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Bellator Fighting Championships on Wednesday revealed that it would kick off its Season 5 Bantamweight Tournament on Sept. 24 at the Canton Memorial Civic Center in Canton, Ohio.

Bellator 51 plays host to the four bantamweight quarterfinal bouts of this season’s tournament. Most notably, Bellator featherweight champion Joe Warren will be using the tournament to try and put him in the position to become the first two-division Bellator champion.

The Bellator Season 5 Bantamweight Tournament quarterfinal pairings:

Joe Warren vs. Alexis Vila
Wilson Reis vs. Eduardo Dantas
Marcos Galvao vs. Chase Beebe
Ed West vs. Luis Nogueira

The tournament features several notables, marking what could be Bellator’s most stacked brackets to date.

Bellator will be working in conjunction with local promotion The North American Allied Fight Series (NAAFS).

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