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Bellator Completes Televised CBS Card With Four Prelim Fights

The fight card for Bellator’s debut on CBS this year is now complete.

Joining the previously announced main and co-main events will be four featured prelim fights.

Ryan Bader defends his heavyweight title against Fedor Emelianenko from the Kia Forum on Saturday, February 4 live on CBS. The event also streams live on Paramount+ after prelims on YouTube.

Along with Bader vs. Fedor, Johnny Eblen puts his middleweight title on the line vs. Anatoly Tokovo. Rounding out the main card will be the opener, as Sabah Homasi faces Brennan Ward.

On the prelims, Neiman Gracie takes on Michael Lombardo, Lorenz Larkin battles Mukhamed Berkhamov and Henry Corrales faces Akhmed Magomedov.


CBS and Paramount +
Saturday, Feb. 4, 2023 — 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT

Heavyweight World Title Main Event: #C-Ryan Bader (30-7, 1 NC) vs. #3-Fedor Emelianenko (40-6, 1 NC) 

Middleweight World Title Co-Main Event: #C-Johnny Eblen (12-0) vs. #3-Anatoly Tokov (31-3)

Welterweight Bout: #8-Sabah Homasi (17-10) vs. Brennan Ward (16-6)


BELLATOR MMA YouTube Channel | Pluto TV
6 p.m. ET/3 p.m. PT

Welterweight Bout: #7-Neiman Gracie (11-4) vs. Michael Lombardo (13-3, 1 NC)

Welterweight Bout: #8-Lorenz Larkin (24-7, 2 NC) vs. Mukhamed Berkhamov (15-1, 1 NC)

Featherweight Bout: Henry Corrales (20-6) vs. Akhmed Magomedov (10-0, 1 NC)

Heavyweight Bout: #5-Steve Mowry (10-0, 1 NC) vs. Ali Isaev (9-0)

Lightweight Bout: Chris Gonzalez (7-2) vs. Max Rohskopf (7-1)

Light Heavyweight Bout: #6-Grant Neal (7-1) vs. #9-Karl Albrektsson (13-4)

Flyweight Bout: Alejandra Lara (9-6) vs. Diana Avsaragova (5-0)

Bantamweight Bout: Darrion Caldwell (14-6) vs. Nikita Mikhailov (9-2)

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

Featherweight Bout: Isaiah Hokit (2-1) vs. Peter Ishiguro (2-1)

Welterweight Bout: Ethan Hughes (3-0) vs. Yusuf Karakaya (1-0)