Bellator 297

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Bellator 297 weigh-in results – Nemkov vs. Romero

Tomorrow night’s blockbuster BELLATOR 297, including both headlining title fights, is official following today’s weigh-ins.

All twenty-six of BELLATOR 297’s competitors weighed in successfully ahead of BELLATOR’s return to the Wintrust Arena in Chicago tomorrow, Friday, June 16. BELLATOR 297 will air LIVE on SHOWTIME at 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT/6 p.m. PT, with its preliminary card airing at 6 p.m. ET/5 p.m. CT/3 p.m. PT on the BELLATOR MMA YouTube channel, SHOWTIME Sports YouTube channel, and Pluto TV.

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.

Elsewhere on the main card, former world title challenger and No. 1-ranked light heavyweight contender Corey Anderson (16-6, 1 NC) will return to his native Illinois against former divisional titleholder and No. 2-ranked contender Phil Davis (24-6, 1 NC), while Chicago’s own and No. 4-ranked Daniel James (15-6-1) looks to extend his five-fight knockout streak in front of a raucous hometown crowd against Turkey’s No. 10-ranked Gokhan Saricam (8-2).

Below are the official weights for all BELLATOR 297 competitors:



Friday, June 16 — 9 p.m. ET / 8 p.m. CT / 6 p.m. PT


Light Heavyweight World Title Bout: C-Vadim Nemkov (203.8) vs. #3-Yoel Romero (205)

Bantamweight World Title Bout: C-Sergio Pettis (134) vs. C-Patricio “Pitbull” (134.2)

Light Heavyweight Bout: #1-Corey Anderson (205) vs. #2-Phil Davis (206)

Heavyweight Bout: #4-Daniel James (265) vs. #10-Gokhan Saricam (246)



BELLATOR MMA YouTube channel | SHOWTIME Sports YouTube channel | Pluto TV

Friday, June 16 — 6 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. CT / 3 p.m. PT


Heavyweight Bout: Wladmir Gouvea (264) vs. Gabriel Sayeg (261)

Welterweight Bout: Kyle Crutchmer (171) vs. Bobby Nash (171)

Lightweight Bout: #9-Gadzhi Rabadanov (156) vs. Pieter Buist (156)

Welterweight Bout: Jaleel Willis (171) vs. Ramazan Kuramagomedov (170)

Lightweight Bout: Mike Hamel (155) vs. Shamil Nikaev (156)

Middleweight Bout: Norbert Novenyi Jr. (185) vs. Kamil Oniszczuk (186)

Lightweight Bout: #10-Archie Colgan (155) vs. Emmanuel Sanchez (155)

Light Heavyweight Bout: #5-Alex Polizzi (204) vs. #8-Karl Moore (205)

Featherweight Bout: #8-Timur Khizriev (145) vs. Richie Smullen (145)

Middleweight Bout: Jordan Newman (186) vs. Matthew Perry (184)

Featherweight Bout: Cody Law (145) vs. Edwin Chavez (146)


*Card subject to change

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