Fightlinker is kinda notorious for its lack of Bellator coverage, but maybe now that a few more “writers” are on hand, Winnebago Boy’s promotion will get a little more love (and hate). The Welterweight Tournament has shaped up nicely, with some serious known and relatively unknown talent vying for a shot at Ben Askren’s belt.
The officially rumored matchups are:
Does Lyman Good still have what it takes to compete? He was out of competition for almost a year and a half after ripping his entire chest muscle off the bone before he lost his title to Season 2 Tourny winner Ben Askren back in October of last year. How much his injury/layoff played into his utterly dominating loss to the Perma-Sloth remains to be seen.
The tournament is slated to kick off with Bellator 35, airing on MTV2 on March 5th.
*some awesome fight videos after the jump!*
Rick Hawn vs. Levon Maynard (Bellator 33)