Bellator MMA will be hosting arguably the biggest show in company history in just a few hours, but that didn’t stop the UFC’s biggest rival from announcing a blockbuster show on September 19.
During Friday’s conference call, Bellator president Scott Coker revealed they will hold a three-tier event inside SAP Center in San Jose, California entitled “Dynamite.” The extravaganza will feature Glory Kickboxing matches and MMA bouts, including a one-night, four-man light heavyweight tournament.
Former UFC light heavyweight champion Tito Ortiz will challenge Bellator champ Liam McGeary for his belt in the first “tier.” A four-man tourney featuring Emanuel Newton, the man McGeary took the title from in February, Phil Davis, Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal and Linton Vassell will serve as the second tier.
Bellator’s partnership will Glory will be the third tier.
Coker did not disclose the first round pairings. The opening round will consist of two, five-minute rounds and the finals will be three, five-minute periods.
No reserve bout was announced in case one of the finalists can’t answer the bell. While Coker didn’t confirm, it is believed the tourney winner will advance to a championship affair.
The event will have a cage for the MMA segment and a ring for the kickboxing portion, offering fans a “unique experience.”
Spike TV will broadcast the entire event beginning at 9PM ET/PT.