- 11-1 MMA / 5-1 Bellator Record
- Won 11 of Last 12 Fights
- Notable Wins: Levi Avera, Jordan Smith, Jason Fischer
- 12-2 MMA / 2-2 Bellator Record
- Lost 2 0f Last 3 Fights
- Notable Wins: Alonzo Martinez, Carey Vanier, Patricky Freire
January 31st, 2013
Mount Pleasant, Michigan
Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort
David Rickels will try his luck in the lightweight division after exiting in the semifinals of season six’s welterweight tournament. In the opening round, Rickels stopped Jordan Smith with a 22-second knockout at Bellator 63. He met Karl Amoussou in the semifinals, but came up short losing a split decision. Most recently, Rickels earned a hard fought unanimous decision victory over Jason Fischer in his test run to 155-pounds.
Lloyd Woodard gets a second chance in this year’s lightweight tournament after a semifinal run in season six. Woodard earned an upset victory over Patricky Freire in the quarterfinals, getting a second round submission to secure the victory. He met Rick Hawn in the semifinals, but was knocked ten seconds into the second round.