Bellator bout’s loser will have to shave his beard

Maggie Hendricks

David Rickels and Lloyd Woodard will fight on Thursday night for a spot in the Bellator lightweight tournament's semifinals. With both trying to win the tournament and a shot at the lightweight title, stakes are already high. But it wasn't enough for these two.

Rickels and Woodard have agreed to make their bout a loser shaves their facial hair bout. The winner of the fight will be able to keep his beard, but the loser is out of the tournament and will have to remove their glorious facial hair.

Woodard has much more to lose. His facial hair invokes the look of a president from the late 19th century. See?

But it's no small wager for Rickels, as his beard looks like it was months of work. He looks like a hockey player growing a playoff beard just before his team wins the Stanley Cup.

Either way, the loser is going to lose some epic facial hair.

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