Just days after former Bellator Welterweight Champion “Cyborg” Lyman Good (11-1) and Olympian Judoka Rick Hawn (10-0) claimed decision victories over their opponents and continued on to the Bellator Season 4 Welterweight Tournament semi-finals, Bellator announced that the two victors will face each other to determine who moves on to the finals and takes on the winner of “The Thoroughbred” Jay Hieron (17-4) and (18-5) Brent Weedman. Weedman was suspended for 60 days or until he is cleared by a physician due to the cut he received on his left eyebrow in his bout with “The Handler” Dan Hornbuckle (18-4) thus the Hieron vs. Weedman bout is rumored to take place in late April or early May to provide Weedman with ample time to heal. Good and Hawn will experience no such delay though and will step in to settle their business with one another much sooner. Bellator Lightweight Champion Eddie Alvarez (19-2) makes his first title defense against Season 2 winner Pat Curran (12-3) as the main event of Bellator 39, where Good and Hawn will most likely serve as the co-main event.
Out with the old and in with the new? Probably not, but the “new” are coming whether the “old” like it or not. The thirteenth installment of the UFC’s hit Spike TV reality series The Ultimate Fighter has revealed the featured fighters of its upcoming welterweights-only cast. Opposing coaches in former UFC Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar (5-2) and Team Nogueira fighter “Cigano” Junior Dos Santos (12-1), who themselves will face off at UFC 131 on June 11 in attempt to claim the title of top heavyweight contender and get the next shot at reigning heavyweight king Cain Velasquez’s (9-0) belt, lead the 14 UFC hopefuls through the six-week TUF journey.