If you’re not really pumped yet for Bellator’s upcoming, welterweight grand-prix, well, there’s a good chance that could change after you watch the promo vid below.
Yes, recently the promotion unveiled the opening round match-ups for the tourney, and the first one will get underway on September 29th, when Douglas Lima (29-7) takes on fellow, former champ, Andrey Koreshkov (21-2).
Dates for the remaining opening round bouts have yet to be set, but the following match-ups have been announced:
Paul Daley (40-16-2) vs. Michael Page (13-0)
Neiman Gracie (8-0) vs. Ed Ruth (6-0)
Rory MacDonald (20-4) vs. Jon Fitch (31-7-1, 1 NC)
Alternate Bout – Lorenz Larkin (19-7, 1 NC) vs. Yaroslav Amosov (20-0)
The tourney is part of the nine figure streaming deal Bellator signed with DAZN a little while back.
After confirming the quarter final bouts, Bellator also shared out the video below, which does a pretty, pretty good job of promoting the tourney.