The event, Bellator 96, takes place June 19 at WinStar World Casino in Thackerville, Okla. The three-hour main card airs on Spike TV following prelims on Spike.com.
The main card now boasts six fights with the addition of the tourney's opening round. The heavyweight matchups include Vinicius Queiroz (6-3 MMA, 1-1 BFC) vs. Rich Hale (21-5 MMA, 6-2 BFC) and Vitaly Minakov (10-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) vs. Ron Sparks (8-1 MMA, 3-1 BFC).
The tourney's final will take place later this summer.
MAIN CARD (Spike TV, 7 p.m. ET)
Michael Chandler vs. Dave Jansen - for lightweight title
Muhammed Lawal vs. Seth Petruzelli - light-heavyweight tournament opening round
Jacob Noe vs. Renato Sobral - light-heavyweight tournament opening round
Rich Hale vs. Vinicius Queiroz - heavyweight-tournament opening round
Vitaly Minakov vs. Ron Sparks - heavyweight-tournament opening round
Blas Avena vs. War Machine
PRELIMINARY CARD (Spike.com, 6 p.m. ET)
Mikey Brown vs. Brandon Halsey
Steven Artoff vs. Justin McNally
Damon Jackson vs. Keith Miner
Mike Maldonado vs. Jason Sampson
Brandon Girtz vs. TBA
Keith Berry vs. Cortez Coleman