Bellator 35 fighter payouts on Saturday at the Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino in Lemoore, Calif. The California State Athletic Commission released this data.
Jay Hieron — $20,000 (including $10,000 win bonus) def. Anthony Lapsley — $10,000
Lyman Good — $20,000 (including $10,000 win bonus) def. Chris Lozano — $10,000
Rick Hawn — $20,000 (including $10,000 win bonus) def. Jim Wallhead — $10,000
Brent Weedman — $20,000 (including $10,000 win bonus) def. Dan Hornbuckle — $10,000
Zoila Gurgel — $12,000 (including $6,000 win bonus) def. Karina Hallinan — $1,500
Brandon Bender — $3,000 (including $1,500 win bonus) def. Josh Herrick — $1,000
Waachiim Spiritwolf — $2,000 (including $1,000 win bonus) def. Jaime Jara — $1,000
Paul Ruiz — $1,000 (including $500 win bonus) def. Jesus Castro — $500
Bellator Fighting Championships has a new television home, MTV2. It was announced recently jointly by Bellator Chairman and CEO Bjorn Rebney and Eric Conte, SVP, Programming and Production, MTV2. The three-year deal started with Bellator 35.
Bellator 35 saw Bellator’s Welterweight Tournament field get cut in half, with Brent Weedman, Rick Hawn, Jay Hieron, and Lyman Good moving onto the Bellator Welterweight Semifinals later this season.
Brent Weedman didn’t disappoint his fans, collecting a unanimous decision victory (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) over Dan “The Handler” Hornbuckle in a surprising upset victory. The action rolled on as former Judoka Olympian Rick Hawk entered the cage against the UK’s own “Judo” Jim Wallhead. Hawn showed off his improved striking game, eventually earning him a Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27) victory over Wallhead.
In what was the most controversial fight of the night, former UFC and Strikeforce veteran Jay Hieron locked horns with submission specialist Anthony Lapsley. The two welterweights traded blows early, but near the end of the first round, Hieron locked Lapsley up in what seemed like a tight rear naked choke. After limited movement by Lapsley on the ground, the cage referee declared Lapsley had been put to sleep, and awarded Hieron a technical submission victory. The night’s final fight saw former Bellator World Welterweight Champion Lyman “Cyborg” Good take on Chris “The Assassin” Lozano in the final welterweight quarterfinal matchup. Both fighters exchanged solid strikes early, with Good landing a hard hook to the left eye of Lozano that left “The Assassin” with a large mouse under his eye. While Lozano continued to battle, Good seemed to get stronger as the fight went on, and the judges agreed, awarding Good a unanimous decision victory.