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Season 7 Lightweight Tournament Kicks Off at Bellator 77, Clementi-Sarnavskiy Headlines

On October 19th, Bellator will launch their season 7 lightweight tournament at the Reading Eagle Theater in the Sovereign Center in Reading, Pennsylvania.

Headlining the bill will be UFC veteran Rich Clementi (44-21-1) taking on Alexander Sarnavskiy (20-0). Clementi is currently on a 3-1 run, including a first-round submission over Derek Campos in his Bellator debut in May. Sarnavskiy is currently undefeated in his MMA career, with 17 of his 20 wins coming by way of stoppage.

The remainder of the tournament will feature several up-and-coming lightweights as Brazilian countrymen Rene Nazare (10-2 ) and Ricardo Tirloni (14-2) square off, Polish divisional mainstay Marcin Held (10-2) meets promotional debutant Murad Machaev (9-0), and WEC veteran Dave Jansen (16-2) takes on surging Russian prospect Magomed Saadulaev (14-1).

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