Marcelo Golm vs. Daniel James, Cat Zingano vs. Leah McCourt headline Bellator 293 on March 31

Bellator continues to fill out its schedule for the first quarter of the year with a newly announced event.

The promotion Monday announced Bellator 293 for March 31 at Pechanga Resort Casino in Temecula, Calif. The main card airs on Showtime following prelims on MMA Junkie.

In the headliner, Marcelo Golm (10-3 MMA, 2-0 BMMA) will meet Daniel James (14-6-1 MMA, 2-0 BMMA) in a heavyweight clash that will see the winner try to take the next step toward a title shot.

There will be similar stakes in the co-headliner with women’s featherweight contenders Cat Zingano (13-4 MMA, 3-0 BMMA) and Leah McCourt (7-2 MMA, 6-1 BMMA) set for a showdown that could vault the winner into a title bout against champion Cris Cyborg.

Those fights were among the seven additions to the Bellator 293 lineup, which now includes:

MAIN CARD (Showtime, 10 p.m. ET)

  • Marcelo Golm vs. Daniel James

  • Leah McCourt vs. Cat Zingano

  • Aaron Jeffery vs. John Salter

  • Rustam Khabilov vs. Jaleel Willis


  • Archie Colgan vs. Justin Montalvo

  • Nick Browne vs. Mike Hamel

  • Mandel Nallo vs. Jay Jay Wilson

Story originally appeared on MMA Junkie