Bellator 70 open workouts on Wednesday
Season finale approaching.
Bellator 70 main card, local New Orleans fighter Rich Clementi and Bellator CEO to attend press workout at Downtown Marriott at the Convention Center – Wed., May 23 from 2-4 p.m. CT
CHICAGO, Ill. (May 21, 2012) — In anticipation of Bellator 70 at The New Orleans Convention Center in New Orleans, Louisiana, Bellator Fighting Championships will be hosting a fighter open workout for media from 2 – 4 p.m. CT on Wednesday, May 23 at The Downtown Marriott at the Convention Center in New Orleans.
The workout will be attended by Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney as well as Bellator 70 fighters, including Bellator Heavyweight World Champion Cole Konrad, his opponent and Season 5 Heavyweight Tournament Champion Eric Prindle, Bellator Season 6 Lightweight finalists Rick Hawn and Brent Weedman, plus New Orleans’ Bellator fighter Rich Clementi.
There will be a workout session followed by an interview/Q&A opportunity with each fighter. One-on-ones will be made available with each fighter and Bellator Chairman & CEO Bjorn Rebney.
The schedule will be:
Wednesday, May 23 – 2 – 4 p.m. CT
New Orleans Downtown Marriott at the Convention Center
859 Convention Center Boulevard – New Orleans, Louisiana 70130
Room: RIVERBEND I
2 – 2:30 p.m. – Rich Clementi
2:30 – 3 p.m. – Cole Konrad
3 – 3:30 p.m. – Brent Weedman
3:30 – 4 p.m. – Eric Prindle / Rick Hawn
*Bellator Chairman & CEO Bjorn Rebney will be on-site and available for one-on-one interviews.
More info on Bellator 70: The final chapter of Bellator Fighting Championships’ memorable sixth season, which is presented by Harrah’s New Orleans, will take place at the New Orleans Convention Center on May 25. Bellator 70 will feature the long-awaited Bellator Heavyweight World Title fight between explosive knockout artist Eric Prindle and reigning Bellator Heavyweight Champion Cole Konrad.
Plus, the semifinals of the Bellator Season 6 Bantamweight Tournament roll on as dangerous submission specialist Luis Nogueira takes on the lightning-fast Hiroshi Nakamura, and $100,000 and a guaranteed title shot will be on the line as Judo Olympian turned KO expert Rich Hawn faces the battle-tested Brent Weedman in the Bellator Season 6 Lightweight Tournament Championship.
Tickets for Bellator 70 are now on sale and can be purchased online at Ticketmaster.com or by visiting New Orleans Convention Center Box Office. Tickets are priced from $30-$125. The event will also be broadcast LIVE starting at 7 p.m. CST on MTV2 and in commercial-free HD on EPIX. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. CST, with the first fight scheduled for 6 p.m. CST. The preliminary card, featuring the area’s top talent will be streamed LIVE and FREE on Spike.com starting at 6 p.m. CST. The official weigh-ins for Bellator 70 will be held at 5 p.m. ET on Thursday, May 24 at Masquerade inside Harrah’s Casino.
For more information, visit Bellator.com, follow Bellator on Twitter @BellatorMMA, follow Bellator Chairman & CEO Bjorn Rebney @BjornRebney and check out Bellator on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Bellator
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