Tofiq Musayev vs. Alfie Davis matchup headed to Bellator’s Champions Series event in Belfast

The lineup for the first standalone Bellator event under its new PFL ownership continues to build with a lightweight matchup for Northern Ireland.

Tofiq Musayev (21-5) is set to take on Alfie Davis (16-4-1) at Bellator 302 next month. The event will be the first in Bellator’s Champions Series and is set for March 22 at SSE Arena in Belfast. A person with knowledge of the matchup confirmed the booking to MMA Junkie on Monday and spoke on anonymity since the promotion has not yet made an official announcement.

The 34-year-old Musayev, from Azerbaijan, had back-to-back wins under the Rizin banner in 2023 after a stretch that saw him drop two of three fights, including one in the opening round of Bellator’s lightweight grand prix to Alexandr Shabliy. His fight against Davis will come a year to the weekend from his loss to Shabliy that gave him an early exit from the $1 million tournament.

England’s Davis, who trains with the famed London Shootfighters team, has had plenty of success for Bellator over the years with a 7-1-1 record. Coincidentally, his only Bellator loss came to Shabliy, as well, though he went the distance with him and Musayev was knocked out in the third round. After that setback and a draw with Tim Wilde, Davis has consecutive decision wins over Thibault Gouti and Aalon Cruz.

The latest Bellator 302 lineup includes:

  • Corey Anderson vs. Karl Moore – for vacant light heavyweight title

  • Leah McCourt vs. Sinead Kavanagh

  • James Gallagher vs. Jeremy Kennedy

  • Fabian Edwards vs. Aaron Jeffery

  • Alfie Davis vs. Tofiq Musayev

Story originally appeared on MMA Junkie