Bellator has made the season eight light heavyweight tournament bracket public, providing the fighters an opportunity to see their road to a championship match with Christian M’Pumbu at the end.
Former Strikeforce light heavyweight champ Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal will face Przemyslaw Mysiala in an opening round bout, with the winner taking on either Emanuel Newton or Atanas Djambazov.
The other side of the bracket features Seth Petruzelli vs. Jacob Noe and Babalu Sobral vs. Mikhail Zayats.
“At Bellator, there’s never been a matchmaker sitting behind a desk in a shiny suit deciding who fights who for the title,” said Bellator Chairman and CEO Bjorn Rebney. “The origin of Bellator was to provide a seamless connection between real sports competition and mixed martial arts, and I believe we have taken that to the next level with a true tournament bracket format.”