SAN DIEGO (October 2, 2023) – One portion of the BELLATOR 300 main card has been cancelled, with the news that Linton Vassell has been forced to withdraw from his rematch this week with current BELLATOR Heavyweight Champion, Ryan Bader.
The SHOWTIME-televised main card portion of BELLATOR’s historic 300th eventwill proceed as a trio of world title matchups, featuring the one-million-dollar BELLATOR Lightweight World Grand Prix Semifinal between undefeated champion Usman Nurmagomedov (17-0) and current No. 4-ranked Brent Primus (12-3). The co-main event will feature the top pound-for-pound female fighter in the world and current BELLATOR featherweight world champion Cris Cyborg (26-2, 1 NC) going up against No. 1-ranked Cat Zingano (14-4) in what can best be described as a grudge match between two of the most recognizable athletes on the planet. Finally, two of San Diego’s top fighters collide as Liz Carmouche (19-7) defends her belt against former World Champion and No. 2-ranked Ilima-Lei Macfarlane (13-2) in a highly anticipated battle between two close friends and training partners.
BELLATOR 300 will air live in the US on SHOWTIME this Saturday, October 7, at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT. The preliminary card will begin at 6:30 p.m. ET/3:30 p.m. PT and will air on the BELLATOR YouTube and Pluto TV Channels.
Tickets for the historic event are on sale now at AXS.com and Bellator.com.
BELLATOR 300 Main Card:
Saturday, October 7 – Live on SHOWTIME
Pechanga Arena in San Diego, CA
10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT
Lightweight World Title Triple Main Event: C-Usman Nurmagomedov (17-0) vs. #4-Brent Primus (12-3)
Featherweight World Title Triple Main Event: C-Cris Cyborg (26-2, 1 NC) vs. #1-Cat Zingano (14-4)
Flyweight World Title Triple Main Event: C-Liz Carmouche (19-7) vs. #2-Ilima-Lei Macfarlane (13-2)
BELLATOR 300 Preliminary Card:
BELLATOR MMA YouTube channel | SHOWTIME Sports YouTube channel | Pluto TV
6:30 p.m. ET/3:30 p.m. PT
Heavyweight Bout: #9-Davion Franklin (6-1) vs. Slim Trabelsi (5-0)
Featherweight Bout: #10-Henry Corrales (21-6) vs. Kai Kamaka III (11-5-1)
Featherweight Bout: #2-Sara McMann (14-6) vs. #5-Leah McCourt (7-3)
Flyweight Bout: #10-Ilara Joanne (11-7) vs. Jena Bishop (5-0)
Bantamweight Bout: Bobby Seronio III (3-0) vs. Alberto Garcia (2-0)
Middleweight Bout: #9-Romero Cotton (6-1) vs. Grant Neal (8-1)
Lightweight Bout: Sergio Cossio (25-8-1) vs. Jesse Roberts (6-0)
180-PoundContractweight Bout: Mukhamed Berkhamov (14-1, 1 NC) vs. Herman Terrado (15-5-1)
Light Heavyweight Bout: Doveltdzhan Yagshimuradov (20-7-1) vs. Maciej Rozanski (14-4)
Lightweight Bout: Chris Gonzalez (8-3) vs. Dmytrii Hrytsenko (8-0)
Bantamweight Bout: Bryce Meredith (4-0) vs. Miguel Peimbert (1-2)
Featherweight Bout: Lorrany Santos (6-1) vs. Jackie Cataline (3-3)