Bellator Begins Heavyweight Title Tournament With 'Rampage' vs. Sonnen

Tournaments are one of the foundations which helped craft martial arts. From local karate dojos to NCAA wrestling championships, tournaments are an uncomplicated, digestible format for discovering who is the best out of a given competitive field.

Although MMA was built off the tournament format going back to UFC 1 in 1993, it's largely been done away with in the modern-era. Bellator

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