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Bellator Sets Tourney Field For Lightweight Event Beginning In January

Bellator has set up the bracket for the season eight lightweight tournament, which begins January 31.

The event features the likes of Lloyd Woodard taking on David Rickels, Thiago Michel battling Tiger Sarnavskiy, Ricardo Tirloni meets Will Brooks, and Patricky Pitbull faces Guillaume DeLorenzi.

On the line for the eight fighters will be $100,000 and a match for the Bellator lightweight title, currently held by Michael Chandler.

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