Posted by GameSetMatch on 20th May 2010
Bellator, latin for ‘warrior’, is the name of the nationally-based MMA promotion making a visit to the Dallas-Fort Worth area on the evening of May 20. They differ from the UFC and Strikeforce in that they have implemented a tournament-style system for their fight cards that fans can follow for an entire “season.”
Currently in season two, the organization is focusing on four weight divisions — Featherweight, Lightweight, Welterweight, and Middleweight. The season which started in April, showcases events each week in different cities as fighters progress through the tournament with the finals occurring at the end of June.
Bellator 19 will take place in Grand Prairie and serve as the semi-finals for the welterweight division.
Former Olympian Ben Askren will face Ryan Thomas. And Dan Hornbuckle, tagged as the favorite by many, takes on a member of the U.S. Army in Steve Carl.
Click here to read the full article – By Andrew Plante of ESPN.com