The upcoming Bellator Season 8 lightweight tournament is now finalized with the addition of Ricardo Tirloni (15-3) vs. Will Brooks (8-0). All opening round fights set for Bellator 87.
Tirloni was 13-1 before signing with Bellator. That one loss came to current UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson. He was unsuccessful in his previous two attempts in the tournament. The furthest he made it was to the semifinals.
Brooks makes his Bellator debut and is coming off a win at DREAM 18. He has stopped seven of his eight fights.
Other fights in the tournament are Guillaume DeLorenzi (10-1) vs. Patricky Freire (10-4), Thiago Michel (11-3) vs. Alexander Sarnavskiy (21-1) and Lloyd Woodard (12-2) vs. David Rickels (11-1).
Bellator 87 takes place from the Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort in Mt. Pleasant, MI on January 31. Spike TV airs the main card at 10 p.m. and Spike.com will air the preliminary fights.