Bellator Roundup: Three Fights Join Late January Card

A photo of the Bellator cage inside the Mohegan Sun Arena
Many fights have joined Bellator’s first quarter of 2022 (Lucas Noonan / Bellator MMA)

As Bellator continues to plan out their first few events of the new year, there are numerous new fights to report. The promotion currently has three events on their schedule, and lots of bouts have joined those shows as of late.

Here’s a roundup of all the recent Bellator fight announcements.

Three Fights Join First Bellator Card of 2022

Three more matchups have joined Bellator’s January 29th card, Bellator 273.

After winning his Bellator debut in October, Nikita Mikhailov will return later this month to face Blaine Shutt at bantamweight. Shutt is coming off a loss, having been defeated by UFC alum Erik Perez in May.

Returning after taking his sole pro loss, featherweight prospect Weber Almeida will fight Josh Wright.

Undefeated talent Lucas Brennan will search for his sixth Bellator victory when he meets Ben Lugo. The fight will be Lugo’s first fight in over a year, with his last outing being a loss on LFA 88 from August 2020.

Bellator’s heavyweight titles will be unified in the main event of Bellator 273, as Ryan Bader will face interim titleholder Valentin Moldavsky. The card is also expected to include names like Benson Henderson, Henry Corrales and Darrion Caldwell.

Bellator Announces Nine Fights For February 19th

Bellator revealed a nine-fight lineup for their February 19th card last week. This lineup includes a main event between ranked welterweights Neiman Gracie and Logan Storley.

The card, which will be at the promotion’s unofficial home of the Mohegan Sun Arena, will also have prospects like Jaylon Bates, Mandel Nallo, Davion Franklin, and others.

A report on the full lineup can be read here.

Six More Fights Confirmed For Return To Ireland

Bellator recently unveiled a full lineup for their February 25th event in Ireland, revealing numerous new matchups along with other bouts that were previously reported.

Coming off his first submission win in Bellator, Jornel Lugo will put his undefeated record on the line when facing Brian Moore.

Former UFC fighter Brett Johns will attempt to bounce back from an unsuccessful Bellator debut, meeting undefeated Khurshed Kakhorov at bantamweight.

French talent Abou Tounkara will make his Bellator debut against undefeated SBG Ireland prospect Ciaran Clarke.

Bellator vet Fabian Edwards has the chance to snap a two-fight skid when battling Marian Dimitrov in a middleweight fight.

Riding a six-fight winning streak, Luca Poclit will make his Bellator debut against Stefano Paterno.

Just three months after picking up a finish win on Bellator 270, Danni McCormack will return to face Stephanie Page.

The main event of Bellator 275 is set to have middleweight champion Gegard Mousasi take on undefeated talent Austin Vanderford. Lower on the card, Irish talents Peter Queally, Sinead Kavanagh and Darragh Kelly will get the home-court advantage in fight bookings.

Full Schedule

Bellator 273 – 1/29/22 – Footprint Center, Phoenix, Arizona, USA

Bout 11: Ryan Bader (28-7) vs. Valentin Moldavsky (11-1) (Bellator Heavyweight Championship)

Bout 10: Benson Henderson (28-11) vs. Islam Mamedov (20-1-1) (Lightweight)

Bout 9: Sabah Homasi (15-10-1) vs. Jaleel Willis (15-3) (Welterweight)

Bout 8: Henry Corrales (19-6) vs. Aiden Lee (10-5) (Featherweight)

Bout 7: Darrion Caldwell (14-5) vs. Enrique Barzola (16-5-2) (Bantamweight)

Bout 6: Romero Cotton (5-0) vs. Dalton Rosta (5-0) (Middleweight)

Bout 5: Ben Parrish (5-1) vs. Sullivan Cauley (2-0) (Light Heavyweight)

Bout 4: Saad Awad (24-13) vs. Chris Gonzalez (6-1) (Lightweight)

Bout 3: Nikita Mikhailov (8-1) vs. Blaine Shutt (8-5) (Bantamweight)

Bout 2: Weber Almeida (5-1) vs. Josh Wright (6-3) (Featherweight)

Bout 1: Lucas Brennan (5-0) vs. Ben Lugo (5-4) (Featherweight)

Bellator 274 – 2/19/22 – Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, Connecticut, USA

Bout 9: Neiman Gracie (11-2) vs. Logan Storley (12-1) (Welterweight)

Bout 8: Andrey Koreshkov (24-4) vs. Mukhamed Berkamov (15-1)


Bout 7: Veta Arteaga (6-4) vs. Keri Taylor Melendez (5-0) (Flyweight)

Bout 6: Said Sowma (8-2) vs. Davion Franklin (4-0) (Heavyweight)

Bout 5: Georgi Karakhanyan (31-12-1) vs. Adam Piccolotti (12-4) (Lightweight)

Bout 4: Mandel Nallo (8-1) vs. Nick Browne (12-1) (Lightweight)

Bout 3: Jaylon Bates (4-0) vs. Chris Disonell (6-4) (Bantamweight)

Bout 2: Corey Samuels (3-2) vs. Justin Montalvo (4-0) (Lightweight)

Bout 1: Isaiah Hokit (0-1) vs. Albert Birckhead (0-1) (Featherweight)

Bellator 275 – 2/25/22 – 3Arena Dublin, Dublin, Ireland

Bout 13: Gegard Mousasi (48-7-2) vs. Austin Vanderford (11-0) (Bellator Middleweight Championship)

Bout 12: Peter Queally (13-6-1) vs. Kane Mousah (13-4) (Lightweight)

Bout 11: Leah McCourt (6-1) vs. Sinead Kavanagh (7-5) (Featherweight)

Bout 10: Brian Moore (14-8) vs. Jornel Lugo (7-0) (Bantamweight)

Bout 9: Brett Johns (17-3) vs. Khurshed Kakhorov (8-0) (Bantamweight)

Bout 8: Charlie Leary (17-11-1) vs. Davy Gallon (19-7-2) (Lightweight)

Bout 7: Khasan Magomedsharipov (6-0) vs. Jose Sanchez (11-1) (Featherweight)

Bout 6: Ciaran Clarke (4-0) vs. Abou Tounkara (7-2) (Featherweight)

Bout 5: Fabian Edwards (9-2) vs. Marian Dimitrov (10-2) (Middleweight)

Bout 4: Stefano Paterno (13-4) vs. Luca Poclit (6-1) (Welterweight)

Bout 3: Danni McCormack (5-0) vs. Stephanie Page (5-3) (Strawweight)

Bout 2: Junior Morgan (3-0) vs. Darragh Kelly (0-0) (Lightweight)

Bout 1: Scott Pedersen (1-2) vs. Nathan Kelly (0-0) (Featherweight)

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