Bellator chief Scott Coker announces potential new tournaments for 2019
More tournaments could be headed to Bellator next year! Bellator President Scott Coker said on Saturday to be on the lookout for the format when the Bellator’s world heavyweight grand prix wraps up later this year, according to MMAJunkie.
“I want to get through the heavyweight tournament first, but I think it’s a great format for us,” Coker said after Bellator 199, which aired on Paramount from SAP Center in San Jose, Calif., and hosted the final opening-round/quarterfinal matchup of the eight-man competition. “I believe there is a place for tournaments in MMA, and I think this grand prix tournament proves that it’s something worth doing.
“For us, it’s great because it crowns our new heavyweight champion. But don’t be surprised if you see another tournament or so next year.”