At long last, the bracket for Bellator MMA’s eight-man welterweight tournament has been announced, and thus far it’s given fight fans plenty to salivate over. Amongst its offerings are a rubber match between former champions Douglas Lima and Andrey Koreshkov, one of the most eagerly anticipated grudge matches in years in Michael Page versus Paul Daley, the chaos of having the welterweight title on the line from day one and a member of the Gracie clan thrown in for good measure. MMA’s No. 2 promotion is looking to parlay the moderate success of its ongoing heavyweight grand prix and its recent deal with streaming platform DAZN into the most ambitious campaign in the organization’s history — and it all starts Sept. 29.
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