Bellator 288 live and official results

CHICAGO – Bellator 288 takes place Friday, and you can join us for a live video stream and official results beginning at 6 p.m. ET (3 p.m. PT).

The event takes place at Wintrust Arena in Chicago. The main card airs on Showtime following prelims on MMA Junkie.

In the main event, light heavyweight champion Vadim Nemkov (15-2 MMA, 7-1 BMMA) puts his title on the line against Corey Anderson (16-5 MMA, 3-0 BMMA). The fight is a rematch from an April title bout that ended in a no contest after an accidental clash of heads left Nemkov with too deep of a cut to continue. The fight also is the $1 million final of Bellator’s light heavyweight tournament.

In the co-feature, lightweight champion Patricky Freire (24-10 MMA, 15-8 BMMA) puts his belt up for the first time when he takes on the unbeaten Usman Nurmagomedov (15-0 MMA, 4-0 BMMA).

Official Bellator 288 results include:

MAIN CARD (Showtime (9 p.m. ET)

  • Champ Vadim Nemkov vs. Corey Anderson – for light heavyweight title; light heavyweight tournament final

  • Champ Patricky Freire vs. Usman Nurmagomedov – for lightweight title

  • Timur Khizriev vs. Daniel Weichel

  • Tyrell Fortune vs. Daniel James

  • Levan Chokheli vs. Roman Faraldo

PRELIMINARY CARD (MMA Junkie, 6 p.m. ET)

  • Imamshafi Aliev vs. Sean Fallon

  • Killys Mota vs. Jairo Pacheco

  • Archie Colgan vs. Jesse Hannam

  • Sullivan Cauley vs. Jay Radick

  • Jordan Newman vs. Jayden Taulker

  • Laird Anderson def. Rob Fenicle via TKO (punches) – Round 2, 2:28

  • Isaiah Hokit def. Matias Nader via TKO (punches) – Round 2, 3:48

  • Wladmir Gouvea def. Kory Moegenburg via TKO (punches) – Round 2, 1:46

Story originally appeared on MMA Junkie