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).
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:
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
Juan Archuleta vs. Patchy Mix
Derek Campos vs. Roger Huerta
Davion Franklin vs. Ras Hylton