Bellator plans welterweight tournament for Sept. 29 in San Jose

A second Bellator grand prix tournament will kick off later this year, this time in the welterweight division.

A promotion official today told LATimes.com that an eight-man welterweight tournament will kick off Sept. 29 at SAP Center in San Jose, Calif. The main card for the event is expected to air on Paramount.

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Opening-round matchups are not yet set, and Bellator President Scott Coker told MMAjunkie that contrary to the Times report, “no fighters have been invited to participate yet.” The Times reported contestants likely for the field include Paul Daley (40-16-2 MMA, 6-3 BMMA), Michael Page (13-0 MMA, 9-0 BMMA) and as ex-champs Douglas Lima (29-7 MMA, 11-3 BMMA) and Andrey Koreshkov (20-2 MMA, 11-2 BMMA).

Current Bellator 170-pound champion Rory MacDonald (20-4 MMA, 2-0 BMMA) will also compete on the card, but not as...

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