Bellator officials announced that the bout between Golm and James will headline Bellator 293, which takes place March 31 at Pechanga Resort Casino in Temecula, Calif.
Since parting ways with the UFC in 2019, Golm has finished four straight opponents. The 30-year-old made his Bellator debut at Bellator 265 in August 2021 and stopped Billy Swanson via TKO in the first round. In his most recent appearance, Golm submitted Davion Franklin in the third round at Bellator 283 this past July.
Bellator 293 also features a middleweight contest between John Salter and Aaron Jeffrey, along with a welterweight tilt between Jaleel Willis and 13-fight UFC veteran Rustam Khabilov, which will serve as Khabilov’s promotional debut.
Check out the current Bellator 293 lineup below.
Main Card, 10 p.m. ET, Showtime
Marcelo Golm vs. Daniel James
Cat Zingano vs. Leah McCourt
John Salter vs. Aaron Jeffrey
Jaleel Willis vs. Rustam Khabilov
Preliminary Card, 7 p.m. ET, MMA Fighting
Jay-Jay Wilson vs. Mandel Nallo