With Bellator’s debut on Spike emanating from California’s Bren Center in Irvine on January 17, the promotion has released the brackets for the Season 8 Light Heavyweight Tournament which will begin that evening at Bellator 85.
Bellator 85 is co-headlined by Pat Curran defending his featherweight title against Patricio Freire and Michael Chandler defending his lightweight crown against Rick Hawn.
The Bellator Season 8 Light Heavyweight Tournament features the likes of former Strikeforce champions Renato “Babalu” Sobral and “King Mo” Lawal.
It will be Seth Petruzelli taking on Jacob Noe, and Emanuel Newton battling Atanas Djambazov that will mark the beginning of the tournament at Bellator 85.
The brackets can be viewed above. (Click here to enlarge)