Despite the uncertain times for Bellator MMA, the promotion continues to book events.
Wednesday, promotion officials informed MMA Junkie that Bellator 301 will take place Nov. 17 at Wintrust Arena in Chicago with two title fights, a tournament fight, and a grudge rematch already scheduled for the main card. The card was first announced on “The MMA Hour.”
In the main event, Bellator welterweight champion Yaroslav Amosov (27-0 MMA, 8-0 BMMA) defends his title against Jason Jackson (16-4 MMA, 7-1 BMMA). The co-main event features a highly-anticipated bantamweight unification bout between undisputed champion Sergio Pettis (23-5 MMA, 9-5 BMMA) and interim champion Patchy Mix (18-1 MMA, 7-1 BMMA).
The Bellator lightweight grand prix rolls on in the featured bout with a semifinal fight between Patricky Freire (25-11 MMA, 16-9 BMMA) and Alexander Shabliy (23-3 MMA, 4-0 BMMA). Additionally, a bantamweight grudge match will be run back as Danny Sabtello (14-3 MMA, 4-2 BMMA) gets a home state fight vs. Raufeon Stots (19-2 MMA, 7-1 BMMA).
The full Bellator 301 lineup includes:
MAIN CARD (Showtime, 9 p.m. ET)
Champion Yaroslav Amosov vs. Jason Jackson – for welterweight title
Champion Patchy Mix vs. interim champion Patchy Mix – for bantamweight title unification
Patricky Freire vs. Alexander Shabliy
Danny Sabatello vs. Raufeon Stots
PRELIMINARY CARD (MMA Junkie, 5 p.m. ET)
Ali Isaev vs. Daniel James
Tyrell Fortune vs. Marcelo Golm
Justin Gonzales vs. Timur Khizriev
Mike Hamel vs. Tim Wilde
Sumiko Inaba vs. Denise Kielholtz
Islam Mamedov vs. Killys Mota