After the historic Bellator 300 mega-event in San Diego, fans of mixed martial arts are in for another treat as Bellator returns to the Windy City for an action-packed event on Friday, November 17th. Bellator 301: Amosov vs. Jackson will be broadcast live on Showtime, and it's poised to be a night of unforgettable fights.
Headlining the Event: Amosov vs. Jackson
The main event features an exciting showdown between undefeated welterweight champion Yaroslav Amosov and the No. 2-ranked contender, Jason Jackson. Amosov boasts an incredible 27-0 record and aims to chase the longest undefeated streak in MMA history, currently held by the legendary Khabib Nurmagomedov at 29 wins. Jackson, with his 7-1 Bellator record, is determined to put an end to Amosov's reign and secure the welterweight title.
Unification Bout: Pettis vs. Mix
Adding to the star power of the evening is a battle for unification in the bantamweight division. World champion Sergio Pettis, with a record of 23-5, is set to face the 135-pound World Grand Prix tournament winner and interim champion, Patchy Mix (18-1). This match promises to deliver high-level skills and fireworks inside the cage.
High-Stakes Lightweight Clash: Pitbull vs. Shabliy
In a high-stakes, five-round bout, former lightweight titlist Patricky Pitbull will face off against the No. 2-ranked Alexander Shabliy. The winner of this bout will advance to meet the victor of the October 7th matchup between Lightweight World Champion Usman Nurmagomedov and Brent Primus, creating anticipation for an explosive showdown.
Feud Renewed: Stots vs. Sabatello
Every memorable card needs a bit of animosity, and that's precisely what we'll get when Raufeon Stots and Danny Sabatello meet once again in a rematch during the main card of Bellator 301. With history between them dating back to 2022, these two fighters are sure to bring their A-game and settle their score.
Preliminary Card: Undercard Excitement
The excitement doesn't end with the main card, as the preliminary card boasts an impressive lineup of its own:
1. A flyweight contest featuring former title challenger Denise Kielholtz (7-5) against undefeated Sumiko Inaba (6-0).
2. A featherweight tilt between Timur Khizriev (13-0) and Justin Gonzales (14-2).
3. A 155-pound bout with Mike Hamel (11-5) facing off against Tim Wilde (16-4-1).
4. A 160-pound contract weight bout between Islam Mamedov (22-3-1) and Killys Mota (15-3).
5. Two heavyweight bouts, the first featuring Tyrell Fortune (13-3) against Marcelo Golm (10-4), and the second with Chicagoan Daniel James (15-7-1) taking on the undefeated Ali Isaev (9-0-1).
As Bellator makes its triumphant return to the Windy City, MMA fans can expect an unforgettable night of intense action and fierce competition. With multiple title fights and an undercard filled with rising stars, Bellator 301 is an event no fight enthusiast should miss. Mark your calendars and get ready for a night of epic battles inside the cage.