Bellator 229 takes place at the Pechanga Resort Casino in Temecula, California this Friday, October 4 and has a stacked four-fight main card and a total of nine preliminary and post-lim contests.
The main event of Friday’s card at 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT on Paramount Network, and simulcast on DAZN, will feature a 170-pound headliner, as former Bellator welterweight champion Andrey Koreshkov (22-3) returns to action against Southern California’s own Lorenz Larkin (20-7, 1 NC). Rounding out the stacked main card, fans will see a lightweight matchup pitting the always-exciting Saad Awad (23-11) against Brazil’s Goiti Yamauchi (23-4), the return of undefeated Keri Taylor Melendez (3-0) in a 118-pound contract weight bout against Mandy Polk (6-4) of Memphis, and an intriguing middleweight MMA clash between world-renowned kickboxer Joe Schilling (4-5) and Tony Johnson (8-2).
The preliminary and post-lim card for Bellator 229: Koreshkov vs. Larkin will be highlighted by appearances from notable Bellator veterans and prospects, including Johnny Eblen (5-0), Adel Altamimi (8-5), Hracho Darpinyan (17-8-2), Jordan Newman (1-0), Anatoly Tokov (28-2) and his brother Vladimir Tokov (3-0). Additionally, Southern California-based talents Joey Davis (5-0) and Guilherme “Bomba” (10-5) look to entertain their hometown crowd. Lastly, Bay Area-standouts, Derek Anderson (15-3, 1 NC) and Mauricio Alonso (13-7, 1 NC), make their return following lengthy hiatuses from the Bellator cage.
Bellator 229: Koreshkov vs. Larkin will be broadcast Friday, October 4 on Paramount Network at 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT and will stream LIVE on DAZN. Preliminary and post-lim action will stream on DAZN, Bellator.com and globally on the Bellator Mobile App.
Bellator 229: Koreshkov vs. Larkin Main Card
Paramount Network & DAZN at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT:
Welterweight Main Event: Andrey Koreshkov (170.8) vs. Lorenz Larkin (170.9)
Lightweight Co-Main Event: Saad Awad (155.3) vs. Goiti Yamauchi (155.3)
118-Pound Contract Weight Main Card Bout: Keri Taylor Melendez (117.9) vs. Mandy Polk (117.4)
Middleweight Main Card Bout: Joe Schilling (186) vs. Tony Johnson (185.1)
Globally on the Bellator Mobile App at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT:
Featherweight Preliminary Bout: Adel Altamimi (145.9) vs. Salim Mukhidinov (145.4)
Middleweight Preliminary Bout: Anatoly Tokov (184.3) vs. Hracho Darpinyan (185.6)
Globally on the Bellator Mobile App at conclusion of main card:
Welterweight Post-Lim Bout: Derek Anderson (169.6) vs. Guilherme “Bomba” (170.4)
Welterweight Post-Lim Bout: Joey Davis (169.3) vs. Jeff Peterson (169.2)
Middleweight Post-Lim Bout: Johnny Eblen (185.9) vs. Mauricio Alonso (184.6)
Lightweight Post-Lim Bout: Vladimir Tokov (155.1) vs. Brandon Hastings (154)
Middleweight Post-Lim Bout: Jordan Newman (185.2) vs. Riley Miller (184.8)
Lightweight Post-Lim Bout: Sunni Imhotep (155.3) vs. Kelvin Gentapanan (155.8)
Featherweight Post-Lim Bout: Jay-Jay Wilson (145.7) vs. Jorge Juarez (144.2)
*Card subject to change