The journey from BELLATOR 1 to BELLATOR 300 has been an illustrious one, spanning 5,300 days and witnessing nearly 3,500 MMA battles. On October 7th, 2023, San Diego’s Pechanga Arena will host the pinnacle of over 14 years of mixed martial arts excellence. This historic event will feature, for the first time ever, four massive world championship fights.
Ryan Bader vs. Linton Vassell: Heavyweight Clash
BELLATOR’s reigning Heavyweight World Champion, Ryan Bader (31-7, 1 NC), will defend his belt in a highly-anticipated rematch against the No. 1-ranked contender, Linton Vassell (23-8, 1 NC). Bader, the first athlete to wear two division championship belts simultaneously, seeks his fourth consecutive heavyweight title defence. At 40, Bader looks to extend his unmatched longevity atop the heavyweight division against Vassell, six years after their first encounter.
Cris Cyborg vs. Cat Zingano: Featherweight Showdown
The world’s top pound-for-pound female fighter and current BELLATOR featherweight champion, Cris Cyborg (26-2, 1 NC), will face the No. 1-ranked contender, Cat Zingano (14-4), in a grudge match of epic proportions. Cyborg, MMA’s only Grand Slam Champion, returns to action after a year as an undefeated professional boxer. She looks to add another defence to her legendary career. Zingano, a fan favourite, aims to capture her first championship belt and silence Cyborg.
Usman Nurmagomedov vs. Brent Primus: Lightweight World Grand Prix
In the $1,000,000 BELLATOR Lightweight World Grand Prix, champion Usman Nurmagomedov (17-0) puts his undefeated record and title on the line against former champion and No. 4-ranked Brent Primus (12-3) in a semifinal matchup. Nurmagomedov, the cousin of MMA legend Khabib Nurmagomedov, continues his ascent to greatness. Primus, the dark horse of the tournament, aims for a life-changing victory.
Liz Carmouche vs. Ilima-Lei Macfarlane: Flyweight Title Battle
Flyweight World Champion Liz Carmouche (19-7) seeks her fourth consecutive title defence against her longtime friend and training partner, Ilima-Lei Macfarlane (13-2). Carmouche, the No. 2-ranked pound-for-pound female talent, has been unstoppable since joining BELLATOR. Macfarlane, “The Ilimanator,” returns for a shot at the title she held for over three years, setting the stage for an intense showdown.
How to Watch Bellator 300 in the UK
UK fans, gear up for an exhilarating night of MMA action as Bellator 300 unfolds. To catch all the action live, you can tune in to BBC iPlayer. The broadcast is scheduled for 3 a.m. UK time on Saturday, October 7th, 2023. Don’t miss this historic event featuring four world championship fights, including Cris Cyborg defending her featherweight title and Usman Nurmagomedov’s lightweight title defence. Set your alarms and get ready for a thrilling night of mixed martial arts action on BBC iPlayer.
Bellator 300 Fight Card
- Ryan Bader vs. Linton Vassell; Heavyweight Title Fight
- Cris Cyborg vs. Cat Zingano; Featherweight Title Fight
- Usman Nurmagomedov vs. Brent Primus; Lightweight World Grand Prix Semifinal
- Liz Carmouche vs. Ilima-Lei Macfarlane; Flyweight Title Fight
- Davion Franklin vs. Slim Trabelsi; Heavyweight
- Henry Corrales vs. Kai Kamaka III; Featherweight
- Sara McMann vs. Leah McCourt; Women’s Featherweight
- Ilara Joanne vs. Jena Bishop; Women’s Flyweight
- Bobby Seronio III vs. Alberto Garcia; Bantamweight
- Grant Neal vs. Romero Cotton; Middleweight
- Sergio Cossio vs. Jesse Roberts; Lightweight
- Mukhamed Berkhamov vs. Herman Terrado; Catchweight (180lbs)
- Dovletdzhan Yagshimuradov vs. Maciej Rozanski; Light Heavyweight
- Dmytrii Hrytsenko vs. Justin Montalvo; Catchweight (160lbs)
- Bryce Meredith vs. Miguel Peimbert; Bantamweight
- Lorrany Santos vs. Jackie Cataline; Women’s Featherweight
- Josh Hokit vs. Spencer Smith; Heavyweight