Bellator 289: Preview, Time, Livestream, Fight Cards

The Bellator MMA promotions is back with a new and exciting mixed martial arts competition event, Bellator 289 scheduled for this Friday.


The upcoming Bellator event is officially titled “Bellator 289: Stots vs Sabatello”. The Friday mixed martial arts competition will feature a total of 11 bouts. Among these, 4 will be featured as the main card fights, while the rest of 7 will be under the preliminary card.

The title fight features a bantamweight class bout between Raufeon Stots and Danny Sabatello. Stots will defend his Bellator Bantamweight World Championship title with the fight. It will be the first face off of the two participants against each other. Furthermore, the co-main bout is Liz Carmouche’s title defense fight against Juliana Velasquez. Liz will be defending her Bellator Women’s Flyweight World Championship title.

Raufeon Stots is an American MMA professional with a 18-1 professional record. During the recent Bellator 279, he defeated Juan Archuleta via KO and won the Bantamweight World Championship title. Last year, he fought and won against Magomed Magomedov and Josh Hill via unanimous decision. Stots is currently 10th in Bellator men’s pound for pound rankings.

Dannyt Sabatello is an American mixed martial artist with a professional record of 13 wins to 1 loss. In his last three bouts, he faced Leandro Higo, Jornel Lugo, and Brett Jones. Sabatello successfully defeated them via unanimous decision. This led him through the Bellator Bantamweight World Grand Prix tournament’s quarterfinal stage.

When will be Bellator 289 held?

  • Date: Friday, December 09, 2022
  • Time: 09:00 p.m. ET
  • Cage Walk: 12:00 a.m. ET

Bellator 289 is scheduled to be held this Friday, December 09, 2022. While the initial event begins at 09:00 p.m. ET with the preliminary card events, cage walk for the main card will initiate at 12:00 a.m. ET.

­How to Watch Bellator 289 on TV?

The upcoming Bellator 289 won’t be PPV exclusive. However, there is no official television distribution partnership either. Unfortunately, the event won’t be available to watch on TV.

How to Livestream Bellator 289?

  • Showtime
  • BBC iPlayer
  • YouTube
  • Pluto TV

Bellator 289 will be available on multiple live-streaming platforms. In the US, Showtime will provide live stream of the event. While BBC iPlayer will live stream the main card bouts in the UK. However, preliminary matches will be available for free to live stream on YouTube and Pluto TV.

Where will the event be held?

  • Venue: Mohegan Sun Arena
  • Location: Uncasville, Connecticut, USA

Uncasville’s popular indoor entertainment theater “Mohegan Sun Arena” will host the latest Bellator MMA event. It is located in Connecticut, United States.

Bellator 289 Fight Cards:

Below is the complete fight card list for tonight’s Bellator 289 event:

Main Card:

  • Raufeon Stots vs Danny Sabatello
  • Liz Carmouche vs Juliana Velasquez
  • Patchy Mix vs Magomed Magomedov
  • Dalton Rosta vs Anthony Adams

Preliminary Card:

  • Denise Kielholtz vs Ilara Joanne
  • Cody Law vs Cris Lencioni
  • Kyle Crutchmer vs Jaleel Wills
  • Kai Kamaka III vs Kevin Boehm
  • Mark Lemminger vs Michael Lombardo
  • Pat Downey vs Christian Echols
  • Cass Bell Jared Scoggins

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