After confirming the main event for Bellator 61 yesterday the fight promotion has now announced the bracket for opening round action in the Season Six Featherweight Tournament which is also set to take place at March 9 event.
The eight combined fighters all have sparkling resumes, giving Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney plenty of high hopes for a thrilling event.
“The Midwest is known for great fighters and great fight fans,” said the excited executive. “To be hosting an event of this magnitude in our backyard is like Christmas morning; plus you get to see Chicagoland’s own, rising superstar Pat Curran vie for the World Title against one of the toughest fighters in all of MMA – Joe Warren. As a diehard MMA fan, I can’t wait for March 9th to get here at Horseshoe.”
Sandro was a finalist in the Season Five tourney and sports a 19-3 career mark. Comparably, Vargas, a former wrestler at Cal-State Bakersfield, is 12-1 in his MMA career with three KO wins and four submission victories.
Looking at the other pairings, Mann is 20-4 with ten submission wins while opponent Fabiano is 14-3. Bezerra is 12-1 and Da Silva carries a record of 11-4.
The remaining quarterfinal pits the 17-4 Straus, a Season 4 finalist, against Spoon (12-0).
Whichever fighter can navigate his way around a group that holds an overall record of 117-20 will receive $100,000 and a future championship shot at the Bellator featherweight title.
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