Chael Sonnen and Rampage Jackson will kick off the Bellator HW GP festivities.
We announced the Bellator HW GP a while back but now things are starting to become known regarding pairings and event dates. Bellator announced the first fight will take place on January 20th, as part of the Bellator 192 event. Chael Sonnen and Quinton Jackson will compete in the first fight of the tourney.
That fight will be the co-main event along with Douglas Lima defending his Welterweight Title against Rory MacDonald. That card takes place from the Forum in Inglewood, CA.
The second fight of the tournament is set to take place in February at the Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, CT. That fight pits Matt Mitrione and Roy Nelson. Fedor Emelianenko will face Frank Mir in April just outside of Chicago and finally, Ryan Bader will clash with King Mo in May in San Jose, CA.
It looks like that’s how things will shake out in the first round of the tournament. It should be a lot of fun.