September 18th is a busy night for MMA. Not only is there UFC Vegas 37, but Bellator 266 in San Jose.
Much like the UFC show, the light heavyweights are the headliners for Bellator, with former UFC middleweight contender Yoel Romero finally making his debut in the promotion against former Bellator 205 lbs champion and fellow UFC veteran Phil Davis. We were supposed to see Romero take on Anthony Johnson in the light heavyweight tournament quarterfinals, but Romero didn’t get medical clearance and was yanked from the tournament.
Co-main event action sees one-time welterweight title challenger Neiman Gracie take on Mark Lemminger, while former women’s flyweight title challenger Alejandra Lara battles DeAnna Bennett.
Here’s the full fight card lineup for Bellator 266. The good news is that there’s enough of a gap that the UFC main event will not clash with Bellator’s main event.
Main Card (10 PM ET, Showtime)
Phil Davis vs. Yoel Romero
Neiman Gracie vs. Mark Lemminger
Alejandra Lara vs. DeAnna Bennett
Georgi Karakhanyan vs. Saul Rogers
Christian Edwards vs. Ben Parrish
Preliminary Card (7 PM ET, Online)
Grant Neal vs. Alex Polizzi
Khalid Murtazaliev vs. Anthony Adams
Abraham Vaesau vs. Albert Gonzales
Socrates Hernandez vs. Pedro Juarez
Bobby Seronio III vs. Erin Hunter
Rhalan Gracie vs. Shane Keefe
Eddie Abasolo vs. Art Hernandez
Edwin De Los Santos vs. Jon Adams
Jesse Delgado vs. Joshua Dillon