First round match-ups in the Bellator bantamweight tournament. The tournament kicks off on Sept 24 and will air on MTV2.
Joe Warren, Bellator featherweight champion
vs. Alexis Vila, Olympic bronze medalist in wrestling
Joe Soto, former Bellator featherweight champion
vs. Eduardo Dantas
vs. Luiz Nogueira
Chase Beebe, WEC bantamweight champion
vs. Marcos Galvao
Winner of the tournament getts a crack at current Bellator champion Zach Makovsky.
“To say our Season Five Bantamweight tournament is stacked is a gross understatement,” said Bellator Chairman & CEO Bjorn Rebney. “Warren-Vila is going to be absolutely explosive for as long as it lasts, and the inclusion of Dantas, Nogueira, Chase, Soto, Ed and Luis makes every single fight in this tournament a pick’em adventure. This should be an unbelievable tournament for our fans watching live on MTV2.”
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