A title bout will not serve as Bellator 192ís main event.

Despite anticipation for the welterweight title clash between champion Douglas Lima and Rory MacDonald, it will not be headlining the card on Jan. 20. Instead, that honor goes to an opening round heavyweight tournament bout between Chael Sonnen and Quinton Jackson.

Sonnen had previously raved about Lima vs. McDonald and said itís the rightful main event. He spoke with Marc Raimondi and said he didnít know heíd get top billing on the Bellator 192 card until yesterday (Jan. 12).

Just spoke to @ChaelSonnen, who told me he was unaware that he and Rampage were the #Bellator192 main event until today https://t.co/T1k6EBurjp

ó Marc Raimondi (@marc_raimondi) January 12, 2018