Bellator Pronounces $1 Million, 16-Man Featherweight Grand Prix Tourney

Bellator MMA held a press convention earlier this week to formally announce its upcoming occasion at SSE Enviornment in London, England, on June 22, 2019, which is able to function the long-awaited title protection of Middleweight champion, Gegard Mousasi, in opposition to Rafael Lovato Jr.

That’s not all Bellator needed to announce, although.

MMAFighting.com was first to report that Bellator will launch a 16-man Featherweight Grand Prix match that may start in October. The whole first spherical of eight fights will happen on one card at a date and venue but to be decided.

In the course of the press convention, firm President Scott Coker additionally revealed that the winner of the match would obtain a $1 million prize (and presumably a bottle of champagne from Curtis Jackson). Coker wouldn’t, nonetheless, affirm that 145-pound champion, Patricio Freire, would compete within the match as a result of “Pitbull” is presently busy getting ready for a transfer as much as Light-weight to problem Michael Chandler for his title.

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