The Bellator MMA season nine lightweight tournament final between Will Brooks and Alexander “Tiger” Sarnavskiy will take place at Bellator 109 on November 22nd in Pennsylvania.
Bellator MMA Chairman and CEO Bjorn Rebney confirmed the fight booking to TheMMAReport.com following Friday night’s Bellator 105 in New Mexico.
Bellator 109 will take place from the Sands Event Center in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania on November 22nd, and will be headlined by Alexander Volkov defending the heavyweight title against Vitaly Minakov.
Brooks (12-1) defeated Saad Awad on Friday night in the main event of Bellator 105 to advance to the finals of this tournament. The victory even up the score with Awad, as his only lost in his career came against Awad in the season eight lightweight tournament semifinal.
Sarnavskiy (25-1) has won five in a row since losing his Bellator debut to Rich Clementi and he defeated Ricardo Tirloni by submission in the first round to claim his spot in the tournament final. It was his fourth straight victory to come by submission and the last three have come in the first round.
The current Bellator 109: Volkov vs. Minakov card is below and the complete fight card is expected to be announced by Bellator MMA shortly.
Alexander Volkov (19-3) vs. Vitaly Minakov (12-0)
Will Brooks (12-1) vs. Tiger Sarnavskiy (25-1)