The featherweight tournament and a meeting between previous winners happens at Bellator 88.
Season 5 tournament winner Alexander Shlemenko meets Season 6 tournament winner Maiquel Falcao. Shlemenko is on a nine fight win streak. Falcao’s recent win streak came from the tournament.
The opening round of featherweight tournament fights include: Marlon Sandro vs. Akop Stepanyan, Mike Richman vs. Mitch Jackson, Alexandre Bezerra vs. Genair da Silva and Fabricio Guerrerio vs. Magomedrasul Khasbulaev.
Bellator 88 takes place at the Gwinnett Center in GA on February 7. The main card airs on Spike TV and preliminary fights on Spike.com.