Completed Event

Bellator 43

Bellator 43
  • Saturday 05.07.2011 at 09:00 PM ET
  • U.S. Broadcast: MTV 2
  • Promotion: Bellator MMA
  • Ownership: Bellator Sport Worldwide LLC
  • Venue: First Council Casino
  • Location: Newkirk, Oklahoma, United States
  • Enclosure: Cage
  • TV Announcers: Sean Wheelock, Jimmy Smith
  • Ring Announcer: Michael C. Williams
  • Post-Fight Interviews: Jimmy Smith
  • Ticket Revenue (live gate):
  • TV Ratings: 182,000 average viewers
  • Number of Bouts: 6
  • Event Pages: Sherdog | Wikipedia | The UG | Promoter
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Bellator 43 Fight Card

Bout   Info
Jay Hieron   defeats   Rick Hawn   via Decision, Split
Main Event | Tournament Finals | Welterweight | 170 lbs (77.1 kg)
  3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Referee: Jason Herzog
Bryan Baker   defeats   Joe Riggs   via KO/TKO, Punch
Main Card | Middleweight | 185 lbs (83.9 kg)
  3:53 Round 2 of 3, 8:53 Total Bout Page
Referee: Jason Herzog
Chase Beebe   defeats   Jose Vega   via Submission, Guillotine Choke
Main Card | Bantamweight | 135 lbs (61.2 kg)
  4:06 Round 1 of 3 Bout Page
Referee: Jason Herzog
Ron Sparks   defeats   Vince Lucero   via Submission, Keylock
Main Card | Heavyweight | 265 lbs (120.2 kg)
  2:18 Round 1 of 3 Bout Page
Referee: Kevin Nix
David Rickels   defeats   Rich Bouphanouvong   via Submission, Triangle Choke
Preliminary Card | Catchweight | 179 lbs (81.2 kg)
  1:11 Round 2 of 3, 6:11 Total Bout Page
Referee: Kevin Nix
Michael Osborn   defeats   Mike Schatz   via KO/TKO, Strikes
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs (70.3 kg)
  1:58 Round 1 of 3 Bout Page
Referee: Kevin Nix
Cancelled & Fizzled Bouts   Info
Josh Barnes   vs.   Ron Sparks   Cancelled
Preliminary Card | Heavyweight | 265 lbs (120.2 kg)
  3 x 5 Minute Rounds Bout Page
Dustin Blake   vs.   Cole Province   Cancelled
Preliminary Card | Featherweight | 145 lbs (65.8 kg)
  3 x 5 Minute Rounds Bout Page
Joey Gorczynski   vs.   Tyler Stinson   Cancelled
Preliminary Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs (77.1 kg)
  3 x 5 Minute Rounds Bout Page
George Burton   vs.   John Bryant   Cancelled
Preliminary Card | Middleweight | 185 lbs (83.9 kg)
  3 x 5 Minute Rounds Bout Page
Neil Grove   vs.   Zak Jensen   Cancelled (Grove Withdrew)
Main Card | Heavyweight | 265 lbs (120.2 kg)
  3 x 5 Minute Rounds Bout Page

Tapology Community Predictions

Hieron
59%
Hawn
41%
Baker
66%
Riggs
34%
Beebe
81%
Vega
19%
Sparks
98%
Lucero
2%
Bouphanouvong
5%
Rickels
95%
Osborn
30%
Schatz
70%
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