Bellator 295: Keoni Diggs vs. Weber Almeida
BELLATOR 295 ON SATURDAY, APRIL 22 WILL SEE THE CONCLUSION OF THE BELLATOR BANTAMWEIGHT WORLD GRAND PRIX WHEN INTERIM CHAMPION RAUFEON STOTS MEETS NO. 2 RANKED PATCHY MIX AND OAHU’S OWN NO. 3-RANKED ILIMA-LEI MACFARLANE RETURNS HOME TO FACE NO. 2-RANKED KANA WATANABE
Bellator 295 Main Event: Raufeon Stots vs. Patchy Mix
Co-Main Event: Ilima-Lei Macfarlane vs. Kana Watanabe
Bellator 295 Main Card:
Featherweight Bout: Kai Kamaka III (10-5-1) vs. Adli Edwards (9-2)
Lightweight Bout: Yancy Medeiros (16-8, 1 NC) vs. Charlie Leary (17-13-1)
Heavyweight Bout: Davion Franklin (5-1) vs. Kasim Aras (7-1)
Lightweight Bout: Bobby King (12-5) vs. Aalon Cruz (10-4)
Featherweight Bout: Keoni Diggs (10-2) vs. Weber Almeida (7-1)
Flyweight Bout: #9– Sumiko Inaba (5-0) vs. #7- Veta Arteaga (7-4)
TICKETS ON SALE THIS FRIDAY, FEB. 17
BELLATOR 295: Stots vs. Mix on Saturday is main evented by the Finals of the BELLATOR Bantamweight World Grand Prix, which will see current Interim Champion Raufeon Stots (19-1) face No. 2-ranked Patchy Mix (17-1). In the co-main event, the pride of Honolulu, No. 3-ranked Ilima-Lei Macfarlane (12-2) looks to defend home turf against Japan’s No. 2-ranked Kana Watanabe (11-1-1)
The PRELIM portion of Saturday’s BELLATOR 295: Stots vs. Mix event also features multiple confirmed marquee fights. First, a heavyweight pairing pitting Davion Franklin (5-1) versus Kasim Aras (7-1), as well as a pair of 155-pound scraps seeing Yancy Medeiros (16-8, 1 NC) face Charlie Leary (17-13-1) and Maui’s Bobby King (12-5) going up against Aalon Cruz (10-4) are official. At featherweight, Keoni Diggs (10-2) returns to action against Brazil’s Weber Almeida (7-1), and Kai Kamaka III (10-5-1) returns to Hawaii to compete against Adli Edwards (9-2). Lastly, in a women’s flyweight contest, undefeated No. 9-ranked Sumiko Inaba (5-0) meets former title challenger and No. 7-ranked Veta Arteaga (7-4).
The preliminary fights will stream live on the BELLATOR MMA YouTube channel, SHOWTIME Sports YouTube channel and Pluto TV. BELLATOR 294 preliminary action will begin at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT/2 p.m. HST, while the BELLATOR 295 prelims begin at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT/1 p.m. HST. The complete bout listing for both events can be found below.
Friday night’s BELLATOR 294: Carmouche vs. Bennett 2 event is being held in honor of America’s Military, Veterans and First-Responders, all of whom are eligible to attend the event with a guest for free entry the day of with valid proof of ID. Free admission is based on a limited capacity and available on first come-first serve basis.
Tickets for BELLATOR 295: Stots vs. Mix go on sale Friday, Feb. 17, and are available at Ticketmaster and Bellator.com. A special presale will take place starting Thursday, Feb. 16.