The Season 7 featherweight tournament final is set to conclude with Rad Martinez vs. Shabulat Shamhalaev at Bellator 90. The two were supposed to meet at Bellator 83, but right before they were set to make their entrance Shamhalaev fell ill backstage. The NJSACB declared that Shamhalaev couldn’t compete, which caused Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney to inform the live crowd that the main event was postponed.
Martinez made it to the finals by way of decision wins over Nazareno Malegarie and Wagnney Fabiano. Shamhalaev finished Cody Bolllinger and Mike Richman in the first round to land in the finals.
The winner between those two earns $1000,000 and a future shot at the featherweight title.
Bellator 90 takes place February 21 from the Maverick Center in West Valley City, UT. The show airs on Spike TV at 10 p.m. ET.