Get excited: The Bellator Lightweight World Grand Prix starts at Bellator 292 on Friday.
A pair of quarter-final fights served as the main event and co-main event, with lightweight Bellator champion Usman Nurmagomedov defending his title for the first time against Benson Henderson and Taufik Musayev taking on Alexander Chablis.
It also featured a rematch between heavyweights Valentin Moldavsky and Linton Vassell. At Bellator 218 nearly two years ago, he defeated the Fedor Emelianenko-trained fighter Vassell by unanimous decision. Rounding out the main sheet is Michael Page versus Goiti Yamauchi in a potential #1 contender at welterweight.
But before we get to those fights, we have a few preliminary actions to watch for. Bellator 292 kicks off with a YouTube livestream of the initial card, which can be watched here at 7pm EST / 4pm PT. We’re moving to the main card on Showtime at 10pm EST / 7pm PT.
Main Card (Showtime, 10pm EST / 7pm PT)
- Usman Nurmagomedov vs. Benson Henderson
- Tawfiq Musaev vs. Alexander Shibli
- Valentin Moldavsky vs. Linton Vassell
- Michael Page vs. Goitei Yamauchi
The Preliminary Card (YouTube, 7pm ET / 4pm PT)
- Eric Perez vs Enrique Barzola
- Josh Hill vs. Cass Bell
- Khalid Murtazaliev vs. Tony Johnson
- Julius Angelicas vs. Dovlitzan Yagshimuradov
- Laird Anderson vs. Rogelio Luna
- Theo Hague vs. Adam Wamsley
Stay in touch with Bloody Elbow for live updates, play-by-play, and discussion on Bellator 292.
About the author: Kristen King is a writer for Bloody Elbow. I’ve covered combat sports since 2016. (Full CV)
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