Bellator 301 heads to the Wintrust Arena in Chicago this Friday night with two championship matches on the docket. In the main event, Yaroslav Amosov meets Jason Jackson for the welterweight title, with a bantamweight unification match also in store between Sergio Pettis and Patchy Mix.
We have arrived at Bellator 301 fight week with two championship matches lined up.
In the main event, Yaroslav Amosov puts his welterweight title up for grabs against No. 2 ranked contender Jason Jackson live from the Wintrust Arena in Chicago. The main card airs on Showtime with prelims streaming live on YouTube.
Amosov, a 30-year-old from Ukraine, is unbeaten over 27 professional fights. He won the Bellator title in 2021 with a decision over Douglas Lima and defended it this past February in a unification match vs. Logan Storley.
His challenger, Jackson, enters riding a six-fight win streak that includes recent wins over Lima, Paul Daley and Neiman Gracie. He also holds a decision over Benson Henderson and is 16-4 overall.
In the co-main event, Sergio Pettis and Patchy Mix meet to unify the bantamweight belts. Pettis, the brother of former UFC champion Anthony Pettis, won the title in 2021 and defended it twice before an injury sent him tot he sidelines.
In the meantime, Mix won the world grand prix with a knockout of Raufeon Stotts to claim the interim title. He is 18-1 overall with his only loss coming for the belt to Juan Archuleta in 2020.
Bellator 301 Also Includes Former Champions
Former champions and title challengers will fill the remaining main card bouts for the event.
Stotts looks to rebound from the loss to Mix when he takes on Danny Sabatello, A.J. McKee returns to battle Sidney Outlaw and Patricky Pitbull squares off with Alexandr Shabily in the lightweight grand prix semifinals.
Fighters scheduled for action on the prelims include Daniel James, Denise Kielholtz, Juliana Velasquez, Keri Taylor-Melendez and Cody Law.
Bellator 301 Fight Card
BELLATOR 301 Main Card:
Friday, November 17 – Live on SHOWTIME
Wintrust Arena in Chicago
9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT/6 p.m. PT
Welterweight World Title Bout: C-Yaroslav Amosov (27-0) vs. #2-Jason Jackson (16-4)
Bantamweight World Title Unification Main Event: C-Sergio Pettis (23-5) vs. IC-Patchy Mix (18-1)
Bantamweight Main Card Bout: #2-Raufeon Stots (19-2) vs. #6-Danny Sabatello (14-3)
Lightweight Bout: #6-AJ McKee (20-1) vs. #5-Sidney Outlaw (17-5)
Lightweight World Grand Prix Semi-Final: #1-Patricky Pitbull (25-11) vs. #2-Alexander Shabliy (23-3)
BELLATOR 301 Preliminary Card:
BELLATOR MMA YouTube channel | SHOWTIME Sports YouTube channel | Pluto TV
5 p.m. ET/4 p.m. CT/2 p.m. PT
Heavyweight Bout: #6-Tyrell Fortune (13-3) vs. #7-Marcelo Golm (10-4)
Flyweight Bout: #5-Sumiko Inaba (6-0) vs.#6-Denise Kielholtz (7-5)
Featherweight Bout: #6-Timur Khizriev (13-0) vs. #7-Justin Gonzales (14-2)
Lightweight Bout: #10-Archie Colgan (8-0) vs. Pieter Buist (17-7)
Flyweight Bout: Keri Taylor Melendez (5-0) vs. Sabriye Sengul (3-3)
Bantamweight Bout: Matheus Mattos (13-2-1) vs. Richard Palencia (10-1)
Lightweight Bout: Mike Hamel (11-5) vs. Tim Wilde (16-4-1)
160-Pound Contract Weight Bout: Islam Mamedov (22-3-1) vs. Killys Mota (15-3)
Featherweight Bout: Cody Law (7-2) vs. Jefferson Pontes (6-0)
Welterweight Bout: Ramazan Kuramagomedov (11-0) vs. Randall Wallace (20-9-1)
Featherweight Bout: Yves Landu (19-9) vs. Isao Kobayashi (27-5-2)