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Bellator adds bouts to September doubleheader; Ed Ruth, Rafael Carvalho, Derek Campos in action

Rafael Carvalho
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

More former world champions and current contenders have been booked for Bellator’s upcoming doubleheader this September.

The promotion officially announced its headlining bouts for Bellator 245 and Bellator 246, which are set to take place on Sept. 11 and Sept. 12 respectively. Bellator 245 features a rematch between light heavyweights Lyoto Machida (26-9) and Phil Davis (21-5, 1 NC), while Bellator 246 sees Juan Archuleta (24-2) and Patchy Mix (13-0) battle for a vacant bantamweight title in the main event.

New main card fights announced Friday for Bellator 245 include Ed Ruth (8-2) vs. Taylor Johnson (5-1) at middleweight, and kickboxing star Raymond Daniels (2-1) vs. Peter Stanonik (5-4) at welterweight. Former middleweight champion Rafael Carvalho (16-4) is featured on the preliminary portion of the card in a light heavyweight bout opposite Alex Polizzi (6-0).

A lightweight bout between Derek Campos (20-10) and Roger Huerta (24-12-1, 1 NC) has been added to the Bellator 246 main card

The Bellator 245 and Bellator 246 main cards will air live on Paramount Network and the DAZN streaming service, with their preliminary cards available on the Bellator MMA YouTube channel. Both events are scheduled to take place at Bellator’s FightSphere at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn.

See the updated cards below:

Bellator 245

Main card

Phil Davis vs. Lyoto Machida

Cat Zingano vs. Gabby Holloway

Ed Ruth vs. Taylor Johnson

Raymond Daniels vs. Peter Stanonik


Rafael Carvalho vs. Alex Polizzi

Tyrell Fortune vs. Jack May

Keith Lee vs. Dominic Mazzotta

Bellator 246

Main card

Juan Archuleta vs. Patchy Mix

Jon Fitch vs. Neiman Gracie

Liz Carmouche vs. DeAnna Bennett

Derek Campos vs. Roger Huerta


Ty Gwerder vs. George Tokkos

Davion Franklin vs. Ras Hylton

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