The eight fighters for the 2023 Bellator Lightweight Grand Prix have been revealed, led by champion Usman Nurmagomedov.
Two championship fights are set for the upcoming Bellator 288 event in Chicago, which will air live on Showtime.
Reigning lightweight champion Patricky Pitbull will defend his title against No. 1 contender Sidney Outlaw this summer at Bellator 283.
With a dominating performance, Patricky Pitbull became the newest Bellator champion, stopping Peter Queally at Bellator 270.
The rematch between Patricky Pitbull and Peter Queally at Bellator 270 will now be for the vacant lightweight title.