During the broadcast of the Bellator 228, just before the stellar fight, the promotion carried out a very peculiar draw among all the Featherweights that qualified for the quarterfinals of the Grand Prix.
Four dates were available (between December this 2019 until March 2020) and, based on an order that was also drawn, the first four fighters decided on which month to fight and the other three against whom.
The division champion, Patricio Freire, had the privilege of being the last to choose who and when to fight, which significantly altered the keys.
The keys of the Quarterfinals are as follows:
- AJ McKee (15 – 0) vs. Derek Campos (20 – 9)
- Adam Borics (14 – 0) vs. Darrion Caldwell (14 – 3)
- Daniel Weichel (40 – 11) vs. Emmanuel Sánchez (19 – 4)
- Patricio Freire (30 – 4) vs. Pedro Carvalho (11 – 3)
The winner of the Grand Prix will have the division belt secured and a $ 1 million cash prize.