With fans in attendance for the first time since October 2019, Bellator returns to Milan, Italy for a condensed card. Lightweight Adam Piccolotti (13-4) targets his second win of 2022 as he takes on Bellator rookie Mansour Baranaoui (19-4) who enters today for the first time since May 2019 but is on a streak of six consecutive victories. Also on the main card, Bellator’s third-middleweight Fabian Edwards (10-2) returns after his knockout victory over Lyoto Machida in May to take on Charlie Ward (10-4) who has won seven of his last eight fights. . A heavyweight bout between Denis Stojnić and Oleg Popov was scheduled for this event; however, Denis tested positive for COVID on the day of the weigh-ins and the fight was called off.
How to watch Bellator 287: Piccolotti vs. Barnaoui:
Date of the game: October 29, 2022
Game time: 4:00 p.m. ET
TV channel: Showtime East
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In his last fight 41 months ago, Barnaoui won the million dollar prize and the Road FC lightweight championship by submitting A Sol Kwon with a rear-end choke in the first round. Due to the pandemic closing gyms, Barnaoui traveled to the mountains to snowboard before returning to train in Dubai and later Las Vegas before signing an exclusive multi-fight contract with Bellator.
In lightweight action, Saul “The Hangman” Rogers (15-4) makes his 2022 debut against England’s Tim Wilde (14-4-1) who hasn’t lost since May 2019.
Also on the card is American featherweight Justin Gonzalez (13-1) aiming for his second win of 2022 as he takes on fearsome veteran Andrew Fisher (19-8-1), undefeated in his last six fights dating back to 2016. .
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