Bellator MMA held a special press conference on Friday and announced plans for a monumental September event.
First, light heavyweight champion Liam McGeary will defend his title against Tito Ortiz, while a one-night, four-fighter tournament to crown the No. 1 contender at 205 pounds will also take place.
The tournament field includes Phil Davis, Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal, Linton Vassell and former champion Emanuel Newton.
A pair of kickboxing matches are also scheduled, as Paul Daley and Joe Schilling take part. It is expected that a cage and a ring will be set up inside the SAP Center in San Jose, California on September 19.
“I’m so proud and honored to bring this truly amazing event to my hometown of San Jose,” said Scott Coker, Bellator president. “This mega-card will feature something for every combat sports fan- MMA legends, rising stars, a stacked tournament, plus many of the world’s best kickboxers. It will be an unforgettable night for the thousands in attendance and the millions watching at home.”
Tickets for Bellator: Dynamite!!! go on sale June 25, with more bouts to be announced soon