Top bantamweights square off at Bellator’s return to Hawaii.
The double-header events will see Bellator 278 and 279 on back-to-back nights in April.
Added to the first night of fights, Bellator 278, will be number 8 ranked Josh Hill taking on UFC vet Enrique Barzola.
Josh Hill (21-4-0) has gone 5-1 in his last six bouts. In his Bellator debut, he defeated Vinicius Zani. Most recently he stopped Jared Scoggins in his tracks with a vicious overhand right.
👊💥 Josh Hill stiffs Jared Scoggins with a BEAUTIFUL right hand KO!
— BellatorMMA (@BellatorMMA) December 4, 2021
Enrique Barzola (17-5-2) spent five years under the UFC banner and defeated the likes of Brandon Davis, Matt Bessette, and Bobby Moffett during that time. After making his way to Bellator, he defeated former bantamweight champion, Darrion Caldwell, via ground and pound.
💥 @ElFuerteBarzola put the 🔥 on The Wolf!
— BellatorMMA (@BellatorMMA) January 30, 2022
For Barzola, this is his chance to break into the top ten of the division. A victory over “the Gentlemen” would put him on a fast track towards title contention.
Bellator 278 takes place on April 22nd in Honolulu, Hawaii, and will be headlined by flyweight champion Juliana Velasquez and number 2 ranked Liz Carmouche.
As the card develops, we will keep you updated right here at MyMMANews.
As a recent graduate from Lewis-Clark State College with a B.S. in History, Bjorn first fell in love with mixed martial arts when he watched UFC 196. As a contributor for MyMMANews, Bjorn matches his love for MMA, history, and writing.