Bellator’s Lightweight Tournament lineup is now complete as the eight man field will battle for a $100,000 Bellator Tournament prize, as well as a guaranteed title shot for the Bellator Lightweight World Title, which is currently held by Michael Chandler.
The fighters taking part in the tournament include Ricardo Tirloni, Will Brooks, Patricky Pitbull, Guillaume DeLorenzi, Lloyd Woodard, David Rickels, Thiago Michel and Tiger Sarnavskiy.
“I’m just really excited about this opportunity, the whole idea of a tournament really gets me going, and I just love it, and it’s why I wanted to come to Bellator,” Brooks said. “This is what it’s all about, and I’m ready to go out and get it. Fighting on Spike is dream, this organization is on the rise, and I can’t wait to be a part of it. When I have millions of people watching, that’s when I step up my game, and it’s exactly what you will see on January 24th.”
The tournament will kick off from Michigan’s Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort on Jan. 31. The event will broadcast LIVE starting at 10 p.m. EST on Spike, as well as in Spanish language on mun2. The preliminary card will be streamed LIVE and FREE on Spike.com starting at 8 p.m. EST.
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