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April 22 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm HST
BELLATOR MMA (EHB0422)
Saturday, April 22, 2023
Prelims 1:00pm 2:00 pm / Main card 4:00pm 5:00 pm
Valet Parking EHB0422P
Ages 2 & up will need to purchase a ticket for entry.
Ticket limit of 8 per household to be in effect for the entire time of ticket sales.
Presale with passwords: (on line only)
Thursday, February 16, 2023 @ 10:00 am – 10:00 pm HST
Public on sale: Friday, February 17, 2023 @ 10:00 am HST
Ticket Value: (Include appropriate S/C) Use ADULT:
$150 Floor / Risers
$100 Risers / Loges
$75 Upper Level rows C-J
$50 Upper level K-Q
Payment Accepted by:
Box Office sales – $1.00 per ticket facility fee
Applicable fees apply to all Ticketmaster Internet/Mobile.
Ticketmaster Processing fee $3.00 per order.
Ticketmaster TDD (Telecommunications Device for the Deaf): 1-800-474-4833
Blaisdell Box Office:
Blaisdell Box Office info line: (808) 768-5252
Blaisdell Box Office TDD (Telecommunications Device for the Deaf): (808) 768-9270
BELLATOR MMA RETURNS TO HAWAII FOR A STACKED DOUBLE-HEADER WITH EVENTS ON FRIDAY, APRIL 21 AND SATURDAY, APRIL 22
FLYWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPION AND UNITED STATES MARINE LIZ CARMOUCHE DEFENDS HER TITLE IN REMATCH AGAINST NO. 4 RANKED DEANNA BENNETT AT BELLATOR 294 ON FRIDAY, APRIL 21
BELLATOR 295 ON SATURDAY, APRIL 22 WILL SEE THE CONCLUSION OF THE BELLATOR BANTAMWEIGHT WORLD GRAND PRIX WHEN INTERIM CHAMPION RAUFEON STOTS MEETS NO. 2 RANKED PATCHY MIX AND OAHU’S OWN NO. 3-RANKED ILIMA-LEI MACFARLANE RETURNS HOME TO FACE NO. 2-RANKED KANA WATANABE
TICKETS ON SALE THIS FRIDAY, FEB. 17
LOS ANGELES – BELLATOR MMA has announced its annual return to the Hawaiian island of Oahu, where Honolulu’s Neal S. Blaisdell Arena will play home to a pair of events on back-to-back nights Friday, April 21 and Saturday, April 22.
Both cards air LIVE in the United States on SHOWTIME at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT/4 p.m. local HST.
BELLATOR 295: Stots vs. Mix on Saturday is main evented by the Finals of the BELLATOR Bantamweight World Grand Prix, which will see current Interim Champion Raufeon Stots (19-1) face No. 2-ranked Patchy Mix (17-1). In the co-main event, the pride of Honolulu, No. 3-ranked Ilima-Lei Macfarlane (12-2) looks to defend home turf against Japan’s No. 2-ranked Kana Watanabe (11-1-1)
The preliminary portion of Saturday’s BELLATOR 295: Stots vs. Mix event also features multiple confirmed marquee fights. First, a heavyweight pairing pitting Davion Franklin (5-1) versus Kasim Aras (7-1), as well as a pair of 155-pound scraps seeing Yancy Medeiros (16-8, 1 NC) face Charlie Leary (17-13-1) and Maui’s Bobby King (12-5) going up against Aalon Cruz (10-4) are official. At featherweight, Keoni Diggs (10-2) returns to action against Brazil’s Weber Almeida (7-1), and Kai Kamaka III (10-5-1) returns to Hawaii to compete against Adli Edwards (9-2). Lastly, in a women’s flyweight contest, undefeated No. 9-ranked Sumiko Inaba (5-0) meets former title challenger and No. 7-ranked Veta Arteaga (7-4).
The preliminary fights will stream live on the BELLATOR MMA YouTube channel, SHOWTIME Sports YouTube channel and Pluto TV.
BELLATOR 294 preliminary action will begin at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT/2 p.m. HST, while the
BELLATOR 295 prelims begin at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT/1 p.m. HST.
The complete bout listing for both events can be found below.
Friday night’s BELLATOR 294: Carmouche vs. Bennett 2 event is being held in honor of America’s Military, Veterans and First-Responders, all of whom are eligible to attend the event with a guest for free entry the day of with valid proof of ID. Free admission is based on a limited capacity and available on first come-first serve basis.
Tickets for BELLATOR 295: Stots vs. Mix go on sale Friday, Feb. 17, and are available at Ticketmaster and Bellator.com. A special presale will take place starting Thursday, Feb. 16.
Fresh off his vindicating decision victory over heated rival Danny Sabatello, Interim Bantamweight Champion Raufeon “Supa” Stots will compete for $1,000,000 and the BELLATOR Bantamweight World Grand Prix tournament championship against Patchy Mix on the second night of BELLATOR MMA’s annual action in Hawaii. The 34-year-old has established himself as one of the top competitors in all mixed martial arts, and he hopes to secure a showdown with friend and teammate, undisputed champion Sergio Pettis, with a winner over Mix. BELLATOR’s No. 9-ranked pound-for-pound talent has won 11 straight fights, including all his outings under the BELLATOR banner. The Houston native will seek to earn a life-changing payday and win one of the most difficult tournaments in all of sports in this marquee main event in Hawaii.
One of mixed martial arts’ most prolific submission artists, Patchy “No Love” Mix will put his four-fight winning streak on the line when he challenges Stots for the interim title, $1,000,000, and the Grand Prix tournament championship. Mix, 29, became a household name with victories over former BELLATOR and RIZIN champion Kyoji Horiguchi and perennial contender Magomed Magomedov in successive tournament matchups, and he will now get the opportunity of a lifetime in Hawaii against Stots. The Jackson-Wink MMA product has looked every part the future champion, and with this can’t-miss Grand Prix final, he has the chance to catapult himself into superstardom and set up a unification super-fight against reigning titleholder Sergio Pettis with $1,000,000 in the bank.
It should come as no surprise that Hawaii’s greatest female mixed martial artist, Ilima-Lei “The Ilimanator” Macfarlane will feature on BELLATOR’s return to “The Aloha State.” The former flyweight champion and one of the longtime faces of BELLATOR battles Japan’s Kana Watanabe in a compelling clash of Top 5 contenders. Macfarlane, 32, will look to build upon the momentum earned from her BELLATOR 284 victory over Brazil’s Bruna Ellen in August with a dominant performance against Watanabe in her native Hawaii. Now ranked No. 3 in the division, Macfarlane hopes to set up a showdown with friend and reigning champion Liz Carmouche; but first, she must get past a dangerous opponent in Kana Watanabe.
Though she will be entering hostile territory by taking on Macfarlane in Hawaii, Kana Watanabe will be eager to cement herself as the consensus pick to challenge for the flyweight title after Carmouche and Bennett go head-to-head one night prior. The 34-year-old has been nearly flawless in her professional MMA career, save for a loss to Carmouche at BELLATOR 261 in 2021. Notably, the No. 2-ranked BELLATOR flyweight has earned a reputation as a finisher; she submitted kickboxing standout Denise Kielholtz in her last outing at BELLATOR 281, and she finished tough Brazilian Ilara Joanne with ground strikes at BELLATOR 237 for her BELLATOR debut in 2019. Watanabe will look to deny the Hawaiian fans the satisfaction of a hometown win from Macfarlane as she hopes to punch her ticket to a title fight in this consequential flyweight matchup.
BELLATOR 295: STOTS VS. MIX MAIN CARD:
Saturday, April 22 – live on SHOWTIME
10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT/4 p.m. HST (local)
Bantamweight World Grand Prix Final: IC-Raufeon Stots (19-2) vs. #2-Patchy Mix (17-1)
Flyweight Bout: #3-Ilima-Lei Macfarlane (12-2) vs. #2-Kana Watanabe (11-1-1)
BELLATOR 295: STOTS VS. MIX PRELIMINARY CARD:
BELLATOR MMA YouTube channel | SHOWTIME Sports YouTube channel | Pluto TV
7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT/1 p.m. HST (local)
Heavyweight Bout: Davion Franklin (5-1) vs. Kasim Aras (7-1)
Lightweight Bout: Yancy Medeiros (16-8, 1 NC) vs. Charlie Leary (17-13-1)
Lightweight Bout: Bobby King (12-5) vs. Aalon Cruz (10-4)
Featherweight Bout: Keoni Diggs (10-2) vs. Weber Almeida (7-1)
Featherweight Bout: Kai Kamaka III (10-5-1) vs. Adli Edwards (9-2)
Flyweight Bout: #9– Sumiko Inaba (5-0) vs. #7- Veta Arteaga (7-4)
*Card subject to change.
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