Bellator lightweight champion Patricky Pitbull will defend his title this summer at Bellator 283.
Pitbull will meet No. 1 contender Sidney Outlaw in the main event. The card takes place July 22 from the Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma, Washington.
In the co-main event, former champion Douglas Lima meets Jason Jackson, while Usman Nurmagomedov collides with Chris Gonzalez.
One of the biggest stars in MMA, Pitbull has thrilled fight fans for over a decade inside the BELLATOR arena with his thunderous power and all-action fighting style. The Brazilian knockout artist, 36, has shared the cage with the likes of Benson Henderson, Roger Huerta, Michael Chandler, and Eddie Alvarez, capturing the lightweight title with a second-round stoppage of fan-favorite Peter Queally in November 2021.
Outlaw, 30, rose to prominence on the regional scene by dominating an impressive slate of opponents and scoring a bevy of highlight-reel submission victories and the Pennsylvania native hasn’t missed a beat since joining the roster.
Lima, 34, has spent over a decade solidifying his place among BELLATOR MMA’s most accomplished and notable fighters. Jackson, 31, is on an absolute tear in the BELLATOR welterweight division.
BELLATOR 283: PITBULL VS. OUTLAW MAIN CARD:
Friday, July 22 — 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT
Lightweight Championship Fight: C-Patricky ‘Pitbull’ Freire (24-10) vs. #1-Sidney Outlaw (16-4)
Welterweight Co-Main Event: #3-Douglas Lima (32-10) vs. #4-Jason Jackson (15-4)
Lightweight Bout: #4-Usman Nurmagomedov (14-0) vs. Chris Gonzalez (7-1)
BELLATOR 283: PITBULL VS. OUTLAW PRELIMINARY CARD:
BELLATOR MMA YouTube channel | SHOWTIME Sports YouTube channel | Pluto TV
7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT
Lightweight Bout: Adam Piccolotti (13-4) vs. Tofiq Musayev (18-4)
Middleweight Bout: #7-Romero Cotton (6-0) vs. #8-Dalton Rosta (6-0)
Lightweight Bout: #10-Gadzhi Rabadanov (17-4-2) vs. Bobby King (12-4)