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Two More Bouts Announced For Upcoming Bellator vs. Rizin Card

Lorenz Larkin (photo via Bellator)

By FCF Staff

Bellator has announced two more fights for the promotion’s upcoming, co-promoted event with Rizin, which will take place on July 29th in Saitama, Japan.

At bantamweight, Bellator’s #5-ranked Danny Sabatello (14-2) will take on the #4-ranked Magomed Magomedov (19-3).

Sabatello is coming off a second-round, submission win over Marcos Breno in April, and he’s gone 4-1 in his last five bouts.

Magomedov, meanwhile, was choked out by Patchy Mix in their December match-up. Magomedov is 3-2 in his last five fights.

In addition, Bellator has announced that former welterweight champ, the #5-ranked Andrey Koreshkov (26-4), will battle #9 -ranked Lorenz Larkin (25-7, 2 NC). The fought in 2019 and Larkin won the fight by split decision, marking the last time Koreshkov has been defeated.

More recently, Koreshkov stopped Leonardo Cavalheiro last July to extend his winning streak to four.

Larkin, meanwhile, KO’d Mukhamed Berkhamov this past February and is 4-0, with 1 no-contest, in his last five fights.

Here is the updated line-up for Bellator’s second, co-promoted event with Rizin.

BELLATOR X RIZIN: Pitbull vs. McKee:

Sunday, July 30 at Saitama Super Arena in Japan

SHOWTIME (U.S.) – July 29 at 11 pm ET / 8 pm PT

Lightweight World Grand Prix Quarterfinals: #2-Patricky Pitbull (24-11) vs. #5-AJ McKee (20-1)

Inaugural Flyweight World Championship: Kyoji Horiguchi (16-9) vs. Makoto “Shinryu” (16-1-1)

Bantamweight Bout: #5-Danny Sabatello (14-2) vs. #4-Magomed Magomedov (19-3)

Flyweight Bout: #3-Kana Watanabe (11-2-1) vs. #7-Veta Arteaga (7-5)

Welterweight Bout: #5-Andrey Koreshkov (26-4) vs. #9-Lorenz Larkin (25-7, 2 NC)

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posted by FCF Staff @ 9:11 am
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