Home News Bellator Grand Prix Official With Mir, Fedor, Sonnen, Rampage and More

Bellator Grand Prix Official With Mir, Fedor, Sonnen, Rampage and More

15
SHARE
Scott-Coker
(Bellator CEO Scott Coker)

Bellator made official its 2018 heavyweight tournament today, news first reported this past Friday by USA TODAY Sports and MMAjunkie.

The field features eight big names in the division: Former PRIDE champion Fedor Emelianenko (36-5 MMA, 0-1 BMMA); two-time UFC titleholder Frank Mir (18-11 MMA, 0-0 BMMA); Matt Mitrione (12-5 MMA, 3-0 BMMA); and “Ultimate Fighter” winner Roy Nelson (23-14 MMA, 1-0 BMMA).

But what will make things truly interesting is the inclusion of four light heavyweights, including current champion autotag]Ryan Bader[/autotag] (24-5 MMA, 2-0 BMMA). In addition, ex-UFC champ Quinton Jackson (37-12 MMA, 4-1 BMMA), ex-Strikeforce titleholder Muhammed Lawal (21-6 MMA, 10-4 BMMA) and multi-time UFC title challenger Chael Sonnen (29-15-1 MMA, 1-1 BMMA) also are in the field.

Today, the promotion released a slick promotional poster for the field featuring the eight fighters. Check out the image above.

Tournament fights will take place throughout 2018 with one tournament fight per night at seven events. The promotion hopes to crown the new heavyweight champion in the final in December 2018. News of the tournament draw will be announced soon.

SHARE
Previous articleWWE Releases James Ellsworth
Next articleConor McGregor vs Oscar De La Hoya Next?
Aaron Portier
Highly passionate MMA Journalist, and I've followed the sport ever since my favorite fighter, Vitor Belfort won the heavyweight tournament at UFC 12. After that I've tried to go to every local MMA event around the Gulf Coast and surrounding areas and decided to make it a point to have a career in some aspect in the fighting sport other than fighting in general (didn't want to ruin my face). I'm currently enrolled at Southeastern Louisiana University working towards a degree in Communication. I cover MMA, Boxing and Football for The Daily Star newspaper in my hometown of Hammond, Louisiana, in addition to working as a promotional writer for a local Boxing promotion known as BoxnCar and I cover boxing for 8countnews.com however SciFighting.com is my home. My main goal is to bring more publicity to MMA in my area and to the sport as a whole as all of us involved with the sport are merely scratching the surface and laying the foundation of what mixed martial arts competition will be further down the road.
  • Dan Vincent

    The image above is of Scott Coker, and NOT the fighters!
    Gee…Thanks so much!