Wednesday, March 11, 2009

WEC veterans Brookins and Ledbetter among additions to Bellator's debut

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With less than three weeks until the upstart Bellator Fighting Championship's debut event, details for the full fight card are beginning to surface.

Sources close to the event confirmed to ( that the most recent additions to the card include a pair of WEC veteran featherweights, Jonathan Brookins (8-3) and Stephen Ledbetter (6-2) meeting in a non-tournament bout.

Bellator's first event is scheduled for April 3 at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Fla. The card will air on ESPN Deportes on a 24-hour tape delay.

Brookins, a former roommate of the colorful and controversial Charles "Krazy Horse" Bennett, last saw acion in a third-round TKO loss to the WEC's fast-rising star Jose Aldo at "WEC 36: Faber vs. Brown" in November 2008.

Brookins made his professional debut in 2006 with a 19-second knockout win over future "TUF 5" competitor Allen Berubie.

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