Bellator MMA will return with an exciting night of action with Bellator 289 event on December 9, 2022. The event will air from Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT.
Bellator 289 is set to feature 2 title fights as well as 2 semifinal bouts in Bantamweight World Grand Prix. The headliner bout is between Raufeon Stots and Danny Sabatello where Stots will defend interim Bantamweight title in the World Grand Prix semifinal.
The co-main event bout will be women’s flyweight title bout between Liz Carmouche vs Juliana Velasquez. The second Bantamweight Grand Prix semifinal bout will be between Patchy Mix vs Magomed Magomedov.
Tune in below for complete details on Bellator 289: Stots vs Sabatello event.
December 9, 2022
Prelims Card- 5:25 pm ET
Main Card- 9:00 pm ET
Raufeon Stots(ic) vs. Danny Sabatello
Bellator Bantamweight World Grand Prix Tournament Semi-Final bout for Interim Bellator Bantamweight World Championship
Raufeon Stots will defend the interim Bellator Bantamweight World Championship in the main event bout. He will face Danny Sabatello in a bout which is also the semifinal bout for Bellator Bantamweight World Grand Prix Tournament. Both men remain undefeated since coming to Bellator and only have one career loss so far.
Sots won the interim title by defeating Juan Archuleta in the first round of the Bantamweight Grand Prix, which was his sixth win in Bellator and 10th win in a row. Sabatello has qualified for the Grand Prix by winning a wild card bout against Jornel Lugo before defeating Leandro Higo in the first round for his third win in Bellator and his seventh win in a row.
Liz Carmouche(c) vs. Juliana Velasquez
Bellator Women’s Flyweight World Championship
Liz Carmouche and Juliana Velasquez meet in a rematch for Bellator Women’s Flyweight Championship at Bellator 289. Carmouche defeated Velasquez at Bellator 278 to give her first career loss. It was the fourth win in a row for former UFC Fighter Carmouche since joining Bellator. Velasquez previously won the title from Ilima-Lei Macfarlane at Bellator 254 and defended it successfully against Denise Kielholtz. Will she win the title back once again?
Patchy Mix vs. Magomed Magomedov
Bellator Bantamweight World Grand Prix Tournament Semi-Final bout
Patchy Mix and Magomed Magomedov will clash in the second semifinal match for Bantamweight World Grand Priz. Patchy Mix made his way to the semifinal with a win over Kyoji Horiguchi in the first round. That was his third win in a row in Bellator after losing in his promotional debut. Magomedov bounced back from a loss against current interim champion Raufeon Stots to defeat Enrique Barzola in the first round. Who will make way to the final?
Dalton Rosta vs Anthony Adams
A middleweight bout between Dalton Rosta and Anthony Adams will open the main card on Showtime. A Bellator home-grown product, Rosta has seven win in a row coming into this bout. Adams, a former Contender Series participant, has one win in Bellator so far in his only bout in the promotion.
- Denise Kielholtz vs Ilara Joanne – Women’s Flyweight bout
- Patrick Downey vs Christian Echols – Middleweight bout
- Kyle Crutchmer vs Jaleel Willis – Welterweight bout
- Cody Law vs Cris Lencioni – Featherweight bout
- Kai Kamaka III vs Kevin Boehm – Featherweight bout
- Mark Lemminger vs Michael Lombardo – Welterweight bout
- Cass Bell vs Jared Scoggins – Bantamweight bout