The Bellator cage heads to the Windy City this Friday night with a 16-fight card ready to rock the Wintrust Arena in Chicago.
Bellator vs. Rizin 2: Patricky Pitbull finishes Rizin champ Roberto Souza to reach Grand Prix semi-finals
Former Bellator lightweight champion Patricky Pitbull took his late-notice opponent change in his stride, then chopped down his new foe to progress to the semi-finals of the Bellator Lightweight World Grand Prix.
It took Usman Nurmagomedov just five fights in the Bellator cage to become the promotion's lightweight champion.
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.
Former Rizin lightweight grand prix champion Tofiq Musayev may only be one fight into his Bellator career, but the Azerbaijani fighter has his sights set on the Bellator lightweight title, and a rematch with a familiar foe.
Newly-crowned Bellator lightweight champion Patricky Pitbull will play a starring role at the top of the fight card at Bellator 283 on Friday, July 22.
Check out the best shots from cageside at the 3Arena as Patricky Pitbull defeated Peter Queally to capture the vacant lightweight title at Bellator 270 in Dublin, Ireland.
Patricky Pitbull silenced the Dublin crowd as he stopped Peter Queally and picked up where his brother left off by capturing the vacant lightweight title at Bellator 270.