Bellator returns to Pechanga Resort & Casino in Temecula, Calif. for Bellator 193 on Friday, Jan. 26, 2018. The card will be headlined by Lorenz Larkin (18-7, 1 NC) against Fernando Gonzalez (27-14) in a 180-pound catchweight bout.
The second of four fights making up the first round of the 2018 Bellator Heavyweight Grand Prix will take place Friday, February 16 at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn. and will feature fan-favorite Roy Nelson(23-14) taking on exciting knockout artist Matt Mitrione (12-5).
The Bellator bantamweight championship will be up for grabs Friday, March 2 when Darrion Caldwell (11-1) makes his first title defense against Leandro Higo (18-3) at Bellator 195 inside WinStar World Casino and Resort in Thackerville, OK.
The Ultimate Fighting Championship is kicking off 2018 with UFC 220, which will take place Jan. 20, is headlined by a world heavyweight championship fight between titleholder Stipe Miocic and Francis Ngannou.
Bellator returns to Los Angeles to kick off its 2018 schedule with a championship bout on Saturday, January 20, featuring Douglas Lima (29-6) defends his Bellator welterweight world title against Rory MacDonald (19-4) in a thrilling five-round matchup.
LFA 30 will feature the long-awaited clash between southern California kingpins and top LFA welterweights “Curtious” Curtis Millender and Nick “The Phoenix” Barnes on Friday, January 12th at Costa Mesa Hall at OC Fair Grounds in Costa Mesa, California.