Three additional preliminary-card bouts are now set for next month's season-opening Bellator 35 event.
As previously reported, a non-title fight between 115-pound champion Zoila Frausto (10-1 MMA, 4-0 BFC) and Karina Hallinan (3-4 MMA, 0-0 BFC) headlines the untelevised portion of the show.
Joining that bout are welterweights Waachiim Spiritwolf (8-7-1 MMA, 0-0 BFC) vs. Jamie Jara (29-8 MMA, 0-0 BFC), featherweights Josh Herrick (6-1 MMA, 0-0 BFC) vs. Brandon Bender (7-0 MMA, 0-0 BFC), and bantamweights Jesus Castro (0-0 MMA, 0-0 BFC) vs. Paul Ruiz (0-0 MMA, 0-0 BFC), MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com
) has confirmed with event sources.
Bellator 35, which kicks off the organization's fourth season, takes place March 5, and the main card airs on MTV2.
The Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino in Lemoore, Calif., plays host. The California venue also is home to Tachi Palace Fights, which assisted in booking the night's preliminary card.
Spiritwolf, a Strikeforce and KOTC vet, looks for his first win in four fights following a pair of losses and a recent no-contest (due to an eyepoke suffered in a Strikeforce Challengers 12 bout with Marius Zaromskis). He now meets Jara, a nine-year vet and longtime Gladiator Challenge fighter who saw an eight-fight win streak come to an end with a first-round knockout to Jay Silva at Tachi Palace Fights 7 in December.
Herrick, a Gladiator Challenge and PureCombat vet, looks for his fourth straight win when he meets Bender, whose five-year career has resulted in seven straight wins and six consecutive submission victories (all via chokes).
California-based fighters Castro and Ruiz, meanwhile, both make their pro debuts.
The latest Bellator 35 card now includes:
* Lyman Good vs. Chris Lozano (welterweight tourney quarterfinal)
* Dan Hornbuckle vs. Brent Weedman (welterweight tourney quarterfinal)
* Jay Hieron vs. Anthony Lapsley (welterweight tourney quarterfinal)
* Rick Hawn vs. Jim Wallhead (welterweight tourney quarterfinal)
* Champion Zoila Frausto vs. Karina Hallinan (non-title fight)
* Jamie Jara vs. Waachiim Spiritwolf
* Brandon Bender vs. Josh Herrick
* Jesus Castro vs. Paul Ruiz