Bellator 283: Several Prospects Added To Upcoming Fight Card

Bellator has loaded up the prelims for this Friday night with several top prospects, as Douglas Lima fights Jason Jackson in the main event.

Friday night’s Bellator 283 event has added several rising prospects.

The event features Douglas Lima vs. Jason Jackson live on Showtime. The card goes down from Tacoma, Washington.

Dalton Rosta’s nickname, “Hercules,” is as fitting as it is intimidating. The undefeated middleweight has been dominant throughout his Bellator tenure, outclassing increasingly experienced opposition as he climbed into the divisional rankings.

Looking to spoil Rosta’s evening this Friday will be Romero Cotton. A former three-time NCAA DII national wrestling champion at the University of Nebraska-Kearney, Cotton has some of the most credentialed wrestling in all of mixed martial arts.

There are three main ways to win an MMA fight: knockout, submission, and decision. Unfortunately for his previous opponents, it doesn’t seem like anyone told 29-year-old Roman Faraldo about the latter two; the Key West, Florida, native has won all seven of his professional bouts by knockout, all but two of which came in the first round.

After completing a remarkable amateur career, Jaylon Bates (5-0) signed with Bellator with the hopes of establishing himself as one of the sport’s top emerging talents. Five fights into his tenure, he’s done exactly that. “New Breed” has won his last four fights by submission, showing continued leaps in his development made at Team Bodyshop each time out.

Archie Colgan represents Bellator’s continued investment in the development of world-class wrestling talent into MMA stars. The former University of Wyoming wrestling standout holds a Big-12 title and a United World Wrestling junior national championship among his extensive accolades as an amateur. T

Russia’s Akhmed Magomedov developed a fearsome reputation overseas by dominating opponents across the Middle East. The Dagestani has four submission wins to his name along with a knockout, bringing his fight-finishing rate to an impressive 62.5%.

Friday, July 22 — 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT

Welterweight Main Event: #3-Douglas Lima (32-10) vs. #4-Jason Jackson (15-4)
Lightweight Co-Main Event: #1-Sidney Outlaw (16-4) vs. Tofiq Musayev (18-4)
Lightweight Bout: #3-Usman Nurmagomedov (14-0) vs. Chris Gonzalez (7-1)
Welterweight Bout: Lorenz Larkin (24-7) vs. Mukhamed Berkhamov (15-1)
Heavyweight Bout: #8-Davion Franklin (5-0) vs. Marcelo Golm (9-3)

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7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT

Middleweight Bout: #7-Romero Cotton (6-0) vs. #8-Dalton Rosta (6-0)
Flyweight Bout: #5-Veta Arteaga (6-4) vs. #7-Vanessa Porto (23-9)
Featherweight Bout: Akhmed Magomedov (8-0, 1 NC) vs. Kevin Boehm (9-4)
Lightweight Bout: #9-Gadzhi Rabadanov (17-4-2) vs. Bobby King (12-4)
Welterweight Bout: Roman Faraldo (7-0) vs. Luis Iniguez (5-1)
Bantamweight Bout: Jaylon Bates (5-0) vs. Mark Coates (10-7)
160-lb. Catchweight Bout: Archie Colgan (4-0) vs. Bryan Nuro (8-4)

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