A pair of LFA alumni will collide at Bellator 268 this October.
The Phoenix, Arizona card, set for October 16, 2021, at the Footprint Center will see LFA lightweight champ Nick Browne (11-1) make his promotional debut, opposite the returning Bobby Lee (12-6). Promotion officials confirmed the booking to Cageside Press on Friday.
For Browne, the fight will mark his first since capturing the LFA title back in January. Currently on a four-fight win streak, “NyQuil” has bee flirting with the major promotions for a while now. He previously competed with the WSOF, a precursor to the Professional Fighters League.
The 31-year old has seven finishes among his eleven wins.
For Lee, Bellator 268 represents the chance to snap a two-fight skid. In his promotional debut, at welterweight, Lee fell to Joey Davis at Bellator 253 last year. This past June, he lost another decision, this time to Soren Bak in a lightweight bout.
Lee vs. Browne will be contested at 155lbs.
Bellator 268 is expected to be headlined by a light heavyweight title fight between champ Vadim Nemkov and Anthony “Rumble” Johnson. That fight will be joined by a second 205lb showdown featuring ex-champ Ryan Bader against Corey Anderson. Both bouts are semifinals in Bellator’s light heavyweight grand prix.
The following bouts have been reported for the Bellator 268 card thus far:
Vadim Nemkov (c) vs. Anthony Johnson – for the Bellator light heavyweight championship/Bellator light heavyweight grand prix semifinal
Ryan Bader vs. Corey Anderson – Bellator light heavyweight grand prix semifinal
Henry Corrales vs. Vladyslav Parubchenko
Érik Pérez vs. Brett Johns
Sullivan Cauley vs. Deon Clash
Bobby Lee vs. Nick Browne