Bellator 40 Fight Card: Finalized With Seven Bouts

J. Hieron

Bellator welterweight Jay Hieron

Bellator rounds out Saturday’s card with seven contests

Bellator 40 is now complete with the announcement of seven match ups.

The promotion revealed the fight card earlier today, just one day prior to the April 9 event.

The main card, which will broadcast live on MTV2 features a welterweight non-title contest between champion Ben Askren and MMA veteran Nick Thompson. Also on the card, Jay Hieron takes on Brent Weedman in the semi-finals of this season’s 170 lb. tournament, while Michael Chandler and Lloyd Woodard compete in the semi-finals of the lightweight tournament. Four preliminary card bouts have also been added.

A featherweight bout between Ronnie Mann and Josh Arocho were originally expected to meet on the main card, but the former’s traveling issues forced the cancellation of the tilt.

The full card for Saturday’s event, set for Newkirk, Oklahoma, can be found below:

Main Card
Ben Askren vs. Nick Thompson
Jay Hieron vs. Brent Weedman in 170 lb. tournament semi-final
Michael Chandler vs. Lloyd Woodard in 155 lb. tournament semi-final

Preliminary Card
Nate James vs. Tyler Stinson
Josh Burns vs. Eric Prindle
David Rickles vs. Dylan Smith
Cody Carrillo vs. Michael Osborn

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