A 135-pound battle with potential title implications is within the works for Bellator 263 this summer time.
Bantamweight contenders Magomed Magomedov and Raufeon Stots are anticipated to sq. off July 31 at a location and venue that has not but been introduced. Los Angeles is the present frontrunner to carry the occasion.
Two folks with data of the matchup knowledgeable MMA Junkie of the reserving however requested to stay nameless because the promotion has but to make an official announcement.
Magomedov (18-1 MMA, 2-0 BMMA) has received each of his promotional appearances in dominant style. After he defeated fellow ACA alumnus Matheus Mattos in December, Magomedov submitted C.J. Hamilton within the second spherical of their April battle.
Stots (16-1 MMA, 4-0 BMMA) has shortly ascended up the divisional ladder with 4 straight wins in his 17 months with the promotion. After wins over Cheyden Leialoha, Cass Bell, and Keith Lee, Stots defeated Josh Hill by way of unanimous resolution at Bellator 258 in Could.
The Bellator bantamweight division is at present headed by titleholder Sergio Pettis and in addition contains different high contenders Juan Archuleta, Patchy Combine, and Leandro Higo amongst others. Magomedov and Stots are at present the one Bellator-ranked bantamweights with a scheduled battle.
With the addition, the Bellator 263 lineup contains:
- Kiefer Crosbie vs. Georgi Karakhanyan
- Magomed Magomedov vs. Raufeon Stots