THIS FRIDAY, OCT. 4 ON PARAMOUNT NETWORK AT 9 P.M. ET/8 P.M. CT
LOS ANGELES – The full slate of bouts for Bellator’s return to Pechanga Resort Casino in Temecula, Calif. this Friday, October 4 has been completed with a stacked four-fight main card and a total of nine preliminary and post-lim contests.
The main event of Friday’s card at 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT on Paramount Network, and simulcast on DAZN, will feature a 170-pound headliner, as former Bellator welterweight champion Andrey Koreshkov (22-3) returns to action against Southern California’s own Lorenz Larkin (20-7, 1 NC). Rounding out the stacked main card, fans will see a lightweight matchup pitting the always-exciting Saad Awad (23-11) against Brazil’s Goiti Yamauchi (23-4), the return of undefeated Keri Taylor Melendez (3-0) in a 118-pound contract weight bout against Mandy Polk (6-4) of Memphis, and an intriguing middleweight MMA clash between world-renowned kickboxer Joe Schilling (4-5) and Tony Johnson (8-2).
The preliminary and post-lim card for Bellator 229: Koreshkov vs. Larkin will be highlighted by appearances from notable Bellator veterans and prospects, including Johnny Eblen (5-0), Adel Altamimi (8-5), Hracho Darpinyan (17-8-2), Jordan Newman (1-0), Anatoly Tokov (28-2) and his brother Vladimir Tokov (3-0). Additionally, Southern California-based talents Joey Davis (5-0) and Guilherme “Bomba” (10-5) look to entertain their hometown crowd. Lastly, Bay Area-standouts, Derek Anderson (15-3, 1 NC) and Mauricio Alonso (13-7, 1 NC), make their return following lengthy hiatuses from the Bellator cage.
Bellator 229: Koreshkov vs. Larkin will be broadcast Friday, October 4 on Paramount Network at 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT and will stream LIVE on DAZN. Preliminary and post-lim action will stream on DAZN, Bellator.com and globally on the Bellator Mobile App.
Globally on the Bellator Mobile App | DAZN at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT:
Featherweight Preliminary Bout: Adel Altamimi (8-5) vs. Salim Mukhidinov (6-3)
Middleweight Preliminary Bout: Anatoly Tokov (28-2) vs. Hracho Darpinyan (17-8-2)
Bellator 229: Koreshkov vs. Larkin Main Card
Paramount Network & DAZN at 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT:
Welterweight Main Event: Andrey Koreshkov (22-3) vs. Lorenz Larkin (20-7, 1 NC)
Lightweight Co-Main Event: Saad Awad (23-11) vs. Goiti Yamauchi (23-4)
118-Pound Contract Weight Main Card Bout: Keri Taylor Melendez (3-0) vs. Mandy Polk (6-4)
Middleweight Main Card Bout: Joe Schilling (4-5) vs. Tony Johnson (8-2)
Globally on the Bellator Mobile App | DAZN at conclusion of main card:
Welterweight Post-Lim Bout: Derek Anderson (15-3, 1 NC) vs. Guilherme “Bomba” (10-5)
Welterweight Post-Lim Bout: Joey Davis (5-0) vs. Jeff Peterson (10-7)
Middleweight Post-Lim Bout: Johnny Eblen (5-0) vs. Mauricio Alonso (13-7, 1 NC)
Lightweight Post-Lim Bout: Vladimir Tokov (4-0) vs. Brandon Hastings (6-3)
Middleweight Post-Lim Bout: Jordan Newman (1-0) vs. Riley Miller (Pro Debut)
Lightweight Post-Lim Bout: Sunni Imhotep (2-0) vs. Kelvin Gentapanan (Pro Debut)
Featherweight Post-Lim Bout: Jay-Jay Wilson (3-0)vs. Jorge Juarez (4-1)
*Card subject to change
Please visit Bellator.com for more information.
Bellator is a leading global mixed martial arts and kickboxing promotion featuring many of the best athletes in the world. Under the direction of veteran fight promoter Scott Coker, Bellator events take place in major cities worldwide and can be seen on television in over 160 countries to an available audience of over one billion people. In the United States, Bellator can be seen on both Paramount Network and DAZN, the world’s first truly dedicated LIVE sports streaming service. Bellator is comprised of an executive team that includes top industry professionals in television production, live event orchestration, fighter development/relations, venue procurement, sponsorship creation/development, international licensing, marketing, advertising, publicity and commission relations. Bellator is based in Hollywood, Calif. and owned by entertainment giant Viacom, home to the world’s premier entertainment brands that connect with audiences through compelling content across television, motion picture, online and mobile platforms.
About Paramount Network:
Paramount Network is a premium entertainment destination that pushes the limits of story-telling with bold original scripted and non-scripted series. Inspired by over a century of cinema, Paramount Network is where today’s brightest stars bring the experience of the big screen to every screen with stories that are immersive, inclusive, and deeply personal.
DAZN is the largest global sports streaming platform in the world. Since launching in 2016, DAZN has expanded across four continents with the app currently available for download in the United States, Canada, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, Japan and Brazil. In the U.S., DAZN has made its mark as an attractive alternative to pay-per-view within the combat sports industry. The platform features big fights from Matchroom Boxing, Golden Boy Promotions, GGG Promotions, Bellator MMA, the World Boxing Super Series and Combate Americas, all for one affordable price, on any device – including smart TVs, smartphones, tablets, games consoles and PCs. DAZN also features live MLB action each day of the season with its new daily show, ChangeUp. The much-anticipated daily program The Pat McAfee Show launched in September.