Bellator 289 has a new and final addition to the main card that is set to go down this December.
Los Angeles — BELLATOR MMA’s No. 5-ranked and No. 10-ranked middleweight contenders will clash when undefeated American Top Team export Dalton “Hercules” Rosta (7-0) battles Elevation Fight Team’s Anthony “Sugafoot” Adams (9-2) in the final main card bout of the championship doubleheader-led BELLATOR 289 event at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn. on December 9.
Additionally, four high-stakes bouts between emerging contenders have been added to the event’s preliminary card. At flyweight, No. 7-ranked pound-for-pound female talent and No. 3 contender Denise “Miss Dynamite” Kielholtz (6-4) will take on Brazil’s Ilara “Arya Stark” Joanne (10-6), and top Canadian prospect Randi “Rose City Phoenix” Field (3-1) faces New England’s Kristina “The Meat Grinder” Katsikis (1-2).
Additionally, wrestling phenom and MMA newcomer Pat Downey (1-0) will look to score his second straight victory against Christian “The Vanilla Gorilla” Echols (2-2) at middleweight, and standout welterweight prospects Kyle Crutchmer (9-1) and former LFA champion Jaleel “The Realest” Willis (15-4) will also clash during the preliminary portion of the show.
The aforementioned contests have been added to a card that already features the continuation of the BELLATOR Bantamweight World Grand Prix Semifinals as Raufeon Stots (18-1) defends his interim championship opposite fast-rising star, the No. 6-ranked Danny Sabatello (13-1)
No. 2-ranked Patchy Mix (16-1) takes on No. 3-ranked Magomed Magomedov (19-2).
A BELLATOR Flyweight World Championship rematch between Liz Carmouche (17-7) and the woman she defeated for the title, Juliana Velasquez (12-1) is set for the co-main event slot.
All the action will air LIVE on SHOWTIME at 9 pm ET / 6 pm PT, while the preliminary portion of the event will air free-to-watch beginning at 5 pm ET / 2 pm PT on the BELLATOR MMA YouTube channel, the SHOWTIME Sports YouTube channel, and Pluto TV. Tickets for the event are currently on sale at both Ticketmaster.com and Bellator.com.
Full main card lineup:
Bantamweight World Grand Prix Semifinal: IC-Raufeon Stots (18-1) vs. #6-Danny Sabatello (13-1)
Flyweight World Title Bout: C–Liz Carmouche (17-7) vs. #1-Juliana Velasquez (12-1)
Bantamweight World Grand Prix Semifinal: #2– Patchy Mix (16-1) vs. #3-Magomed Magomedov (19-2)
Middleweight Bout: #5-Dalton Rosta (7-0) vs. #10-Anthony Adams (9-2)