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.
Ahead of Bellator 270, Simon Head takes a look at four key questions that will be answered when the fighters take to the cage on what promises to be a wild night in Dublin.
Bellator 270 weigh-ins: Queally and Pitbull hit their marks as lightweight title fight made official
The battle for the vacant Bellator lightweight title is officially on after contenders Peter Queally and Patricky Pitbull both successfully made weight for their 155-pound world title clash in Dublin, Ireland.
Peter Queally says his cardio, and his hometown advantage, will play a huge part when he faces Patricky Pitbull for the Bellator lightweight title at Bellator 270.