Vadim Nemkov retained his Bellator light heavyweight title as he brought the curtain down on the promotion's light heavyweight grand prix with a million-dollar win in Chicago.
The official weigh-ins for Bellator 288 passed off without a hitch as all 26 fighters took to the scale and made weight for their respective bouts at the Wintrust Arena in Chicago.
The Bellator cage makes its long awaited return to the Windy City, with two title fights set to top the card as Chicago plays host to Bellator 288 on Friday, November 18.
Brazilian Bellator icon Patricio Pitbull edged his rematch with A.J. McKee to leave the cage a three-time featherweight title, and leave McKee stunned at the judges’ scorecards.
The stars of Bellator 277 and 279 faced the media at a showpiece press conference in Los Angeles on April 11, and you can recap the event live right here with Fighters Only.
The infamous "Shark Tank" in San Jose, California will play host to two massive title fights as Bellator MMA loads up for a huge event on Friday, April 15.
The final of the Bellator light heavyweight grand prix has been set, with 205-pound champion Vadim Nemkov set to face Corey Anderson in the tournament finale.