Bellator 228 Live : Pitbull might be the greatest fighter in Bellator history, and he’s showing no signs of slowing down. The Brazilian will defend his featherweight title against the dangerous Juan Archuleta in the main event. Pitbull also owns the Bellator Lightweight championship. This bout isn’t just for the title, it’s also a first-round match in the Bellator Featherweight Grand Prix.
Here’s how you can watch…
Date: Saturday, September 28
Time: 7:30 pm ET prelims and 10 pm ET for main card
Live Stream: DAZN
No matter how things shake out, the winner of the tournament will be the champion because the road runs through Pitbull. That main event would be enough to get fans’ attention, but the other first-round matches add another layer of appeal.
We’ll also see the promising AJ McKee facing Georgi Kharakhanyan, former Bellator Bantamweight champion Darrion Caldwell against Henry Corrales, and Daniel Weichel vs. Saul Rogers.
In addition to the Bellator Featherweight Grand Prix action, we’ll also see an important fight in the middleweight division. Former champion Gegard Mousasi faces former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Lyoto Machida.
At the Bellator 228 weigh-ins, 32 fighters step on to the scale for the event, which takes place Saturday night at The Forum in Inglewood, Calif. MMA Fighting has video of the official weigh-ins above.
In the main event, former middleweight champion Gegard Mousasi rematches ex-UFC champ Lyoto Machida, who seeks his third straight win under the Bellator banner.
In the co-headliner, Bellator featherweight champion Patricio “Pitbull” Freire defends his title against Juan Archuleta. Both will have to make the championship limit of 145 pounds.