Bellator 297: Pitbull Chases History, Nemkov Defends Title in Stacked Chicago Event
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Co-Main Event: Pitbull vs. Pettis
Bellator 297 in Chicago features a highly anticipated co-main event between former lightweight and current three-time featherweight champion Patricio Pitbull and bantamweight champ Sergio Pettis. Pitbull is attempting to win Bellator gold in a third weight class, while Pettis is coming off a shocking knockout win over Kyoji Horiguchi in his first title defense.
Main Event: Nemkov vs. Romero
The main event sees light heavyweight champion Vadim Nemkov defending his title against Yoel Romero. This is likely Romero’s final chance to win a world championship, having previously failed to capture a belt in the UFC. Nemkov is undefeated in the Bellator cage and has a record for most successful defenses of the 205-pound title.
On the undercard, former UFC fighters Anderson and Phil Davis look to bounce back into title contention, while heavyweight contender Daniel James takes on Gokhan Saricam in his homecoming bout.
Our predictions for the main and co-main events are Vadim Nemkov to win by decision against Yoel Romero, and Patricio Pitbull to win by TKO in the third round against Sergio Pettis.