It was the turn of the heavyweights to get into the cage tonight at Bellator 52 as they baegan their season 5 tournament.

Mike Hayes, Blagio Ivanov, Eric Prindle and Ron Sparks all managed to make their way to the semi-finals, with Sparks 84 second KO of Mark Holata being particularly notable.

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See the full results below.


  • Mike Hayes def. Neil Grove via split dec. (29-28 x 2, 28-29)
  • Blagoi Ivanov def. Zak Jensen via technical submission (guillotine), Rd. 2, 2:35
  • Eric Prindle def. Abe Wagner via unanimous dec. (29-28 x 3)
  • Ron Sparks def. Mark Holata via KO (punches), Rd. 1, 1:24


  • Genair da Silva def. Bryan Goldsby via submission (D’arce choke), Rd. 1, 3:54
  • Josh Quayhagen def. Cosmo Alexander via unanimous dec. (30-27 x 3)
  • Justin Frazier def. Liron Wilson via TKO (ground strikes), Rd. 1, 1:50
  • Matt Van Buren def. Nick Nichols via TKO (ground strikes), Rd. 2, 2:29