Emanuel Newton, Phil Davis to meet on one side of light heavyweight tournament

Bellator MMA has announced an official bracket for its one-night light heavyweight tournament on Sept. 19 at SAP Center in San Jose.

Former Bellator champion Emanuel Newton (25-8-1) will face recent UFC transfer Phil Davis (13-3) on one side of the tournament. Muhammed Lawal (15-4) will square off against Linton Vassell (15-4) on the other.

The tournament will take place during Bellator’s Dynamite card, which will feature MMA and GLORY kickboxing. A light heavyweight title fight between champion Liam McGeary (10-0) and Tito Ortiz (18-11-1) will headline.

The opening round will consist of two two-round bouts. The winners will advance to a three-round final. An alternate bout between Francis Carmont (23-10) and Philipe Lins (9-1) has also been booked.

The eventual tournament winner is expected to receive the next title shot in the light heavyweight division.

Source: espn

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