Bellator Announces the First Lightweight Tournament on March
"We've wanted to add a light heavyweight world championship tournament since season one but wanted to ensure that when we did it, we had a great group fighting for the title." ---Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney
Bellator Fighting Championships will soon came up a light heavyweight champion. The tournament promotion announced this week that its upcoming fourth season will host a 205-pound division. The fighter to get through this division will receive the first light heavyweight title and $100,000.
The tournament is expected to happen on March and six of the eight participants have already been selected.
“We’ve wanted to add a light heavyweight world championship tournament since season one but wanted to ensure that when we did it, we had a great group fighting for the title,” said Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney.
“One of the best parts of my job is handing over the Bellator world title belt to a new champion, and I’ll have the pleasure of doing it again this upcoming season.”
Bellator hasn’t revealed the participants yet in the lightweight tournament but announcement will come out very soon.
Bellator’s fourth season was expected to feature tournaments in the middleweight, welterweight, lightweight and featherweight divisions. Plus the light heavyweight tournament, the middleweight bracket has been scrapped for season four according to Rebney, who revealed the new plan on this past week’s episode of ESPN2’s “MMA Live.”
Bellator’s 12-week fourth season begins in March and airs on MTV2.View Article Source »