The Bellator 288 fight card is set to go down this Friday, November 18, 2022 live from the Wintrust Arena in Chicago, IL. This fight card features two title fights, when light heavyweight champion Vadim Nemkov faces Corey Anderson, and lightweight champion Patricky Pitbul faces the undefeated Usman Nurmagomedov.
The light heavyweight champion, Vadim Nemkov and Corey Anderson faced each other in April of this year at Bellator 277. That fight was ruled a no contest after an unintentional headbutt ended the fight. Many questions will hopefully get answered when these two meet again.
The lightweight championship will also be up for grabs when champion Patricky Pitbull meets undefeated Usman Nurmagomedov. The champion is back to defend his belt after a year away. Nurmagomedov looks to continue his impressive, three in a row, first round stoppages. Ring rust could play a factor but if the champs fight camp holds up then we should be in for a great contest.
Bellator 288 Fight Card
Main Card (airing on Showtime 9:00pm ET)
Vadim Nemkov #c (15-2-0) vs Corey Anderson (16-5-0) – light heavyweight championship bout
Patricky Pitbull #c (24-10-0) vs Usman Nurmagomedov (15-0-0) – lightweight world championship
Daniel Weichel (42-13-0) vs Timur Khizriev (11-0-0) – featherweight feature bout
Tyrell Fortune (12-2-0) vs Daniel James (13-6-1) – heavyweight feature bout
Roman Faraldo (8-0-0) vs Levan Chokheli (10-2-0) – welterweight feature bout
Prelims (airing on Showtime 6:00pm ET)
Wladmir Gouvea (0-0-0) vs Kory Moegenburg (1-3-0) – heavyweight bout
Isaiah Hokit (1-1-0) vs Matias Nader (3-0-0) – featherweight bout
Laird Anderson (2-0-0) vs Rob Fenicle (2-0-0) – featherweight bout
Jordan Newman (4-0-0) vs Jayden Taulker (2-2-0) – middleweight bout
Sullivan Cauley (4-0-0) vs Jay Radick (3-0-0) – light heavyweight bout
Lucas Brennan (7-0-0) vs Nick Talavera (5-1-0) – featherweight bout
Archie Colgan (5-0-0) vs Jesse Hannam (2-1-0) – lightweight bout
Killys Mota (13-3-0) vs Jairo Pacheco (7-0-0) – lightweight bout
Imamshafi Aliev (7-0-0) vs Sean Fallon (16-7-0) – middleweight bout
Otto Rodrigues (13-1-0) vs Khasan Askhabov (23-2-0) – featherweight bout
That wraps it up for the Bellator 288 fight card. Be sure to tune in when the event goes live Friday, November 18th, 2022 with prelims at 6:00 PM ET. It should be a great night of fights.
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