Santos Misses Weight, Prindle Named Bellator Heavyweight Tournament Champion

Eric Prindle. Photo courtesy of Bellator Fighting Championships.

Thiago Santos missed weight by twelve pounds on Thursday evening and another planned Bellator heavyweight tournament final meeting between Santos and Eric Prindle has yet again been scrapped. 

Following the weigh-ins for Bellator 62, multiple outlets are now reporting Prindle was declared the season-five heavyweight tourney winner and will now meet reigning heavyweight title holder Cole Konrad later this year. The switch in plans comes just a week after a matchup between Santos and Prindle was postponed due to Prindle reportedly being ill.

However, rumors circulated that even thoug Prindle had flu-like symptoms, Santos was having trouble cutting weight and would never have made the heavyweight limit if the fight did go forward. thus today's results.

Elsewhere, all eight fights slated for the beginning of Bellator's season-six lightweight tournament were on weight. In addition, Joseph Daily initially weighed-in three pounds overweight for his preliminary welterweight contest against Sean Spencer, and another prelim bout between Cosmo Alexander and Oscar de la Parra was scrapped due to unknown circumstances.

The official weigh-in results for Bellator 62:

Eric Prindle (265 lbs) vs. Thiago Santos (277 lbs)
Patricky Freire (155 lbs) vs. Lloyd Woodard (154 lbs)
Rick Hawn (155 lbs) vs. Ricardo Tirloni (155 lbs)
Thiago Michel (154 lbs) vs. Rene Nazare (155 lbs)
J.J. Ambrose (155 lbs) vs. Brent Weedman (155 lbs)
Dave Jansen (155 lbs) vs. Jacob Kirwan (155 lbs)
Douglas Frey (145 lbs) vs. Rad Martinez (145 lbs)
Sonny Luque (162 lbs) vs. Luis Vega (158 lbs)
Steven Peterson (145 lbs) vs. Chris Jones (145 lbs)
Joseph Daily (173 lbs) vs. Sean Spencer (170 lbs)

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