Bellator 121 marks the beginning of Bellator’s 2014 Summer Series. An event that will be held at the WinStar World Casino & Resort in Thackerville, Oklahoma on Friday, June 6th.
The event is headlined by a Summer Series light heavyweight tournament quarterfinal bout between Austin Heidlage (7-0) and Philipe Lins (8-0).
And a featured heavyweight bout featuring the debut of James “The Colossus” Thompson (19-14), against former tournament finalist and title challenger, Eric Prindle (8-5).
“A real good fight, it’s the most extreme fighting by a lot, so we’re going to go out there and have a good fight,” Prindle said.
Meanwhile, Thompson doesn’t see this fight between two big heavyweights going out of the first round, “To be honest no. I thought I was going to be fighting a lightweight,” Thompson joked.
Also featured on the card is the Bellator debut of newly signed “The African Assassin” Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou (14-12), taking on Terry Davinney (10-6).
“It’s not going to be me going to sleep, that’s for sure,” Sokoudjou told Jimmy Smith.
“Never heard of him,” Davinney said of his opponent.
Completing the 4-fight main card airing on Spike TV, is another Bellator summer series Light Heavyweight tournament quarterfinal bout, Carlos Eduardo (11-3) against Egidijus Valavicius (26-10).
The fighters made their weigh onto the scale on Thursday at the same venue that holds Friday night’s event, to weigh-in for Bellator 121.
Bellator 121 Weigh-In Results:
Main Card (9 PM EST, Spike TV)
- Light Heavyweight tournament quarterfinal: Austin Heidlage (205.7) vs. Philipe Lins (205.7)
- Eric Prindle (264.8) vs. James Thompson (260.3)
- Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou (204.8) vs. Terry Davinney (205.8)
- Light Heavyweight tournament quarterfinal: Egidijus Valavicius (203.6) vs. Carlos Eduardo (205.2)
Preliminary Card (7 PM EST, Spike.com)
- Stephen Banaszak (145.9) vs. Treston Thomison (145.9)
- Joe Vedepo (185.6) vs. Cortez Coleman (185.7)
- Light Heavyweight tournament quarter final: Rodney Wallace (205.9) vs. Kelly Anundson (206)**
- Jamelle Jones (205.8) vs. Ray Sloan (202.4)
- 190lb catchweight bout: Bubba McDaniel (189.8) vs. Matt Jones (188.4)
- 140 lb catchweight bout: Steve Garcia (139.2) vs. Cody Walker (140)*
- William Florentino (170.8) vs. Guillermo Ayme (168)
*Cody Walker made the 140lb limit on his 2nd attempt
**Kelly Anundson made 206 on his 2nd attempt