Bellator’s 2022 schedule has received some changes over the past seven days. This inclues some major additions to their next London card, and a new co-main event for next week’s show.
This week’s “Bellator Roundup” has all of the recent developments summarized for you.
UFC Alum Rencountre Takes Short-Notice Fight Against Koreshkov
Former UFC fighter Chance Rencountre has replaced Mukhamed Berkhamov in a co-main event bout against Andrey Koreshkov. The new fight is scheduled to take place at Bellator 274 on February 19th.
The new matchup was confirmed on social media accounts of both Rencountre and Koreshkov on Tuesday.
Rencountre had a short UFC run that resulted in two wins through four appearances. He left the promotion in 2019 after a loss to Lyman Good.
Rencountre has suceeded in his return to the regional scene, scoring two submission wins in 2021.
Koreshkov, a Bellator veteran, is coming off a successful 2021 that saw him score two wins. His last fight was a decision victory over Sabah Homasi in August.
Four Fights Join Bellator London
Four matchups have recently joined Bellator’s May 13th card in London, England. The fights will take place at the OVO Arena, a venue which was previously known the SSE Arena.
The biggest fight of all recently confirmed matchups is a pairing between former champ Douglas Lima and rising contender Jason Jackson.
Lima, a former Bellator Welterweight Champion, is currently on a three-fight losing streak. His last defeat came in October, where Michael Page avenged a prior loss against him.
Jackson is currently on a strong five-fight winning streak in Bellator. His last victory came over veteran Paul Daley, who he beat on scorecards last year.
Lower on the card, three more matchups are expected:
Searching for his third Bellator win, undefeated Luke Trainer will return to face Simon Biyong in a light heavyweight bout. Biyong lost his Bellator debut last year to Christian Edwards.
Experienced lightweights will clash when Tim Wilde and Alfie Davis meet in May.
Kate Jackson will make her return when facing Elina Kallionidou. Jackson last fought in late 2020, where Denise Kielholtz scored a first-minute stoppage victory over her. Kallionidou snapped a two-fight skid in her last showing, submitting Petra Castkova in October with a heel hook.
Bellator currently have four events in their 2022 schedule. This includes two events expected for later this month.
Bellator 274 – 2/19/22 – Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, Connecticut, USA
Bout 14: Neiman Gracie (11-2) vs. Logan Storley (12-1) (Welterweight)
Bout 13: Andrey Koreshkov (24-4) vs. Chance Rencountre (16-4) (Welterweight)
Bout 12: Said Sowma (8-2) vs. Davion Franklin (4-0) (Heavyweight)
Bout 11: Georgi Karakhanyan (31-12-1) vs. Adam Piccolotti (12-4) (Lightweight)
Bout 10: Mandel Nallo (8-1) vs. Nick Browne (12-1) (Lightweight)
Bout 9: Jaylon Bates (4-0) vs. Chris Disonell (6-4) (Bantamweight)
Bout 8: Corey Samuels (3-2) vs. Justin Montalvo (4-0) (Lightweight)
Bout 7: Christian Edwards (5-1) vs. Kevin Haley (6-6) (Light Heavyweight)
Bout 6: Aviv Gozali (6-0) vs. Bobby King (10-4) (Lightweight)
Bout 5: DeAnna Bennett (11-7-1) vs. Justine Kish (7-4) (Flyweight)
Bout 4: Brennan Ward (14-6) vs. Brandon Bell (10-10) (Catchweight 175 lbs)
Bout 3: Jordan Newman (3-0) vs. Cody Herbert (2-0) (Middleweight)
Bout 2: Isaiah Hokit (0-1) vs. Theodore Macuka (1-2) (Featherweight)
Bout 1: Orlando Mendoza (0-1) vs. Jonathan Di Lorenzo (1-0) (Welterweight)
Bellator 275 – 2/25/22 – 3Arena Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Bout 14: Gegard Mousasi (48-7-2) vs. Austin Vanderford (11-0) (Bellator Middleweight Championship)
Bout 13: Peter Queally (13-6-1) vs. Kane Mousah (13-4) (Lightweight)
Bout 12: Leah McCourt (6-1) vs. Sinead Kavanagh (7-5) (Featherweight)
Bout 11: Brian Moore (14-8) vs. Jornel Lugo (7-0) (Bantamweight)
Bout 10: Brett Johns (17-3) vs. Khurshed Kakhorov (8-0) (Bantamweight)
Bout 9: Charlie Leary (17-11-1) vs. Davy Gallon (19-7-2) (Lightweight)
Bout 8: Khasan Magomedsharipov (6-0) vs. Jose Sanchez (11-1) (Featherweight)
Bout 7: Ciaran Clarke (4-0) vs. Abou Tounkara (7-2) (Featherweight)
Bout 6: Fabian Edwards (9-2) vs. Marian Dimitrov (10-2) (Middleweight)
Bout 5: Stefano Paterno (13-4) vs. Luca Poclit (6-1) (Welterweight)
Bout 4: Danni McCormack (5-0) vs. Stephanie Page (5-3) (Strawweight)
Bout 3: Junior Morgan (3-0) vs. Darragh Kelly (0-0) (Lightweight)
Bout 2: Scott Pedersen (1-2) vs. Nathan Kelly (0-0) (Featherweight)
Bout 1: Lee Hammond (1-0) vs. Jamie Hay (2-0) (Lightweight)
Bellator Paris – 5/6/22 – Accor Arena, Paris , France
Bout 1: Ryan Bader (29-7) vs. Cheick Kongo (31-11-2) (Bellator Heavyweight Championship)
Bellator London – 5/13/22 – OVO Arena, London, England
Bout 7: Yaroslav Amosov (26-0) vs. Michael Page (20-1) (Bellator Welterweight Championship)
Bout 6: Douglas Lima (32-10) vs. Jason Jackson (15-4) (Welterweight)
Bout 5: Denise Kielholtz (6-3) vs. Kana Watanabe (10-1-1) (Flyweight)
Bout 4: Luke Trainer (5-0) vs. Simon Biyong (7-2) (Light Heavyweight)
Bout 3: Daniel Weichel (41-13) vs. Robert Whiteford (16-4) (Featherweight)
Bout 2: Alfie Davis (11-5-1) vs. Tim Wilde (14-4) (Lightweight)
Bout 1: Kate Jackson (11-5-1) vs. Elina Kallionidou (8-4) (Flyweight)