Raufeon Stots vs. Danny Sabatello: Bellator 289 date, start time, TV channel and live stream

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The Bellator Bantamweight World Grand Prix continues in Friday's main event when Raufeon Stots defends his interim belt against Danny Sabatello. 

Stots comes into this fight on an impressive 10 fight winning streak, with six coming under the Bellator banner and now will be looking to take another step towards challening for the full Bellator bantamweight title. 

His opponent Sabatello is also unbeaten during his time with Bellator and has already overcome Brett Johns, Jornel Lugo and Leandro Higo to reach the final four of this Grand Prix, this is all despite coming into the tournament as a wild card entrant. 

Here's everything you need to know about Stots vs. Sabatello.

When is Stots vs. Sabatello? date, start time

  • Date: Friday, December 9   
  • Main card: 9 p.m. ET / 2 a.m. GMT   
  • Main event cagewalks (approx): 12 a.m. ET / 5 a.m. GMT  

The main card is set to get underway 9 p.m. ET / 2 a.m. GMT with the main event cagewalks scheduled for 12 a.m. ET / 5 a.m. GMT. These timings could change due to the length of the undercard fights. 

What channel/stream is Stots vs. Sabatello?

  • U.S.: Showtime   
  • UK: BBC iPlayer   

Fans in the U.S. can watch the fight on Showtime (click here for more information), while fans in the UK can stream the event on BBC iPlayer. 

Where is the Stots vs. Sabatello fight?

The fight is set to take place at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut. 

Raufeon Stots record and bio

  • Nationality: American   
  • Date of Birth: December 16, 1988 
  • Height: 5' 7"    
  • Reach: 72.4"   
  • Total Fights: 18   
  • Record: 17-1-0  

Danny Sabatello record and bio

  • Nationality: American 
  • Date of Birth: March 31, 1993   
  • Height: 5' 10"    
  • Reach: 70.9"  
  • Total Fights: 14
  • Record: 13-1-0   

Stots vs. Sabatello fight card

Main Card

  • Raufeon Stots vs. Danny Sabatello; For Stots' Bellator interim bantamweight title
  • Liz Carmouche vs. Juliana Velasquez; For Carmouche's Bellator women's flyweight title
  • Patchy Mix vs. Magomed Magomedov; Bantamweight
  • Dalton Rosta vs. Anthony Adams; Middleweight


  • Denise Kielholtz vs. Ilara Joanne; Women's flyweight
  • Cody Law vs. Cris Lencioni; Featherweight
  • Kyle Crutchmer vs. Jaleel Willis; Welterweight
  • Kai Kamaka III vs. Kevin Boehm; Featherweight
  • Mark Lemminger vs. Michael Lombardo; Welterweight
  • Pat Downey vs. Christian Echols; Middleweight
  • Cass Bell vs. Jared Scoggins; Bantamweight
  • Randi Field vs. Kristina Katsikis; Women's flyweight
  • Lucas Brennan vs. Dre Miley; Featherweight

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