Bellator announces a stacked Light Heavyweight Grand Prix, including Yoel Romero vs. Anthony Johnson, and a permanent move to Showtime.
Johnson and Romero, plus Corey Anderson, Dovletdzhan Yagshimuradov, Lyoto Machida, Phil Davis, Ryan Bader and Bellator light heavyweight champion Vadim Nemkov have all been announced for the impending tournament. The opening bracket will take place in April, followed by the semi-finals in July and the finals in October.
Review the entire first-round bracket below:
Bellator Light Heavyweight Grand Prix Quarterfinals (April 9):
Ryan Bader vs. Lyoto Machida
Corey Anderson vs. Dovletdzhan Yagshimuradov
Bellator Light Heavyweight Grand Prix Quarterfinals (April 16)
Vadim Nemkov (c) vs. Phil Davis
Anthony Johnson vs. Yoel Romero
During Tuesday's press conference, Bellator also announced it would officially move to Showtime for three consecutive Friday cards beginning April 2.