Ex-Champ Juliana Velasquez, Undefeated Archie Coglan Among Bellator 301 Additions

Juliana Velasquez, Bellator 289
Juliana Velasquez, Bellator 289 ceremonial weigh-in Credit: Bellator MMA

Bellator 301 in Chicago, IL this November continues to grow.

Already featuring a pair of title fights atop the card — Yaroslav Amosov vs. Jason Jackson at welterweight, and Sergio Pettis vs. Patchy Mix at bantamweight — four more fights were added to the docket on Monday, per a press release from Bellator MMA officials.

Additionally, a previously reported lightweight match-up between A.J. McKee and Sidney Outlaw was also confirmed.

Among the new additions, former Bellator women’s flyweight champ Juliana Velasquez (12-2) will look to return to the win column and shake off back-to-back losses against current champ Liz Carmouche. Fighting for the first time since December of 2022, Velasquez will take on Nova Uniao’s Paula Cristina, a former Shooto Brasil strawweight champ. Cristina made her Bellator MMA debut earlier this year, falling to Denise Kielholtz.

Also newly added to Bellator 301, Archie Colgan (8-0), ranked #10 at lightweight, takes on Dutch striker Peter Buist, in the latter’s promotional debut.

The other new additions to the Bellator 301 card at the Wintrust Arena in Chicago, IL include flyweight Keri Taylor Melendez (5-0), wife of lightweight legend Gilbert Melendez, taking on Sabriye Sengul (3-3), while Matheus Mattos (13-2-1) meets Richard Palencia (10-1) at bantamweight.

The full Bellator 301 card as announced to date for November 17, 2023 breaks down as follows:

Main Card

Yaroslav Amosov (c) vs. Jason Jackson — for the Bellator MMA welterweight championship
Sergio Pettis (c) vs. Patchy Mix (ic) — for the Bellator MMA bantamweight championship / title unification bout
Raufeon Stots vs. #6-Danny Sabatello
AJ McKee vs. Sidney Outlaw
Patricky Pitbull vs. Alexander Shabliy — Bellator lightweight grand prix semifinal

Preliminary Card

Daniel James vs. Ali Isaev
Tyrell Fortune vs. Marcelo Golm
Timur Khizriev vs. Justin Gonzales
Archie Colgan vs. Pieter Buist
Juliana Velasquez vs. Paula Cristina
Keri Taylor Melendez vs. Sabriye Sengul
Matheus Mattos vs. Richard Palencia
Mike Hamel vs. Tim Wilde
Denise Kielholtz vs. Sumiko Inaba
Islam Mamedov vs. Killys Mota


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