- 10-4 MMA / 3-2 Bellator Record
- Won 2 of Last 3 Fights
- Notable Wins: Victor O’Donnell, Vitor Vianna, Dominique Steele
- 9-3 MMA / 6-1 Bellator Record
- 2 Fight Win Streak
- Notable Wins: Dennis Olson, Greg Rebello, Josh Samman
February 14th, 2013
Charlotte, North Carolina
This will be Brian Rogers third attempt in a Bellator 185-pound tournament. In season five, he was eliminated in the semifinals by Alexander Shlmenko following a stellar TKO win over Victor O’Donnell in the opening round. Rogers was also eliminated in the semifinals of season six, suffering a second round knockout loss to Andreas Spang at Bellator 66.
Former Ultimate Fighter alum, Dan Cramer has put together an impressive 6-1 record during his time with Bellator. Only a come from behind, third round victory for Jeff Nader at Bellator 48 is his only defeat since October 2010. Notable wins include Igor Almeida, Greg Rebello, and Josh Samman.