Xtreme Couture’s Jay “The Thoroughbred” Hieron punched his ticket to the Bellator Welterweight Tournament finals with a tough-fought decision win over a game Brent Weedman. Hieron is an extremely tough guy who doesn’t mind mixing it up with anyone. With the win, Hieron now meets Olympian Rick Hawn in next month’s tourney finale. Hieron (21-4 MMA, 2-0 BFC) now has won nine consecutive fights.
Xtreme Couture’s Mike Chandler dominated his way to victory on Saturday night. The former University of Missouri wrestler’s takedown and ground skills have led him to another victory and a ticket to the lightweight tourney’s finale. Using his improved and fearless striking to set up at least four takedowns in each frame, Chandler dominated the first and third rounds to earn a unanimous-decision victory over fellow semifinalist Lloyd Woodard via scores of 29-28. With his victory, Chandler now meets KO artist Patricky “Pitbull” Freire in the tourney finale next month.