Austin Vanderford has signed on for his first put up-title battle assignment in Bellator.
At Bellator 284, Vanderford (11-1 MMA, 5-1 BMMA) will battle Anthony Adams (9-2 MMA, 1-0 BMMA) in a middleweight bout, a promotion genuine Monday advised MMA Junkie. The match takes arena Aug. 12 at Sanford Pentagon in Sioux Falls, S.D. The predominant card airs on Showtime after prelims on MMA Junkie.
Vanderford, 32, looks to rebound from a short title battle loss to Gegard Mousasi. The bout lasted 85 seconds and Mousasi won by TKO. The loss used to be Vanderford’s first as a talented MMA fighter and came on the heels of a in actual fact bloody unanimous decision victory over Fabian Edwards.
Adams, in the intervening time, will gaze to proceed the momentum from his most modern outing, a unanimous decision upset over frail UFC fighter Khalid Murtazaliev at Bellator 266 in September. The purchase came in Adams’ first battle in 13 months. He has no longer competed since, although did withdraw from a Could maybe honest reserving towards Lorenz Larkin.
With the addition, the Bellator 284 lineup involves:
- Neiman Gracie vs. Goiti Yamauchi
- Valentin Moldavksy vs. Steve Mowry
- Anthony Adams vs. Austin Vanderford
- Bruna Ellen vs. Ilima-Lei Macfarlane
- Weber Almeida vs. Ilias Bulaid
- Said Sowma vs. Gokhan Saricam
- DeAnna Bennett vs. Justine Kish
- Sarvazhon Khamidov vs. Jared Scoggins
- Mitchell McKee vs. Tony Ortega
- Heed Currier vs. Bailey Schoenfelder