Bellator MMA is back with a MASSIVE card for Bellator 288 as Corey Anderson looks to put a stamp on his previous performance against LHW Vadim Nemkov and to close out the 1 million dollar tournament. The two faced each other last April with Corey Anderseon dominating the fight until an accidental headbutt caused a No Contest.
The Co Main event featured Bellator MMA superstar and champion Patricky Pitbull against the undefeated cousin of Khabibi Nurmagomedov, Usman Nurmagomedov. Scheduled for 5 ounds the bout will be for the 155lbs championship belt. Veteran Daneil Weichel will face undefeated russian Timur Khizriev and heavyweight wrestling standout Tyrell Fortune looks to keep his momentum going with a win over Daniel Jame.s
Undefeated Roman Faraldo will face the tough 10-2 veteran Levan Chokheili while Otto Rodrigues faces another tough russian challenger in Khasan Askhabov. Other standouts on the prelims include Jordan Newman, Lucas Brennan, Archie Colgan, and Killys Mota as they face Jairo Pacheco, Jesse Hannam, Nick Talavera, and Jayden Taulker intheir matchups
Following the Preliminary fights fans can turn to the action of the main card live on Showtime Sports!
Fans of Bellator MMA can expect Cris Cyborg to return early 2023 for a fight against #1 contender Cat Zingano. The MMA Grand Slam Champion was most recently seen during the Jake Paul X Anderson Silva PPV broadcast promoting the bout as a possible main event for Bellator MMA’s first trip to Brazil.