Ben Askren will take on Ryan Thomas in a rematch and Dan “The Handler” Hornbuckle (20-2) will meet Steve Carl (10-1) in the Welterweight semifinal match-ups, according to MMA Recap. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu experts Wilson Reis (10-1) and Patricio “Pitbull” Freire will square off in the Featherweight semi-finals, and DREAM veteran Joe Warren will take on former soccer player Georgi Karakhanyan.
Welterweight Semifinal Bouts
- Ben Askren vs. Ryan Thomas II
- Dan Hornbuckle vs. Steve Carl
Featherweight Semifinal Bouts
- Joe Warren vs. Georgi Karakhanyan
- Wilson Reis vs. Patricio Freire
Quick Hit: I’m glad they gave Thomas the rematch. That was a horrible stoppage by the ref. The other bouts will be interesting as well. Bellator tournaments are a nice change of pace to the mainstream “hype-style” fights. You can catch all the action Thursdays on Fox Sports, and I suggest you do.