Bellator Fighting Championships’ Season 7 lightweight tournament
final will take place Dec. 7 at Caesars Hotel and Casino, in
Atlantic City, N.J., the promotion announced Monday.
The main card of
Bellator 83 airs on MTV2 at 8 p.m. ET, while prelims stream on
Spike.com beginning at 6 p.m. ET. The Chicago-based promotion
recently held Bellator 74 at the same venue on Sept. 28.
“After a sold out Bellator 74 that had the Caesars crowd on its
feet, coming back to Caesars Atlantic City was an easy decision,”
Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney said in a release. “Our lightweight
tournament is stacked, and the winner will walk away with a
tournament prize of $100,000 and a guaranteed title shot for our
coveted lightweight championship.”
Also scheduled to compete at Bellator 83 is Strong Style Fight Team
representative Jessica Eye
(Pictured). The 26-year-old flyweight is 2-0 in the Bellator cage
and 8-1 overall. “Evil” has won her last five professional
appearances, all via decision.
The Bellator lightweight tournament is set to begin Oct. 19 in
Reading, Penn., with four 155-pound matchups: Rich
Clementi vs. Alexander Sarnavsky, Rene Nazare
Tirloni, Marcin Held
Machaev and Dave Jansen