It’s all about gold at Bellator 300, which will feature four major title fights on October 7. The event takes place at Pechanga Arena in San Diego and will air on Showtime in the U.S.
With rumors of the PFL buying Bellator, many have wondered what the future holds for the MMA promotion. However, Scott Coker President put those rumours to bed.
“No, listen, we’re going to keep doing more fights,” Coker said on SiriusXM via BJ Penn. “John [S. Nash] is incorrect in his projection, but listen, I’ll give him an A for effort. There’s a lot of rumors out there. Let’s see what happens, but in the meantime, we’re going to keep promoting fights.”
The main event, the first of four title bouts, will be Usman Nurmagomedov defending the Bellator lightweight title against Brent Primus in a semi-final bout of the Bellator Lightweight Grand Prix.
The cousin of former UFC champion Khabib Nurmagomeov, Usman turned pro in 2017. Joining Bellator in 2021, he beat Patricky Pitbull in 2022 for the lightweight title. In the first round of the Grand Prix in March, Nurmagomev defeated Benson Henderson via submission.
Primus turned pro in 2010. He beat Michael Chandler in 2017 for the Bellator lightweight title but lost it in a rematch. Since then, he has gone 4-2. Replacing Sidney Outlaw in the Lightweight Grand Prix, Primus bested Mansour Barnaoui in the opening round to advance.
The co-main event sees Cris Cyborg defend the Bellator featherweight title against Cat Zingano.
A trailblazer, Cyborg has held gold with Invicta, Strikeforce, the UFC, and Bellator. She beat Julia Budd for the Bellator featherweight title and has successfully defended it four times, with her last bout in April 2022 against Arlene Blencowe.
A four-time All-American and National Wrestling Champion, Zingano is 4-0 in the Bellator cage. Her previous fight was a unanimous decision win over Leah McCourt in March. Previously, Zingano has teased Cyborg about undergoing drug testing ahead of their fight. This is due to Cyborg having tested positive for steroid metabolites in 2012.
Ryan Bader, the Bellator heavyweight champion who has held the belt since 2019, defends against Linton Vassell. The two faced off in 2017, with Bader winning via TKO. Vassell is on a five-fight win streak.
Finally, Liz Carmouche defends the Bellator flyweight title against former champion Ilima-Lei Macfarlane. Competing in the first women’s fight in UFC history, Carmouche won the Bellator flyweight title against Juliana Velasquez. The inaugural champion in 2017, Macfarlane lost the belt in 2019. The Hawaiian has gone 2-1 since and is on a two-fight win streak.
Here’s all you need to know about Bellator 300, from time, channel, odds, card, and more.
When is Bellator 300: Usman Nurmagomedov vs. Brent Primus??
In the U.S., the main card for Bellator 300 starts at 10 p.m. ET. Nurmagomedov and Primus should make their way to the cage around 12:30 a.m. ET, depending on how long the undercard fights last.
|Region||Date||Main Card Start Time||Main Event Ring Walks (approx.)|
|USA and Canada (ET)||Sat. October 7||10 p.m. ET||12:30 a.m. ET|
|USA and Canada (PT)||Sat. October 7||7 p.m. PT||9:30 p.m. PT|
|UK and Ireland||Sun. October 8||3 a.m. BST||5:30 a.m. BST|
|Australia||Sun. October 8||12 p.m. AEST||2:30 p.m. AEST|
How to watch Bellator 300: Usman Nurmagomedov vs.Brent Primus?
|Region||TV channel||Live streaming|
|UK and Ireland||BBC iPlayer, Virgin Media|
In the U.S., you can watch Bellator 300 on Showtime, with the prelims on Bellator’s YouTube channel. It is also available to stream on Fubo, which includes a free trial.
In the U.K., the event will be available on BBC iPlayer. In Australia, you can watch on 10 Play.
YouTube will no longer host Bellator events in Canada. To watch the event, fight fans must tune into Bellator.com. A 7-day pass to watch Bellator MMA events (and full card replay) will cost $19.50 CAD.
Where is Bellator 300: Usman Nurmagomedov vs.Brent Primus?
Bellator 300 takes place at the Pechanga Arena in San Diego. The arena can hold up to 14,600 people.
Betting odds for Bellator 300
Betting odds are not available for Bellator 300 at the moment.
Bellator 300 fight card
- Usman Nurmagomedov (c) vs. Brent Primus in a Bellator Lightweight Grand Prix semi-final bout for the Bellator lightweight title
- Cris Cyborg (c) vs. Cat Zingano for the Bellator featherweight title
- Ryan Bader (c) vs. Linton Vassell 2 for the Bellator heavyweight title
- Liz Carmouche (c) vs. Ilima-Lei Macfarlane for the Bellator flyweight title
- Davion Franklin vs. Slim Trabelsi; Heavyweights
- Henry Corrales vs. Kai Kamaka III; Featherweights
- Sara McMann vs. Leah McCourt; Featherweights
- Ilara Joanne vs. Jena Bishop; Flyweights
- Bobby Seronio III vs. Alberto Garcia; Bantamweights
- Grant Neal vs. Romero Cotton; Middleweights
- Sergio Cossio vs. Jesse Roberts; Lightweights
- Mukhamed Berkhamov vs. Herman Terrado; Catchweight
- Dovletdzhan Yagshimuradov vs. Maciej Rozanski; Light Heavyweights
- Dmytrii Hrytsenko vs. Justin Montalvo; Catchweight
- Bryce Meredith vs. Miguel Peimbert; Bantamweights
- Lorrany Santos vs. Jackie Cataline; Featherweights
- Josh Hokit vs. Spencer Smith; Heavyweights