Former welterweight champion Lyman Good will face Jim Wallhead on Sept. 28 at Bellator 74 in Atlantic City, N.J., a source told ESPN.com on Monday night.
Good and Wallhead meet in the opening round of Bellator's Season 7 welterweight tournament at Ceasars Atlantic City.
The tournament winner earns a title shot.
Good (12-2) qualified for the Season 7 welterweight tournament on April 13 with a first-round knockout of LeVon Maynard.
He became the inaugural Bellator 170-pound champion June 12, 2009, with a first-round TKO of Omar de la Cruz in the Season 1 welterweight tournament final.
Good lost the belt in October 2010 to current titleholder Ben Askren.
Wallhead (23-6) makes his Bellator debut against Good. He enters the promotion on a two-fight win streak, beating veterans Frank Trigg and Joey Villasenor.