Bellator 206 Welterweight Tournament Adds Prize Money for Tournament Winner

Bellator 206 Welterweight Tournament Adds Prize Money for Tournament Winner

By Edward Carbajal


Bellator 206 will mark a new era for the promotion. Not only for the event being the one that kicks off the welterweight grand prix on DAZN, but also for kicking off a tournament that has title implications and a million dollar grand prize.

In a press release Bellator announced that Curtis ‘50 Cent’ Jackson and Le Chemin du Roi Champagne will be putting up the prize money for the tournament winner. The current Bellator Welterweight World Champion Rory MacDonald (20-4) has his title on the line by being in the tournament and is facing Gegard Mousasi (43-6-2) for the middleweight title at Bellator 206.

Jackson’s interest in Bellator has grown and he seems to have long term plans in building a future with Bellator and its competitors. “I am excited to partner with the Bellator Viacom franchise. Mixed martial arts yields some of the most action-packed events in the world,” said Jackson.” I’m excited for people to see how I plan to shake up MMA with the integration of my 'Get The Strap' trademark as well as my luxury champagne Le Chemin du Roi.”

The “Get The Strap” moniker will be used in a global apparel line that Bellator and Jackson will launch that is described as “fashionable and edgy, with distinctive attitude.”

Bellator 206 airs on DAZN live Saturday, September 29 from the SAP Center in San Jose. Along with the tournament opener and title fight, a grudge match to settle the long time beef between Quinton “Rampage” Jackson (37-13) and Wanderlei Silva (35-13) serve as the co-main event. See the full bout listing below:

Bellator 206 Main Card:

Middleweight World Title Main Event: Gegard Mousasi (43-6-2) vs. Rory MacDonald (20-4) 

Heavyweight Co-Main Event: Quinton “Rampage” Jackson (37-13) vs. Wanderlei Silva (35-13) 

Welterweight World Grand Prix Main Card Bout: Douglas Lima (29-7) vs. Andrey Koreshkov (21-2) 

 Featherweight Main Card Bout: Aaron Pico (3-1) vs. Leandro Higo (18-4)

Women’s Strawweight Main Card Bout: Keri Taylor-Melendez (2-0) vs. Dakota Zimmerman (Pro Debut)

Featherweight Preliminary Bout: Gaston Bolanos (3-1) vs. Ysidro Gutierrez (4-2)


Preliminary Card:

160-Pound Catchweight Preliminary Bout: Adam Piccolotti (10-2) vs. James Terry (20-9)

Featherweight Preliminary Bout: Jeremiah Labiano (11-6) vs. Justin Smitley (10-7-1)

Women’s Featherweight Preliminary Bout: Amber Leibrock (3-1) vs. Arlene Blencowe (10-7)

Featherweight Preliminary Bout: Josh San Diego (7-4) vs. Joe Neal (6-3)

175-Pound Catchweight Preliminary Bout: Abraham Vaseau (3-1) vs. DeMarco Villalona (2-3)

Bantamweight Preliminary Bout: Cass Bell (1-0) vs. Ty Costa (3-3)

Bantamweight Preliminary Bout: Isaiah Gonzalez (2-0) vs. Khai Wu (2-1)

Featherweight Preliminary Bout: Jacob Ycaro (1-0) vs. Ignacio Ortiz (1-0)

Featherweight Preliminary Bout: Laird Anderson (Pro Debut) vs. Ahmed Abdelaziz (Pro Debut)

Light Heavyweight Preliminary Bout: Chuck Campbell (Pro Debut) vs. Joseph Ramirez (1-1)

Lightweight Preliminary Bout: Anthony Figueroa Jr. (Pro Debut) vs. Samuel Romero (0-1)

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