Bellator 2022 MMA schedule: Vadim Nemkov vs. Corey Anderson 2, Raufeon Stots vs. Danny Sabatello on tap

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Bellator MMA has some of its best fighters in the lineup to close out 2022. A hopefully definitive conclusion to the Light Heavyweight Grand Prix, next steps for the World Bantamweight Grand Prix and an exciting crossover show with Rizin are all scheduled for the promotion’s final three events this year.

October featured a big Bellator 286 card that saw rivals Patricio Pitbull and AJ McKee emerge victorious in the main event and co-main event, respectively. October ended with an interesting newcomer to the lightweight division. High-profile regional prospect Mansour Barnaoui made his Bellator 287 debut on October 29, thrashing Adam Piccolotti and calling for a spot in next year’s World Lightweight Grand Prix.

The promotion now turns to Bellator 288 on November 18. The 205-pound Grand Prix was unable to determine a winner in April. Vadim Nemkov vs. Corey Anderson was declared a draw after an accidental clash of heads opened up a massive gash on Nemkov’s head at the end of round 3. Had the round been completed, a technical decision would have been rendered. Instead, the title remains with Nemkov and the $1 million prize is still up for grabs. The finalists must face each other in Chicago. Additionally, lightweight champion Patricky Pitbull should have his hands full in the co-main event of Bellator 288. He will likely end up as the underdog when he fights undefeated No. 1 contender Usman Nurmagomedov.

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Bellator has two events scheduled for December. The Bantamweight World Grand Prix continues with interim champion Raufeon Stots taking on Danny Sabatello on December 9. Representing Bellator are featherweight champion Patricio, former featherweight champion McKee, former bantamweight champions Juan Archuleta and Kyoji Horiguchi, and one additional fighter yet to be announced.

Be sure to check back to this page to stay up to date with upcoming Bellator events throughout the year.

Upcoming Bellator MMA schedule

Bellator 288 November 18 Vadim Nemkov (c) against Corey Anderson Light heavyweight title Chicago Show time
Bellator 289 December 9 Raufeon Stots (c) vs. Danny Sabatello Bantamweight World Grand Prix Uncasville, Connecticut Show time
Bellator MMA vs. Rizin December 31st Roberto Satoshi Souza vs. AJ McKee Lightweight Tokyo, Japan Show time

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