Bellator XIV
Thursday, April 15, 2010
Chicago Theatre
Chicago, Illinois

Ben Askren vs. Ryan Thomas
Wilson Reis vs. Shad Lierley
Patricio "Pitbull" Friere vs. Will Romero
Pat Curran vs. Mike Ricci
Felice Herrig vs. Catia Vitoria
William Romero vs. Patricio Freire


In a headlining bout of the highly anticipated Bellator Season 2 Welterweight Tournament, former 2008 Olympic wrestler Ben Askren looks to continue the early success of his young MMA career against the hungry Central Illinois native and UFC veteran Ryan “The Tank Engine” Thomas.

Bellator Season 1 featherweight favorite and semi-finalist Wilson Reis begins his quest for a re-match with Bellator Featherweight Champion Joe Soto after dropping a unanimous decision to the current champ last May. However, the tested chin of IFL standout Shad Lierley stands in his way in an opening round featherweight bout victory.

Perfect records collide when undefeated Brazilian submission artist Patricio Pitbull battles the also undefeated highly touted Canadian fighter William Romero in an opening round featherweight bout.

The young up-and-coming Chicago native Pat Curran, who hopes to mirror the success of his cousin Jeff Curran, faces Georges St. Pierre prodigy and much-talked-about Canadian prospect Mike Ricci in a quarterfinal lightweight bout that is sure to bring fireworks.

Preliminary Card - TBA? Not sure how it can be TBA with only a few days left?

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