Bellator 66 Takes place tomorrow in cloudy Cleveland, Ohio per weather.com and is the home of 4 semifinal fights and a “super fight” Bellator’s words not mine. There is one fight that I am interested more than the others, Lloyd Woodard v Rick Hawn so we take a closer look in the 1st edition of “The Fight That Matters.” Woodard and Hawn both come in with pretty stout records and both have just one loss next to their name.
Rick Hawn unlike Woodard is a world class user of Judo, although his stint in the Olympics only netted him a 9th place finish, that’s still farther then most. Hawn started his career on fire going 11-0 before losing a controversial defeat in season 4’s Welterweight finals by way of a split decision at the hands of Jay Hieron at Bellator 43. So Hawn is now looking to start a new winning streak after finishing Ricardo Tirloni via the old Rick Hawn….. KO style!
His competitor Lloyd Woodard is considered the underdog with much of the hype going to Hawn since coming down from 170. Woodard does not mind one bit he channels his inner “Rocky”. His last loss came to Lightweight champ Michael Chandler and you could say people expected him to lose to Patricky Freire, but if there is one thing you should know about Woodard don’t count him out ever, as he is here to beat the people you expect him to lose to.
The rest of the main card rounds out like this another Lightweight final between Brent Weedman v Thiago Michel, and two Middleweight final fights between Vyacheslav Vasilevsky v Maiquel Falcao and Andreas Spang v Brian Rogers. Plus the “Super fight” Lightweight rematch between Eddie Alvarez v Shinya Aoki, Aoki took the 1st fight via heel hook in the 1st round. Tune in to the 2nd fight on MTV2 tomorrow, and the weigh ins today for more excitement!