Four fights added to Bellator 289, including return of Dalton Rosta

Bellator has added four new fights to its final event of 2022.

Scheduled for Dec. 9 at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn., Bellator 289 already featured two bantamweight grand prix fights and a women’s flyweight title fight. Now, its undercard is filling up, too.

Most notably, a middleweight bout between rising contender Dalton Rosta (7-0 MMA, 7-0 BMMA) and Anthony Adams (9-2 MMA, 1-0 BMMA) will take place.

Rosta, 26, is undefeated as a professional. In his most recent outing, Rosta dominated blue-chip wrestling prospect Romero Cotton en route to a third-round knockout. Meanwhile, Adams upset former UFC fighter Khalid Murtazaliev via unanimous decision in his Bellator debut in September 2021 and has not competed since.

A promotion official recently notified MMA Junkie of the addition, as well as Chris Gonzalez (7-2 MMA, 6-2 BMMA) vs. Shamil Nikaev (10-0 MMA, 1-0 BMMA) at lightweight, Cass Bell (5-2 MMA, 5-2 BMMA) vs. Jared Scoggins (10-2 MMA, 0-1 BMMA) at bantamweight, and Kevin Boehm (9-5 MMA, 0-1 BMMA) vs. Kai Kamaka (9-5-1 MMA, 3-1 BMMA).

The Boehm vs. Kamaka bout was first reported by BellatorZone.

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With the additions, the Bellator 289 lineup includes:

  • Champion Raufeon Stots vs. Danny Sabatello – bantamweight grand prix semifinal for interim title

  • Champion Liz Carmouche vs. Juliana Velasquez – for women’s flyweight title

  • Magomed Magomedov vs. Patchy Mix – bantamweight grand prix semifinal

  • Anthony Adams vs. Dalton Rosta

  • Chris Gonzalez vs. Shamil Nikaev

  • Cody Law vs. Cris Lencioni

  • Cass Bell vs. Jared Scoggings

  • Mark Lemminger vs. Michael Lombardo

  • Kevin Boehm vs. Kai Kamaka

  • Theo Haig vs. Kareem Kline


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Story originally appeared on MMA Junkie