LOS ANGELES — The main and co-main event of BELLATOR 283 at Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma, Washington, on July 22 have been shuffled following the news that Patricky “Pitbull” has been forced out of his lightweight championship fight against Sidney Outlaw because of injury.
As a result, former welterweight champion and No. 3-ranked Douglas “The Phenom” Lima (32-10 MMA, 14-6 BMMA) will take on the surging No. 4-ranked contender Jason “The Ass-Kicking Machine” Jackson (15-4 MMA, 6-1 BMMA) in a five-round 170-pound headliner, while No. 1-ranked lightweight contender Sidney “Da Gun” Outlaw (16-4 MMA, 3-1 BMMA) will now compete against Tofiq Musayev (18-4 MMA) after his original opponent Adam Piccolotti also withdrew because of injury. Musayev, who is making his BELLATOR debut, is the former RIZIN lightweight title and holds a victory current BELLATOR champion “Patricky Pitbull”.
The main card of BELLATOR 283: Lima vs. Jackson airs live on SHOWTIME at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT, and also features undefeated No. 3-ranked lightweight Usman Nurmagomedov (14-0 MMA, 3-0 BMMA) putting his unbeaten record on the line against Team Alpha Male’s Chris “CG” Gonzalez (7-1 MMA, 6-1 BMMA). Former BELLATOR welterweight title challenger Lorenz “The Monsoon” Larkin (24-7 MMA, 6-2 BMMA) and top Russian prospect Mukhamed “Cherkes” Berkhamov(15-1 MMA, 1-0 BMMA) will be battling at 170-pounds, while the opening main card fight sees No. 5-ranked heavyweight Davion Franklin (5-0 MMA, 5-0 BMMA) tangle with Brazil’s Marcelo Golm (9-3 MMA, 1-0 BMMA).
A lightweight bout between Vladimir “Vova” Tokov and unbeaten Justin “Kid Marvelous” Montalvo (5-0 MMA, 2-0 BMMA) has been scrapped, but Montalvo will remain on the card against another highly touted prospect in Archie Colgan (4-0), who was signed to the promotion just last week. Colgan, who wrestled at University of Wyoming, now trains in Denver alongside talented mixed martial artists such as Kamaru Usman and Justin Gaethje.
Furthermore, a previously announced light heavyweight tilt between Viktor Nemkovand Team Pitbull’s Jose “Gugu” Augusto was also canceled due to a Nemkov injury.
Also joining the event on the completed preliminary card will be eight contests, a bantamweight affair of :
- Jaylon “New Breed” Bates (5-0 MMA, 5-0 BMMA) faces Mark Coates (10-7),
- “Vicious” Roman Faraldo(7-0 MMA, 3-0 BMMA) will battle Luis Iniguez (5-1)
- #7-Romero “Bad News” Cotton (6-0 MMA, 6-0 BMMA) vs Dalton “Hercules” Rosta(6-0 MMA, 6-0 BMMA)
- Kai Kamaka III (9-5-1 MMA, 3-1 BMMA) will be welcoming Akhmed Magomedov (8-0, 1 NC) to Bellator
- Veta Arteaga (6-4, MMA, 5-4 BMMA) takes on No.7 ranked-Vanessa Porto (23-9 MMA, 1-1 BMMA)
- #9-Gadzhi Rabadanov (17-4-2) and Hawaii’s Bobby King (12-4)
Bellator 283 – complete card
|Main Card (Showtime)|
|Welterweight||Douglas Lima||vs.||Jason Jackson|
|Lightweight||Sidney Outlaw||vs.||Tofiq Musayev|
|Lightweight||Usman Nurmagomedov||vs.||Chris Gonzalez|
|Welterweight||Lorenz Larkin||vs.||Mukhamed Berkhamov|
|Heavyweight||Davion Franklin||vs.||Marcelo Golm|
|Preliminary card (Youtube/Pluto TV)|
|Middleweight||Romero Cotton||vs.||Dalton Rosta|
|Women’s Flyweight||Veta Arteaga||vs.||Vanessa Porto|
|Lightweight||Gadzhi Rabadanov||vs.||Bobby King|
|Bantamweight||Jaylon Bates||vs.||Mark Coates|
|Welterweight||Roman Faraldo||vs.||Luis Iniguez|
|Lightweight||Archie Colgan||vs.||Justin Montalvo|
|Featherweight||Kai Kamaka III||vs.||Akhmed Magomedov|
|Welterweight||Ethan Hughes||vs.||Kevin Hand|
Event DetailsStart Date : 2022-07-22 ,2:00:00 am
End Date : 2022-07-22 ,7:00:00 am
Website : https://bellator.com
Price : 80 USD
Attendance Mode : MixedEventAttendanceMode
Status : EventScheduled
VenueEmerald Queen Casino and Hotel
2920 E R St, Tacoma,
Washington WA 98404, United States
Phone : 888-831-7655
Phone : (312)329-1199
Email : [email protected]
Website : https://bellator.com