The fight card for the upcoming Bellator 297 event is coming together.
Set for June 16 from the Wintrust Arena in Chicago, the main event will see Vadim Nemkov defend his light heavyweight title against Yoel Romero. Also, Patricio Pitbull challenges Sergio Pettis for the bantamweight title.
Among the new additions will be Chicago’s own Daniel James battling Gokhan Saricam along with four unbeaten fighters in action. Those four are Archie Colgan, Norbert Novenyi Jr., Timur Khizriev and Ramazan Kuramagomedov.
BELLATOR 297: NEMKOV VS. ROMERO MAIN CARD:
Friday, June 16 — 9 p.m. ET / 8 p.m. CT / 6 p.m. PT
Light Heavyweight World Title Bout: C-Vadim Nemkov (16-2) vs. #3-Yoel Romero (15-6)
Bantamweight World Title Bout: C-Sergio Pettis (22-5) vs. C-Patricio “Pitbull” (35-5)
Light Heavyweight Bout: #1-Corey Anderson (16-6) vs. #2-Phil Davis (24-6)
Heavyweight Bout: #4-Daniel James (15-6-1) vs. #10-Gokhan Saricam (8-2)
BELLATOR 297: NEMKOV VS. ROMERO PRELIMINARY CARD:
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Friday, June 16 — 6 p.m. ET / 3 p.m. PT
Welterweight Bout: Roman Faraldo (8-1) vs. Bobby Nash (12-4)
Lightweight Bout: #9-Gadzhi Rabadanov (19-4-1) vs. Pieter Buist (17-6)
Welterweight Bout: Jaleel Willis (16-4) vs. Ramazan Kuramagomedov (10-0)
Light Heavyweight Bout: #5-Alex Polizzi (10-2) vs. #7-Karl Moore (11-2)
Lightweight Bout: #10-Archie Colgan (7-0) vs. Emmanuel Sanchez (20-8)
Middleweight Bout: Norbert Novenyi Jr. (6-0) vs. Kamil Oniszczuk (9-2)
Featherweight Bout: #8-Timur Khizriev (12-0) vs. Richie Smullen (10-2-1)