Bellator MMA is going back on the road and heading to St. Louis (technically St. Charles) this March.
On Wednesday, promotion officials announced that Bellator 276 would take place on March 12, 2022 at the Family Arena in St. Charles, MO. Atop the card, a pair of non-title fights: at featherweight, Adam Borics will face Mads Burnell, while at light heavyweight, Phil Davis meets Julius Anglickas.
Sources had originally confirmed with Cageside Press that a lightweight title fight was attached to the card; that plan appears to have changed.
When it comes to the featherweight division, Adam Borics vs. Mads Burnell could very likely determine the next title challenger. Both fighters have been red hot of late, with Borics (17-1) winning three straight since being bounced from the featherweight grand prix. Most recently, the Hungarian earned a unanimous decision win against Jeremy Kennedy.
Burnell (16-3), meanwhile, has won seven straight, split between his tours of duty in Cage Warriors and Bellator. In July, he got past perennial contender Emmanuel “El Matador” Sanchez, capturing a hard-fought unanimous decision victory.
Former 205lb champ Phil Davis (23-6, 1NC), meanwhile, will look to build on a win against Yoel Romero back in September when he faces Julius Anglickas (10-2) in the other half of Bellator 276’s double header. A replacement fighter in the light heavyweight grand prix, Anglickas fell to current champ Vadim Nemkov in October.
That defeat was the first of Anglickas’ professional career.