Bellator FW brackets set for 2/7 debut

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Bellator MMA has set a loaded Featherweight Tournament field from Atlanta’s Gwinnet Center February 7th live on Spike TV. The night will be headlined by a Bellator Middleweight World Title fight as Russian knockout artist Alexander “Storm” Shlemenko and dominating Brazilian Maiquel “Big Rig” Falcao battle for the vacant Bellator Middleweight Championship.

Alexandre Bezerra vs. Genair da Silva
Mitch Jackson vs. Mike Richman

Marlon Sandro vs. Akop Stepanyan
Fabricio Guerreiro vs. Magomedrasul Khasbulaev

Eight-man tournament winner earns $100,000, and a shot at the Bellator featherweight crown.

Alexandre Bezerra vs. Genair da Silva
Two of the most exciting featherweights in the Bellator ranks go to battle when “Popo” Bezerra meets Genair da Silva in an explosive quarterfinal fight. Already 14-2 at just 25 years old, Bezerra is looking to elevate his game to the next level and embark on a long tournament run.

Mitch Jackson vs. Mike Richman
Armed with two of the quickest hands in MMA, Mike “The Marine” Richman will take on Bellator newcomer Mitch Jackson in a quarterfinal affair live on Spike. With 26 finishes between the two, it’s an opening round fight primed for fireworks.

Marlon Sandro vs. Akop Stepanyan
Widely regarded as one of the best featherweights in the world, Marlon Sandro is primed for an extended tournament run as he takes on Russian finisher Akop Stepanyan in opening round action. After two tournament finals appearances, Sandro is ready for the next step and capture his first Bellator Tournament crown.

Fabricio Guerreiro vs. Magomedrasul Khasbulaev
The Bellator Featherweight Tournament will be rounded out with a classic Brazil vs. Russia clash as Bellator newcomer and submission ace Fabricio Guerrerio clashes with Magomedrasul “Frodo” Khasbulaev.

Who do you think will win the Bellator featherweight tournament?