Bellator 293’s lineup has been finalized with the inclusion of bouts featuring talented up and comers.
Promotional officials revealed the updated lineup for the March 31 event, which takes place at Pechanga Resort Casino in Temecula, Calif. Included on the card will be the return to action for Joey Davis (8-0) as he faces Jeff Creighton (6-2-1) in his first fight since defeating Bobby Lee at Bellator 253 in November 2020.
Maria Henderson (1-0), the wife of former UFC champ and competitor in the upcoming Bellator lightweight grand prix Benson Henderson, returns to the Bellator cage for her first promotional bout as a pro fighter as she’ll face MacKenzie Stiller. Also added to the card is Lance Gibson Jr. (7-0) facing Vladimir Tokov (8-2), Sullivan Cauley (5-0) taking on Luke Trainer (6-1), Lucas Brennan (7-0) vs. Josh San Diego (9-4), Randi Field (3-1) vs. Ashley Cummins (7-6), former Invicta champ Pam Sorenson (9-5) vs. Sara Collins (3-0), and Christian Edwards (5-2) vs. Rakim Cleveland (22-15-1, 1 NC).
Officials at Bellator also confirmed that Jay Jay Wilson’s previous bout with Mandel Nallo was cancelled due to injury.
Bellator 293 will be headlined by a heavyweight bout between Marcelo Golm and Daniel James.
Check out the full Bellator 293 lineup below.
Main card (Showtime at 10 pm. ET)
Marcelo Golm vs. Daniel James
Cat Zingano vs. Leah McCourt
John Salter against Aaron Jeffrey
Jaleel willis vs. Rustam Khaabilov
Preliminary Card (MMA Fighting at 7 p.m. ET)
Sullivan Cauley vs. Luke Trainer
Archie Colgan vs. Justin Montalvo
Joey Davis vs. Jeff Creighton
Lucas Brennan vs. Josh San Diego
Lance Gibson Jr. vs. Vladimir Tokov
Pam Sorenson vs. Sara Collins
Christian Edwards vs. Rakim Cleveland
Mike Hamel vs. Nick Browne
Randi Field vs. Ashley Cummins
Bryce Meredith against Brandon Carrillo
Maria Henderson vs. MacKenzie Stiller
Khonry Gracie vs. David Pacheco