- Usman Nurmagomedov maintains his undefeated streak, moving to an impressive 18-0 by outclassing Brent Primus with a unanimous decision across all judges’ scorecards.
- Cris Cyborg once again showcased her sheer power and dominance, stopping Cat Zingano with a KO in the very first round.
- Liz Carmouche pulled off an impressive late-fight TKO victory, stopping Ilima-Lei Macfarlane just 17 seconds into the fifth round.
- Jackie Cataline secured a unanimous decision victory over Lorrany Santos, with one judge scoring a particularly dominant round for Cataline.
- Dmytrii Hrytsenko remains undefeated, besting Justin Montalvo by unanimous decision.
- Bryce Meredith also stays undefeated by besting Miguel Peimbert unanimously.
- Bobby Seronio III continued his undefeated streak with a solid performance against Alberto Garcia.
- Leah McCourt made a significant statement by stopping Sara McMann via TKO in the first round.
- Sergio Cossio managed to submit Jesse Roberts with a mounted triangle in the third round.
- Kai Kamaka III edged out Henry Corrales in a closely-contested split decision victory.
- Slim Trabelsi continued his undefeated run, stopping Davion Franklin with a technical submission in round one.
- Doveltdzhan Yagshimuradov edged out a unanimous decision win against Maciej Rozanski.
- Mukhamed Berkhamov dominated Herman Terrado to secure a unanimous decision victory.
- Grant Neal outperformed Romero Cotton, achieving a unanimous decision win.
- Jena Bishop showcased her grappling prowess, finishing Ilara Joanne with an armbar submission in the first round.
- Josh Hokit, making his professional debut, secured a submission win against Spencer Smith with an arm-triangle choke in the third round.
BELLATOR MMA introduces eight thrilling fights to the milestone BELLATOR 300 event happening at the Pechanga Arena in San Diego, Calif. on Saturday, October 7.
The eight additional fights complement the landmark BELLATOR 300 card. Incumbent champion Usman Nurmagomedov (17-0) risks his title and flawless record against ex-champion and now No. 4-ranked Brent Primus (12-3) in a crucial semifinal fight. The world’s leading female fighter and reigning BELLATOR featherweight champion, Cris Cyborg (26-2, 1 NC), will compete against No. 1-ranked Cat Zingano (14-4) in a fight between two globally renowned athletes. BELLATOR’s Heavyweight World Champion, Ryan Bader (31-7, 1 NC), puts his title up for grabs in a second fight against No. 1-ranked Linton Vassell (23-8, 1 NC). In a make-or-break showdown, San Diego’s great fighters, Liz Carmouche (19-7), and former World Champion No. 2-ranked Ilima-Lei Macfarlane (13-2) will go head-to-head.
BELLATOR 300 will be broadcasted live in the US on SHOWTIME at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT. The preliminary card will start at 6:30 p.m. ET/3:30 p.m. PT on BELLATOR’s YouTube and Pluto TV Channels.
Tickets for this major event are available at AXS.com and Bellator.com.
#4 LHW-Grant Neal vs. #9-Romero Cotton — Middleweight Fight
Although making significant progress in the BELLATOR light heavyweight division rankings, No. 4-ranked 205-pound contender Grant Neal (8-1) is set to challenge in the middleweight division at BELLATOR 300, taking on three-time NCAA Division II National Champion Romero Cotton (6-1). Neal, 27, is a rising star in BELLATOR, training with prominent fighters like Justin Gaethje and the unbeaten Archie Colgan. Welcoming Neal to the 185-pound division is the accomplished Cotton, 33, who has a commendable 6-0 record in his initial six BELLATOR appearances.
Dmytrii Hrytsenko vs. Justin Montalvo — 160-Pound Contract Weight Fight
Undefeated hopeful Dmytrii Hrytsenko (8-0), inspired by BELLATOR Welterweight World Champion Yaroslav Amosov, is keen to challenge Justin Montalvo (5-1) at BELLATOR 300. Hrytsenko aims to bolster his impressive 8-0 record, while Montalvo, known for his excellent striking, presents a significant challenge.
#7-Dovletdzhan Yagshimuradov vs. Maciej Różański— Light Heavyweight Fight
The BELLATOR 300 fight between Dovletdzhan Yagshimuradov (20-7-1) and Poland’s Maciej Różański (14-4) is a crucial 205-pound encounter. Yagshimuradov’s impressive streak continues as he has bested former champions in his recent appearances.
Sergio Cossio vs. Jesse Roberts — Lightweight Fight
Sergio Cossio (25-8-1) faces rising star Jesse Roberts (6-0) at BELLATOR 300. Cossio’s impressive winning streak is on the line against the talented Roberts.
Mukhamed Berkhamov vs. Herman Terrado – Welterweight Fight
Submission expert Mukhamed Berkhamov (15-2, 1 NC) faces knockout specialist Herman Terrado (15-5-1) in what promises to be a thrilling encounter.
Bryce Meredith vs. Miguel Peimbert – Bantamweight Fight
Wrestling sensation Bryce Meredith (4-0) competes against Miguel Peimbert (2-2) in a fight that showcases promising talent.
Lorrany Santos vs. Jaclyn Cataline – Featherweight Fight
Promising fighters Lorrany Santos (6-1) and Jaclyn Cataline (3-3) start the evening’s action in a women’s featherweight contest.
Josh Hokit vs. Spencer Smith – Heavyweight Fight
Former athlete and wrestler Josh Hokit faces newcomer Spencer Smith in a heavyweight debut for both fighters.
BELLATOR 300 Main Card:
Saturday, October 7 – Live on SHOWTIME
Pechanga Arena in San Diego, CA
10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT
Lightweight World Title Quadruple Main Event: C-Usman Nurmagomedov (17-0) vs. #4-Brent Primus (12-3)
Featherweight World Title Quadruple Main Event: C-Cris Cyborg (26-2, 1 NC) vs. #1-Cat Zingano (14-4)
Heavyweight World Title Quadruple Main Event: C-Ryan Bader (31-7, 1 NC) vs. #1-Linton Vassell (23-8, 1 NC)
Flyweight World Title Quadruple Main Event: C-Liz Carmouche (19-7) vs. #2-Ilima-Lei Macfarlane (13-2)
BELLATOR 300 Preliminary Card:
BELLATOR MMA YouTube channel | SHOWTIME Sports YouTube channel | Pluto TV
6:30 p.m. ET/3:30 p.m. PT
Heavyweight Bout: #9-Davion Franklin (6-1) vs. Slim Trabelsi (5-0)
Featherweight Bout: #10-Henry Corrales (21-6) vs. Kai Kamaka III (11-5-1)
Featherweight Bout: #2-Sara McMann (14-6) vs. #5-Leah McCourt (7-3)
Flyweight Bout: #10-Ilara Joanne (11-7) vs. Jena Bishop (5-0)
Bantamweight Bout: Bobby Seronio III (3-0) vs. Alberto Garcia (2-0)
Middleweight Bout: #9-Romero Cotton (6-1) vs. Grant Neal (8-1)
Lightweight Bout: Sergio Cossio (25-8-1) vs. Jesse Roberts (6-0)
Catchweight Bout: Mukhamed Berkhamov (14-1, 1 NC) vs. Herman Terrado (15-5-1)
Light Heavyweight Bout: Doveltdzhan Yagshimuradov (20-7-1) vs. Maciej Rozanski (14-4)
160-Pound Contract Weight Bout: Dmytrii Hrytsenko (8-0) vs. Justin Montalvo (5-1)
Bantamweight Bout: Bryce Meredith (4-0) vs. Miguel Peimbert (1-2)
Featherweight Bout: Lorrany Santos (6-1) vs. Jackie Cataline (3-3)
Heavyweight Bout: Josh Hokit (Pro Debut) vs. Spencer Smith (Pro Debut)