Bellator Confirms Lightweight Quarterfinal Match-ups For January 31st
By FCF Staff
Bellator continues to confirm the match-ups for the promotion’s upcoming tournaments, and now it has announced the opening round bouts for the next lightweight competition. The tourney will get underway on January 31st at Michigan’s Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort and will determine who will challenge for the lightweight championship next.
The quarterfinal match-ups include Lloyd Woodard vs. David Rickels, Thiago Michel vs. Alexander “Tiger” Sarnavskiy, Patricky “Pitbull” Freire vs. Guillaume DeLorenzi and Will Brooks vs. Ricardo Tirloni.
Brooks, who is coming off a first round, stoppage win over Satoru Kitaoka at DREAM 18 on NYE, was quoted saying in a press release from the promotion.
“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 31st.”
The lightweight tourney will be broadcast Thursday nights on Spike.