Bellator 289 adds Dalton Rosta vs. Anthony Adams, finalized card


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Dalton Rosta, Bellator 273 weigh-ins Credit: Eddie Law/Cageside Press

Next month’s Bellator 289 card is complete, following the addition of a battle between ranked middleweights.

Officials for the promotion released the final roster for the end of 2022 on Monday, announcing that No. 5-ranked 185’er Dalton Rosta (7-0) will face No. 10-ranked Anthony Adams (9-2).

Rosta has been perfect so far in his pro career and trains alongside division champion Johnny Eblen at American Top Team in Florida. Last time out, Hercules dropped his opponent Romero Cotton with a left hook, ending his night in the third round.

The 27-year-old Rosta spent his professional career in Bellator MMA, debuting with the promotion in 2019. He holds a win over current UFC fighter Cody Brundage from the pair’s amateur days.

Adams, who twice appeared on Dana White’s Contender Series only to fall short on both counts, making his promotional debut last time out at Bellator 266, defeating the highly touted Khalid Murtazaliev via unanimous decision.

Bellator 289 will feature the semifinal round of the promotion’s bantamweight Grand Prix, including a bantamweight title fight between Raufeon Stots and Danny Sabatello in the main event. In the evening’s co-main event, flyweight champion Liz Carmouche will return with Juliana Velasquez after the pair’s first fight ended in controversy.

Set to take place at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT on December 9, 2022 and air live on Showtime in the US, Bellator 289 currently features the following bouts:

  • Raufeon Stots (ic) vs Danny Sabatello – for the Bellator MMA Interim Bantamweight Championship / Grand Prix Bantamweight Semi-Final
  • Liz Carmouche vs. Juliana Velasquez – for the Bellator MMA Women’s Flyweight Championship
  • Patchy Mix vs. Magomed Magomedov – semi-final of the Grand Prix in the rooster category
  • Dalton Rosta vs. Anthony Adams
  • Dennis Kielholz Ilara Joan
  • Cody Law vs. Cris Lencioni
  • Kyle Crutchmer vs. Jaleel Willis
  • Kai Kamaka vs. Kevin Boehm
  • Mark Lemminger vs. Michael Lombardo
  • Pat Downey vs. Christian Echols
  • Cass Bell vs. Jared Scoggins
  • Randy Field vs. Christina Katsikis
  • Theo Haig vs. Kareem Klein
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