Video: Would Anthony Johnson winning grand prix be Bellator’s best-case scenario?

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When Bellator returns to action in April, it’s suffice to say the promotion is giving fans what it wants: a light heavyweight grand prix stacked with big names.

The 205-pound tournament will kick off April 9 at Bellator 256 with two quarterfinal matchups: Ryan Bader vs. Lyoto Machida, and Corey Anderson vs. Dovletdzhan Yagshimuradov. The other side of the bracket will play out the following week at Bellator 257, with champion Vadim Nemkov defending his title in a rematch with Phil Davis, and the matchup everyone can hardly wait to see – Anthony Johnson vs. Yoel Romero.

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When assessing the tournament, who do you think emerges as the winner? And what would be the best outcome for Bellator? The “Spinning Back Clique” panel of “Gorgeous” George Garcia, Mike Bohn and Danny Segura weighed in during this week’s episode – and guess what? “Rumble” was a popular choice coming off a four-year layoff.

Check out their discussion in the video above. The full episode can be seen below.

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Breaking down each fighter's odds in the Bellator light heavyweight grand prix