The fight card is now nearly complete, as promotion officials Tuesday
announced seven new contests for the Sept. 28 event.
The promotion’s seventh season begins at Caesars Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City, N.J., and will be topped by a welterweight tournament quarterfinal between former champion and BAMMA vet .
The evening’s main card airs on MTV2 and features the three remaining tournament pairings, as ex-Dream champ faces , and unbeaten Russian prospect squares off with . Meanwhile, Bellator newcomers and lock horns to round out the tournament field.
Three new undercard attractions were also added to the bill, as“The Ultimate Fighter 8” finalist meets and two-time Bellator vet faces . The preliminary proceedings will also see welcome former featherweight to the bantamweight division and Tiger Schulmann rep against a to-be-announced foe.
Good has split his last four bouts after beginning his career a perfect 10-0 en route to capturing Bellator’s inaugural welterweight title, a prize he would relinquish to Season 2 tournament winner in his first title defense. “Cyborg” failed to win the Season 4 tourney and earn another crack at the gold, falling to eventual winner in the semis last year. However, Good rebounded from the defeat with a quick victory in his most recent outing, knocking out in just 13 seconds in April.
One year older than his upcoming opponent, 28-year-old Wallhead has lost just once in his last 11 outings, also stumbling against Hawn in the Season 4 tournament. “Judo Jim” responded by posting two straight wins under the BAMMA banner, taking a split decision from UFC veteran last September before knocking out former Strikeforce talent on Dec. 10.
MMA Video: Bellator 74 Highlights
By , Tue, October 02, 2012
Bellator 74 kicked off Season 7 with the welterweight tournament quarterfinals. Former welterweight champion Lyman Good utilized his superior striking to get the unanimous decision nod over Jim Wallhead.
In a battle of two strikers, Marius Zaromskis reigned supreme over Nordine Taleb. Bellator newcomer Michail Tsarev was impressive in his debut, submitting Tim Welch in the second round. Undefeated Russian prospect Andrey Koreshkov kept his perfect record intact with a decision win over Jordan Smith. Check out the highlights from Bellator 74.
2012 MMA fight – Andrey Koreshkov vs Jordan Smith – full fight Video Bellator 74
Posted by All The Best Fights on September 29th, 2012
Review: 2012-09-28, good fight between Andrey Koreshkov and Jordan Smith: three stars, best fight of Bellator 74. The undefeated Andrey Koreshkov entered the fight with a record of 10-0-0 while Jordan Smith had a record of 17-3-1. Koreshkov vs Smith is the quarterfinal of the Bellator welterweight tournament; undercard of (Bellator 74). Watch the video!
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