Bellator 297: Preview, Date & Time, Livestream, Venue, and Fight Cards

Bellator’s latest event will take place in Chicago this Friday. Find all updated info regarding the upcoming Bellator 297 schedule, live stream, and venue details here on SportPaedia.


Bellator 297 the latest major MMA event from the Bellator promotions. It will take place this Friday night at the Wintrust Arena in Chicago. The event will feature a total of 15 exciting professional mixed martial arts bouts.

The main event card will be the Bellator MMA Light Heavyweight title decider fight between Nemkov vs Romero. Meanwhile, the co-main card will feature Pettis vs Pitbull for the Bellator MMA Bantamweight title.

Vadim Nemkov is a professional light heavyweight mixed martial artist from Russia. At present, he has a career record of 16 wins to only 2 losses and an impressive 63% KO-to-win ratio. Nemkov won a bout against Corey Anderson at the Bellator 288 last November.

Yoel Romero is a professional mixed martial artist from Cuba. He is popularly known as “Soldier of God” among fans. The Cuban professional holds a 15-6 career record. His KO-to-win ratio is 83%. Romero last fought Melvin Manhoef at Bellator 285 and won via TKO.

When will be Bellator 297 held?

  • Date: Friday, June 16, 2023
  • Time: 06:00 p.m. ET

This upcoming major Bellator event will take place this Friday, June 16, 2023. It will initiate at 06:00 p.m. ET with the preliminary fighters getting inside the cage first. However, the ring walk for main card fights will take place at 12:00 a.m. ET.

­How to Watch the event on TV?

Bellator doesn’t have any broadcast partner for their major MMA events at present. Therefore, the upcoming Friday night event will also be unavailable to watch on tv in all regions.

How to Livestream Bellator 297?

  • Showtime
  • BBC iPlayer

Showtime will provide Bellator 297 live stream in the United States. Meanwhile, the main card fights of the event will be available through BBC iPlayer in the United Kingdom. Furthermore, Bellator’s official YouTube channel will provide live streams of each and every preliminary card fight from the event for free of charge internationally.

Where will the event be held?

  • Venue: Wintrust Arena
  • Location: Chicago, Illinois

Chicago-based indoor arena “Wintrust Arena” will host the upcoming Bellator event. Formerly known as DePaul Arena, the arena is home to the DePaul University men’s and women’s basketball teams. It is located in Chicago, Illinois, USA.

Fight Cards:

Here is the final fight card list for this week’s Friday night Bellator event –

Main Card:

  • Vadim Nemkov vs Yoel Romero
  • Sergio Pettis vs Patricio Pitbull
  • Corey Anderson vs Phil Davis
  • Daniel James vs Gokhan Saricam

Preliminary Card:

  • Kyle Crutchmer vs Bobby Nash
  • Gadzhi Rabadanov vs Pieter Buist
  • Jaleel Willis vs Ramazan Kuramagomedov
  • Karl Moore vs Alex Polizzi
  • Wladmir Gouvea vs Gabriel Sayeg
  • Archie Colgan vs Emmanuel Sanchez
  • Mike Hamel vs Shamil Nikaev
  • Nobert Novenyi Jr. vs Kamil Oniszczuk
  • Jordan Newman vs Matthew Perry
  • Cody Law vs Edwin Chavez
  • Max Metger David McKinney


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