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Bellator MMA is ready to kick off a massive 2023 campaign with a bang. The promotion already has five events on the books for the first half of the year, but it all begins with a showcase event on CBS.

Ryan Bader will put his heavyweight crown on the line against legend Fedor Emelianenko in the promotion's debut on the network. It will be the first MMA event to air on CBS since Strikeforce Nashville in 2010. The card will also feature a middleweight title bout when champion Johnny Eblen takes on top contender Anatoly Tokov.

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Then later in February, welterweight champion Yaroslav Amosov returns to take on interim titleholder Logan Storley. Amosov has been out of action since winning the title as he returned home to fight in Ukraine amid the war with Russia. Amosov and Storley put on an instant classic in their first meeting with Amosov edging out a decision to earn him a title shot.

Be sure to check back in on this page to stay up to date on the upcoming Bellator events throughout the remainder of the year.

Upcoming Bellator MMA schedule

EventDateMain eventWeight classLocationTV
Bellator 290Feb. 4Ryan Bader (c) vs. Fedor EmelianenkoHeavyweight titleLos AngelesCBS
Bellator 291Feb. 25Yaroslav Amosov (c) vs. Logan Storley (ic) 2Welterweight titleDublin, IrelandShowtime
Bellator 292March 10Usman Nurmagomedov (c) vs. Benson HendersonLightweight titleSan Jose, CaliforniaShowtime
Bellator 293March 31Marcelo Golm vs. Daniel JamesHeavyweightsTemecula, CaliforniaShowtime
Bellator ParisMay 12Gegard Mousasi vs. Fabian EdwardsMiddleweightsParisShowtime