Santos Overweight; Prindle Awarded Bellator Tournament Title
By MATT MOLGAARD
MMANEWS.COM Staff Writer
Eric Prindle (7-1-0-1) just picked up the easiest title he’ll likely ever claim. The man didn’t even have to step foot in a cage to pick up the title of Bellator Tournament Winner, as his opponent, Thiago Santos (10-1-0-1), missed weight be a sizeable discrepancy.
In advance of tonight_s Bellator 62 event, Thiago Santos tipped the scales at a staggering 277.8 pounds, nearly thirteen pounds above the contractual limit of 265 pounds.
The default win lines Prindle up for a crack at the current Bellator heavyweight champion, Cole Konrad (8-0) at a yet to be determined future event.
Santos’s blunder marks a second failed effort to put this rematch together (the two first battled at Bellator 59, when Prindle suffered a fight ending groin shot, which resulted in a No Contest ruling), as the two were slated to meet at Bellator 61, but Prindle fell ill prior to the match.
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