the quarterfinal round of the lightweight tournament at Bellator 62, you can add the name Lloyd Woodard to that list.
April will be a month that quiets the spoiled MMA fans who have been whining vicariously through twitter and the forums about not having jam-packed weeks of Mixed Martial Arts goodness. The long absence of Saturday’s without a UFC event will end with two events in the month of April. Between the return of the UFC and the continuation of Bellator’s sixth season there are several top fights to choose from in April.