Complete Bellator 297 results from the Wintrust Arena in Chicago, Illinois below. Watch live prelim fights above beginning at 5:55 pm ET.
In the highly anticipated main event of BELLATOR 297, Light Heavyweight World Champion Vadim Nemkov (16-2, 1 NC) will defend his title against No. 3-ranked Yoel Romero (15-6) in his bid to cement himself as the world’s top fighter at 205-pounds.
The event’s co-headliner will see BELLATOR Featherweight World Champion Patricio Pitbull (35-5) attempt to make history as the first MMA fighter to hold three weight divisional world titles in a major promotion when he drops to 135 pounds to welcome reigning BELLATOR Bantamweight World Champion, Sergio Pettis (22-5), back from an 18-month injury layoff that saw Patchy Mix (18-1) crowned Interim Bantamweight Champion and Grand Prix tournament winner.
Bellator 297 results below:
Main Card (Showtime, 9 p.m. ET)
Vadim Nemkov def. Yoel Romero by unanimous decision (49-46, 49-46, 49-46)
Sergio Pettis def. Patricio Pitbull by unanimous decision (50-45, 50-45, 49-46)
Corey Anderson def. Phil Davis by split decision (29-28, 29-28, 28-29)
Gokhan Saricam def. Daniel James by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Preliminaries (MyMMANews.com, 6 p.m. ET – Watch above)
Wladmir Gouvea def. Gabriel Sayeg by KO, Round 1, :20
Kyle Crutchmer def. Bobby Nash by TKO (strikes) Round 1, 3:42
Gadzhi Rabadanov def. Pieter Buist by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Ramazan Kuramagomedov def. Jaleel Willis by TKO, Round 1, 1:24
Mike Hamel def. Shamil Nikaev by split decision (29-28, 29-28, 28-29)
Norbert Novenyi Jr. def. Kamil Oniszczuk by KO, Round 1, :46
Archie Colgan def. Emmanuel Sanchez by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Karl Moore def. Alex Polizzi by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Timur Khizriev def. Richie Smullen by unanimous decision
Jordan Newman def. Matthew Perry by submission (Americana) Round 1, 4:20
Cody Law def. Edwin Chavez byunanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
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