Bellator MMA is in the state of Washington for the first time in the promotion’s history.
At the Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma, Bellator 283 sees former welterweight champion Douglas Lima take on rising contender Jason Jackson. Lima did miss weight for this so it’s a catchweight. We were supposed to have Patricky ‘Pitbull’ Freire defending his title against Sidney Outlaw in the original main event, but Pitbull is out with injury and instead Outlaw has a really tough fight against the debuting former RIZIN standout Tofiq Musayev, who holds a win over Patricky.
This card also includes super prospect Usman Nurmagomedov against Chris Gonzalez, former UFC heavyweight Marcelo GOlm vs. Davion Franklin, and UFC and Strikeforce veteran Lorenz Larkin against the talented Mukhamed Berkhamov.
Bellator 283 kicks off with a free live stream of the prelims, which can be watched at the top of the page starting at 7 PM ET/4 PM PT. Showtime has the main card at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT. You can watch the main card on Bellator’s YouTube channel if you live in other select international jurisdictions. BBC iPlayer has this card for the United Kingdom viewers.
Main Card (Showtime at 10 p.m. ET)
Jason Jackson def. Douglas Lima by unanimous decision (50-45 x3)
Tofiq Musayev def. Sidney Outlaw via KO (punches) at :27 of Round 1
Usman Nurmagomedov def. Chris Gonzalez via submission (guillotine choke) at 2:54 of Round 1
Mukhamed Berkhamov vs. Lorenz Larkin declared no-contest (unintentional illegal elbow) at 2:52 of Round 1
Marcelo Golm def. Davion Franklin via submission (rear-naked choke) at 4:36 of Round 3
Preliminary card (Online at 7 p.m. ET)
Dalton Rosta def. Romero Cotton via TKO (left hook) at :38 of Round 3
Veta Arteaga def. Vanessa Porto via submission (guillotine choke) at 3:47 of Round 2
Gadzhi Rabadanov def. Bobby King via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Akhmed Magomedov def. Kevin Boehm via submission (rear-naked choke) at 1:16 of Round 1
Roman Faraldo def. Luis Iniguez via KO (punch) at 3:42 of Round 1
Jaylon Bates def. Mark Coates via split decision (30-27, 28-29, 29-28)
Archie Colgan def. Bryan Nuro via TKO (punches) at 1:15 of Round 3
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