ESPN’s Ariel Helwani reported today that the opening round of matchups for Bellator’s welterweight grand-prix have been decided.
This cannot come quick enough.
According to Ariel Helwani, the opening matchups for the Bellator welterweight grand-prix have been decided and confirmed.
Beginning from September, the following fights will take place.
Douglas Lima vs. Andrey Koreshkov II
Paul Daley vs. Michael ‘Venom’ Page
Ed Ruth vs. Neiman Gracie
Rory MacDonald vs. Jon Fitch
These are the Bellator WW GP first round pairings, per sources:
Larkin-Amasov is the alternate.
— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) August 6, 2018
MacDonald will no doubt be the favourite going in, but with a mix of veterans, prospects, and unmissable entertainers, it really does seem as though Scott Coker and co. have a massive hit on their hands.
Cillian Cunningham, Pundit Arena