Pro MMA Now’s guide to Bellator 85

Bellator Fighting Championships returns for the eighth season. This season marks the promotion’s return to Thursday nights and their debut on Spike TV. The highly anticipated move to the former home of the UFC is expected to propel the promotion forward. Bellator 85 features a pair of title fights and the first three bouts for the light heavyweight tournament. Lightweight champion Michael Chandler will defend his title against Rick Hawn. Tournament winner Patricio “Pitbull” Freire will attempt to displace featherweight champion Pat Curran.

Bellator announces Season 8 Light Heavyweight Tournament Bracket for January 17

The Bellator MMA promotion has announced its Season 8 Light Heavyweight Tournament Bracket as the promotion gets ready to make its Spike TV debut in 2013.