Bellator’s Featherweight Grand Prix is set to resume with fights on November 12th and November 19th cards. The three fights continue a tournament which was paused earlier in the year due to COVID-19.
The fights have been added to two cards set to happen from Bellator’s American hub venue, the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut, USA.
Two Quarterfinal Fights Set For November 12th
The bracket’s two final quarterfinal fights are set to happen on a November 12th card.
In the main event, Bellator Featherweight Champion Patricio Pitbull will attempt to move forward in the bracket against Pedro Carvalho.
Pitbull advanced through the first round of the tournament in September of 2019, defeating Juan Archuleta via decision after five rounds. Along with being in the tournament, Pitbull has been the Bellator Featherweight Champion since 2017.
Carvalho made it past the round of 16 last year by defeating Sam Sicilia via face crank in the second round.
The other quarterfinal fight scheduled for the card is between Daniel Weichel and Emmanuel Sanchez.
Weichel snapped a two-fight skid in the opening round of the tournament, defeating Saul Rogers in 2019 to advance.
Sanchez handed Tywan Claxton his first loss as a pro in the tourney, catching him in the 10th minute of competition with a triangle choke.
The other matchup announced for the November 12th Bellator card is a fight between Aaron Pico and John de Jesus.
Caldwell and McKee Look To Advance To Finals
Former Bellator Bantamweight Champion Darrion Caldwell will fight undefeated featherweight AJ McKee Jr. in the semifinals of the tournament on November 19th.
Caldwell won in the first round by defeating Henry Corrales via decision. Prior to the win, Caldwell lost a two-fight series to Kyoji Horiguchi at bantamweight.
Caldwell’s last fight was in January, defeating Adam Borics in the third minute via rear naked choke to advance to the semifinals.
McKee has had an explosive run in the tournament, finishing both of his opponents so far. His first round was quick, stopping Georgi Karakhanyan in eight seconds with strikes. He returned in December, stopping Derek Campos in the third round with a triangle armbar.
There are currently no other fights announced for the November 19th card.