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Bellator 288: Fight Card For Chicago Is Locked In

Two championship fights are set for the upcoming Bellator 288 event in Chicago, which will air live on Showtime.

The fight card for Bellator 288 later this month is now official.

Set for November 18 from Chicago, the event features two title fights inside the Wintrust Arena.

In the main event, Vadim Nemkov defends his light heavyweight title against Corey Anderson. It will also be the finals of the Bellator Light Heavyweight Grand Prix.

Patricky Pitbull puts his lightweight title on the line against Usman Nurmagomedov in the co-mian event.

The main card will air live on Showtime with prelims streaming on YouTube.

Rounding out the main card will be Daniel Weichel vs. Timur Khizriev, Tyrell Fortune vs. Daniel James and Roman Faraldo vs. Levan Chokheli.

Among the bouts added to the prelims includes Killys Mota facing Jairo Pacheco and Sullivan Cauley battling Jay Radick.

BELLATOR 288: NEMKOV VS. ANDERSON 2/PITBULL VS. NURMAGOMEDOV

MAIN CARD

SHOWTIME

Friday, Nov. 18 – 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT

Light Heavyweight World Grand Prix Final: C-Vadim Nemkov (15-2, 1 NC) vs. #1-Corey Anderson (16-5, 1 NC)

Lightweight World Title Bout: C-Patricky Pitbull (24-10) vs. #1-Usman Nurmagomedov (15-0)

Featherweight Bout: #7-Daniel Weichel (42-13) vs. Timur Khizriev (11-0)

Heavyweight Bout: #5-Tyrell Fortune (12-2, 1 NC) vs. Daniel James (13-6-1)

Welterweight Bout: #10-Roman Faraldo (8-0) vs. Levan Chokheli (10-2, 1 NC)

PRELIMINARY CARD

BELLATOR MMA YouTube Channel | SHOWTIME Sports YouTube Channel | Pluto TV

6 p.m. ET / 3 p.m. PT

Featherweight Bout: Otto Rodrigues (13-1) vs. Khasan Askhabov (23-2)

Middleweight Bout: Imamshafi Aliev (8-0) vs. Sean Fallon (16-7)

Lightweight Bout: Killys Mota (13-3) vs. Jairo Pachecho (7-0)

Bantamweight Bout: Jaylon Bates (6-0) vs. Jornel Lugo (8-1)

Lightweight Bout: Archie Colgan (5-0) vs. Jesse Hannam (2-1)

Featherweight Bout: #10-Lucas Brennan (7-0) vs. Nick Talavera (5-1)

Light Heavyweight Bout: #10-Sullivan Cauley (4-0) vs. Jay Radick (3-0)

Middleweight Bout: Jordan Newman (4-0) vs. Jayden Taulker (2-2)

Featherweight Bout: Laird Anderson (2-0) vs. Rob Fenicle (2-2)

Featherweight Bout: Isaiah Hokit (1-1) vs. Matias Nader (3-0)

Heavyweight Bout: Wladmir Gouvea (Debut) vs. Kory Moegenburg (2-3)

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