Bellator 288 is getting two title bouts for their November 18 show from Chicago.
Bellator 288 Loads Up Title Bouts
Bellator confirmed the matchups after initial confirmation from “The MMA Hour” earlier this week. The promotion’s light heavyweight and lightweight titles will be up for grabs at the event.
First, champion Vadim Nemkov will put his 205-pound championship up for grabs against Corey Anderson yet again.
Nemkov is currently on a nine-fight win streak, including two successful defenses of the light heavyweight throne. However, his last outing resulted in a No Contest.
That outing was against Anderson himself, who was seemingly on his way to winning the fight on the scorecards. However, an accidental clash of heads forced the contest to be stopped, and Nemkov remained champion.
Now, the pair will get to settle the score once and for all, with the title again on the line.
Also, lightweight champion Patricky Pitbull will be putting his title on the line in Chicago. He’ll take on Usman Nurmagomedov in what will be his first title defense since winning the strap back in November of last year.
His opponent is none other than the undefeated 24-year-old Nurmagomedov, who is 15-0 in his mixed martial arts (MMA) record. Three of Nurmagomedov’s four victories in Bellator have all come via finish.
It will certainly be the toughest test of the young star’s career when he takes on a skilled veteran and multi-time champion in “Pitbull.”
All the action will go down live on pay-per-view (PPV) from the Wintrust Arena in Chicago, Illinois on November 18, 2022.