Pitbull vs. Archuleta and Machida vs. Mousasi headline Bellator MMA’s return to The Forum, Saturday, September 28th. Fresh off his lightweight champion win in May, two-division champion Patricio “Pitbull” (29-4) will put his featherweight title on the line against Juan Archuleta (23-1), a winner of 18 consecutive fights. The match will also serve as one of the preliminary round match-ups for the Featherweight World Grand Prix, which features 16 featherweights vying for the 145-pound championship and a one million dollar grand prize.
In addition, a battle between two of the sport’s most prolific middleweights will also take place, as Lyoto Machida (26-8) looks to improve to 2-0 against former Bellator 185-pound champion, Gegard Mousasi (45-7-2).
Bellator 228: Pitbull vs. Archuleta will stream live exclusively on DAZN at 10 p.m./7 p.m. PT, while preliminary action will stream on Bellator.com, DAZN and globally on the Bellator Mobile App. Additional bouts will be announced in coming weeks.