Bellator 283 Lima vs Jackson: The Line-Up

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Bellator 283 will be live from Tacoma, Washington, United States this Friday with a newly appointed main event between Douglas “The Phenom” Lima and Jason “The Ass-Kicking Machine” Jackson. Originally, the reigning Bellator lightweight champion, Patricky “Pitbull” Freire, was set to defend his title atop the card against Sidney “Da Gun” Outlaw. After Pitbull was forced to withdraw due to injury, Douglas Lima and Jason Jackson were elevated to the main event slot which also entailed an increase from 3 rounds to 5 rounds. This will mark Lima’s fifth consecutive main event and Jackson’s first Bellator main event after completing his fourth consecutive co-main event assignment.

Also on this card is Sidney Outlaw welcoming Bellator newcomer and Rizin Champion Tofiq Musayev in a co-main event with heavy title implications. In addition to that, we’ll have a chance to see undefeated 24-year-old Usman Nurmagomedov attempt to improve his record to 15-0 when he takes on Team Alpha Male’s Chris Gonzalez. The featured bout of the preliminary card is appointment viewing between undefeated fighters Romero Cotton and Dalton Rosta, both of whom are 6-0.

The preliminary card will begin at 7:00 p.m. ET (12:00 a.m. IST) and the main card begins at 10:00 p.m. ET (3:00 a.m. IST).

All photos are via Bellator MMA unless stated otherwise

Main Card

Preliminary Card

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Main Card

Welterweight 5-Round Main Event: #3-Douglas Lima (32-10) vs. #4-Jason Jackson (15-4)

Lightweight Co-Main Event: #1-Sidney Outlaw (16-4) vs. Tofiq Musayev (18-4)

Lightweight Bout: #3-Usman Nurmagomedov (14-0) vs. Chris Gonzalez (7-1)

Welterweight BoutLorenz Larkin (24-7) vs. Mukhamed Berkhamov (15-1)

Heavyweight Bout: #8-Davion Franklin (5-0) vs. Marcelo Golm (9-3)

Preliminary Card

Middleweight Bout: #7-Romero Cotton (6-0) vs. #8-Dalton Rosta (6-0)

Flyweight Bout: #5-Veta Arteaga (6-4) vs. #7-Vanessa Porto (23-9)

Lightweight Bout: #9-Gadzhi Rabadanov (17-4-2) vs. Bobby King (12-4)

Bantamweight BoutJaylon Bates (5-0) vs. Mark Coates (10-7)

Welterweight BoutRoman Faraldo (7-0) vs. Luis Iniguez (5-1)

Featherweight Bout: Kai Kamaka III (9-5-1) vs. Akhmed Magomedov (8-0, 1 NC)

Welterweight Bout: Ethan Hughes (3-0) vs. Kevin Hand (2-0)

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