Bellator 288 live and official results


CHICAGO – Bellator 288 occurred on Friday, and MMA Junkie was on website offering official and stay outcomes.

The occasion occurred at Wintrust Enviornment in Chicago. The primary card aired on Showtime after the MMA Junkie prelims.

In the principle occasion, gentle heavyweight champion Vadim Nemkov (16-2 MMA, 8-1 BMMA) put his title on the road towards Corey Anderson (16-6 MMA, 3-1 BMMA). The bout was a rematch of an April title struggle that led to a no contest after an unintentional conflict of heads left Nemkov too deeply reduce to proceed.

This time Nemkov appeared significantly better and swept the scoreboard after 5 rounds. The struggle was additionally the $1 million Bellator gentle heavyweight match remaining.

Within the co-long, undefeated Usman Nurmagomedov (16-0 MMA, 5-0 BMMA) made historical past by defeating Patricky Freire (24-11 MMA, 15-9 BMMA) to change into Dagestan’s first Bellator champion, ushering in a brand new technology of lightweights.

Official Bellator 288 outcomes embrace:

MAIN CARD (showtime, 9PM ET)

  • Vadim Nemkov defeated. Corey Anderson by way of unanimous determination (48-47, 49-46, 49-46) – for the sunshine heavyweight title; gentle heavyweight match remaining
  • Usman Nurmagomedov defeated. Patricky Freire by way of unanimous determination (50-45, 50-44, 50-44) – for the light-weight title
  • Timur Khizriev defeated. Daniel Weichel by way of unanimous determination (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
  • Daniel James def. Tyrell Fortune by TKO (elbows) – Spherical 2, 0:27
  • Levan Chokheli defeated. Roman Faraldo by way of unanimous determination (29-27, 29-27, 29-27)


  • Imamshafi Aliev defeated. Sean Fallon by way of TKO (physician stoppage) – Spherical 1, 3:20
  • Killys Mota def. Jairo Pacheco by way of unanimous determination (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
  • Archie Colgan defeated. Jesse Hannam by TKO (punches) – Spherical 1, 0:50
  • Sullivan Cauley defeated. Jay Radick by KO (punches) – Spherical 1, 1:01
  • Jordan Newman defeated. Jayden Taulker by way of submission (rear bare choke) – Spherical 2, 3:20
  • Laird Anderson defeated. Rob Fenicle by TKO (punches) – Spherical 2, 2:28
  • Isaiah Hokit def. Matias Nader by TKO (punches) – Spherical 2, 3:48
  • Wladmir Gouvea def. Kory Moegenburg by way of TKO (punches) – Spherical 2, 1:46