High-ranked featherweights Adam Borics and Mads Burnell will get the main event spotlight on March 11th, as they will headline a Bellator card from The Family Arena in St. Louis, Missouri, USA.
The Borics and Burnell main event fight was among four matchups announced by the promotion Wednesday.
Borics has put together an impressive record of eight wins and one loss since joining the Bellator roster in 2017. His last appearance was in April 2021, where he beat UFC veteran Jeremy Kennedy via decision.
The upcoming main event gives Borics the opportunity to beat another former UFC fighter.
Burnell, a three-fight UFC alum, is currently on a six-fight winning streak that includes three Bellator appearances. His last appearance saw him defeat a notable Bellator name in Emmanuel Sanchez via unanimous decision.
Davis vs. Anglickas Set For Co-Main, Other Bellator Regulars Expected
Experienced light heavyweight Phil Davis will meet Julius Anglickas in the co-main event.
Davis spoiled the Bellator debut of Yoel Romero last year, defeating him via split decision in September. This put Davis back into the win column after losing in the opening round of the 2021 Bellator Light Heavyweight Grand Prix against current champ Vadim Nemkov.
Anglickas served as an alternate for the second round of that tournament and was utilized after Anthony Johnson had to withdraw from his semi-final bout against Nemkov.
Anglickas was given his first pro loss in that appearance, getting submitted in the fourth round to conclude a dominant performance from Nemkov.
Before then, Anglickas had three wins in Bellator.
Lower on the card, undefeated lightweight prospect Jay Jay Wilson will get a big test when he meets Gadzhi Rabadanov.
Wilson has earned seven wins in Bellator. His most recent fight was a finish win against Pedro Carvalho in April 2021. Wilson was expected to return for an August fight last year, although that bout was thrown out after he missed the featherweight limit by four pounds. He is now up a weight class at lightweight.
Rabadanov won his Bellator debut in July, stopping Daniel Carey within a round due to strikes.
In another light heavyweight fight expected for the card, Alex Polizzi and Jose Augusto Azevedo will meet.
Azevedo served as a short-notice fighter in Bellator’s light heavyweight tourney last year, losing in May to Anthony Johnson. Before then he had a winning streak that included his Bellator debut.
Polizzi has won three of his four Bellator appearances thus far. He handed Grant Neal his first pro loss in his last outing, beating him via split decision.
Bout 4: Adam Borics (17-1) vs. Mads Burnell (16-3) (Featherweight)
Bout 3: Phil Davis (23-6) vs. Julius Anglickas (10-2) (Light Heavyweight)
Bout 2: Jay Jay Wilson (8-0) vs. Gadzhi Rabadanov (16-4-2) (Lightweight)
Bout 1: Alex Polizzi (9-1) vs. Jose Augusto Azevedo (7-3) (Light Heavyweight)