Date: Mar 16, 2012
Location: Bossier City, Louisiana
Venue: Horseshoe Riverdome
Broadcast: MTV2 and Spike.com
MAIN CARD (MTV2)
Maiquel Falcao vs. Norman Paraisy (middleweight-tourney opening round)
Brian Rogers vs. Vitor Vianna (middleweight-tourney opening round)
Vyacheslav Vasilevsky vs. Victor O'Donnell (middleweight-tourney opening round)
Giva Santana vs. Bruno Santos (middleweight-tourney opening round)
PRELIMINARY CARD (Spike.com)
Quaint Kempf vs. Josh Quayhagen
Trey Houston vs. Jeremiah Riggs
Derrick Krantz vs. Eric Scallan
Derek Campos vs. Patrick Cenoble
Jeremy Myers vs. Jason Sampson
The fight card is set for next week's Bellator 61 event.
The event features the opening round of the season-six middleweight tournament, as well as a season-five heavyweight-tourney rematch between Eric Prindle and Thiago Santos. Five bouts also are slated for the prelims.
Bellator 61 takes place March 16 at the Horseshoe Riverdome in Bossier City, La.
The night's main card airs on MTV2 (and in high-definition on EPIX), and prelims stream on Spike.com.
In the night's featured preliminary-card fight, local lightweight Josh Quayhagen (2-0 MMA, 1-0 BFC) takes on Shark Fights vet Quaint Kempf (4-2 MMA, 0-0 BFC). Quayhagen made a splash in his pro-MMA debut when he scored a unanimous-decision victory over kickboxer Cosmo Alexandre at Bellator 52 in October.
In other action, undefeated middleweight and former XFL and Strikeforce fighter Trey Houston (8-0 MMA, 0-0 BFC) meets Jeremiah Riggs (7-5 MMA, 1-0 BFC), a fighter on "The Ultimate Fighter 7" and "WWE Tough Enough" cast member whose current five-fight win streak included a decision victory over Mike Fleniken at Bellator 30.
Other bouts include welterweights Derrick Krantz (10-5 MMA, 0-0 BFC) vs. Eric Scallan (10-3 MMA, 0-0 BFC), lightweights Derek Campos (9-2 MMA, 0-0 BFC) vs. Patrick Cenoble (8-1 MMA, 0-0 BFC), and bantamweight Jeremy Myers (3-3 MMA, 0-0 BFC) vs. Jason Sampson (8-1 MMA, 0-0 BFC).