Bellator Fighting Championships Announces First Round Pairings

Bellator Fighting Championships has announced the first round pairings for it's debut show on April 4th in Hollywood, FL. The The show will feature 12 two-hour weekly episodes (airing Saturday nights on ESPN) and Eight-man tournaments will be held in the featherweight, lightweight, welterweight and middleweight divisions. Non-tournament feature bouts will also take place from week to week. THe confirmed participants for the tournaments are:

Featherweight: Ben Greer, Nick Gonzalez, Luis Palomino, Estevan Payan, Wilson Reis, Yahir Reyes and Joe Soto
Lightweight: Eddie Alvarez, Diego Garijo, Toby Imada, Jorge Masvidal, Daniel Morales and Thomas Shulte
Welterweight: Omar De La Cruz, Lyman Good and Jorge Ortiz
Middleweight: Edwin Aguilar, Hector Lombard and Daniel Tabera

and the first round pairings for the debut show are as follows:

155 lbs.: Eddie Alvarez (16-2) vs. Daniel Morales (5-1)
155 lbs.: Jorge Masvidal (16-3) vs. Diego Garijo (3-1)
145 lbs.: Nick Gonzalez (14-6) vs. Yahir Reyes (12-5)
145 lbs.: Estevan Payan (6-1) vs. Luis Palomino (9-4)
145 lbs.: Joe Soto (4-0) vs. Ben Greer (11-4)

Expect more bouts to be announced shortly.


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