Bellator 288: Preview, Date, Time, Livestream, Venue, Fight Cards

The popular American mixed martial arts promotion is back with a new MMV event headlining the Light Heavyweight World Grand Prix final match. Featuring Vadim Nemkov and Corey Anderson, Bellator 288 is scheduled to be held this Friday, November 18th.


Bellator 288 is officially titled “Bellator 288: Nemkov vs Anderson 2”. The upcoming Bellator event will host a total of 13 professional MMA bouts. Among these, 5 will be featured under the main card. In addition, 8 bouts will be featured at preliminary card fights.

The MMA event will feature the Bellator Light Heavyweight World Grand Prix final rematch between Vadim Nemkov and Corey Anderson. In addition, it will also co-feature the Bellator Lightweight World Championship match between Patricky Pitbull and Usman Nurmagomedov.

Vadim Nemkov and Corey Anderson has fought each other once in their career. After an accidental clash of heads, the fight was canceled due to Nemkov getting cut on his left brow. It was later decided no contest.

The Russian mixed martial artist Vadim Nemkov is currently the Bellator Light Heavyweight champion. He won the title in 2020, defeating Ryan Bader via TKO. Following that, he had two successful title defense fights. His professional record is 14-2 with 64% KO to win ratio.

Corey Anderson, the American mixed martial artist is currently ranked 1st in Bellator Light Heavyweight rankings. Last year, he defeated Ryan Bader and Dovletdzhan Yagshimuradov via TKO. Anderson currently holds a professional record of 16-5 with 50% KO to win ratio.

When will be Bellator 288 held?

  • Date: Friday, November 18, 2022
  • Time: 03:00 p.m. ET
  • Main Event: 09:00 p.m. ET

This Friday, November 18, 2022, is the scheduled time of Bellator 288. The event will begin with preliminary fights at 03:00 p.m. ET. While the main card feature bout is slated for 09:00 p.m. ET.

How to Watch Bellator 288 on TV?

Like other Bellator events, the upcoming Bellator 288 won’t have any tv broadcast partnership. Therefore, none of the fights from the event will be broadcast on any TV channel.

How to Livestream the event?

  • Showtime
  • YouTube

Bellator 288’s official digital distribution partner is Showtime. As such, the main card fights of the event will be live streamed on Showtime at 09:00 p.m. ET in the USA. Additionally, eight of the prelim card bouts will be available for fans to live stream in the official Bellator YouTube channel.

Where will the event be held?

  • Venue: Wintrust Arena
  • Location: Chicago, Illinois

Bellator 288 will be held at the Wintrust Arena at McCormick Square. The 10,000-seat sports venue is located near the Near South Side community area in Chicago, Illinois

Bellator 288 Fight Cards:

The complete fight card list of upcoming Bellator 288 MMA events is listed below:

Main Card:

  • Vadim Nemkov vs Corey Anderson
  • Patricky Pitbull vs Usman Nurmagomedov
  • Daniel Weichel vs Timur Khizriev
  • Tyrell Fortune vs Daniel James
  • Roman Faraldo vs Levan Chokheli

Preliminary Card:

  • Sean Connor Fallon vs Imamshafi Aliev
  • Jairo Pacheco vs Killys Mota
  • Archie Colgan vs Jesse Hannam
  • Sullivan Cauley vs Jay Radick
  • Jordan Newman vs Jayden Tauker
  • Laird Anderson vs Rob Fenicle
  • Isaiah Hokit vs Matias Nader
  • Wladmir Gouvea vs Kory Moegenburg

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