twitter google

Bellator 87 To See Start Of Season Eight Lightweight Tourney

The opening round in the season eight Bellator lightweight tournament will begin on January 31 at Bellator 87.

The card was officially announced by the promotion for Pleasant, Michigan and the Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort.

In opening round bouts, Guillaume DeLorenzi (10-1) faces Patricky Freire (10-4); Thiago Michel (11-3) meets Alexander Sarnavskiy (21-1); and Lloyd Woodard (12-2) battles David Rickels (11-1). The final match is expected to be announced shortley.

“This lightweight tournament live on Spike is stacked with some of the sport’s most exciting finishers,” said Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney. “I expect another night of great fights and a packed arena.”

The winner will receive a Bellator lightweight title shot and $100,000. Michael Chandler is the current division champion.

Follow MMAConvert

Fight Cards

Bellator 144: Halsey vs. Carvalho

Event Date: October 23, 2015
Broadcast: Spike TV

UFC Fight Night 76: Poirier vs. Duffy

Event Date: October 24, 2015
Broadcast: UFC Fight Pass

Bellator 145: Vengeance

Event Date: November 6, 2015
Broadcast: Spike TV

UFC Fight Night 77: Belfort vs. Henderson III

Event Date: November 7, 2015
Broadcast: TBD

UFC 193: Rousey vs. Holm

Event Date: November 14, 2015
Broadcast: Pay-per-view, Fox Sports 1, UFC Fight Pass

UFC Fight Night 78: Brown vs. Gastelum

Event Date: November 21, 2015
Broadcast: TBD