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While we knew the first matchup in the Bellator Welterweight Grand Prix, we now know the rest of the tournament bracket.
Along with Douglas Lima vs. Andrey Koreshkov, Paul Daley will face Michael Page, Neiman Gracie meets Ed Ruth and Rory MacDonald takes on Jon Fitch.
An alternate bout pitting Lorenz Larkin vs. Yaroslav Amosov is also set.
The entire event will stream live on DAZN beginning with Lima vs. Koreshkov at Bellator 206 on September 29.
All Bellator Welterweight World Grand Prix on DAZN contests will consist of five rounds. Beginning with MacDonald versus Fitch, each time an athlete enters a tournament bout as champion, the Bellator welterweight title will be on the line, culminating in the Welterweight World Grand Prix on DAZN winner becoming the undisputed Bellator welterweight champion.
Earlier this year, Bellator and DAZN announced a multi-year landmark distribution agreement. DAZN, the world’s largest dedicated live sports streaming service and part of Perform Group, will feature seven exclusive stacked fight cards per year on DAZN and another 15 that are simulcast across Paramount Network and DAZN. DAZN, which now streams 15,000 live events and 100 million hours of sports content globally each year, will be available in the U.S. this September for $9.99 a month, with the first month free for new subscribers.
Bellator Welterweight World Grand Prix on DAZN First-Round Matchups:
Bellator 206 at SAP Center – Sept. 29: Douglas Lima (29-7) vs. Andrey Koreshkov (21-2)
TBA: Paul Daley (40-16-2) vs. Michael Page (13-0)
TBA: Neiman Gracie (8-0) vs. Ed Ruth (6-0)
TBA: Rory MacDonald (20-4) vs. Jon Fitch (31-7-1, 1 NC)
Alternate Bout – TBA: Lorenz Larkin (19-7, 1 NC) vs. Yaroslav Amosov (20-0)