Bellator 293: Marcelo Golm vs. Daniel James live results


Which heavyweight contender will come out on top in the Bellator 293 headliner: Marcelo Golm or Daniel James?

Marcelo Golm and Daniel James will both look for a huge victory that can move them one step closer to a title shot in the heavyweight division when they collide in the main event of Bellator 293.

Golm, who is currently ranked No. 5 at heavyweight in Bellator, has won four straight since parting ways with the UFC in 2019. This includes both of his fights thus far in Bellator, which has seen him score a first-round TKO of Billy Swanson at Bellator 265 and a second-round submission of Davion Franklin at Bellator 283.

James, the No. 8 fighter in the Bellator heavyweight rankings, had runs in the ACA and LFA before joining Bellator last year. In his promotional debut at Bellator 288 — in his hometown of Chicago — James pulled off an unbelievable comeback upset, scoring a second-round finish of Tyrell Fortune.

Cat Zingano and Leah McCourt compete in the women's featherweight co-main event.

[UPDATED] Bellator 293: Marcelo Golm vs. Daniel James live results

Bellator 293 Main Card (Showtime, 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT)

  • Daniel James defeated Marcelo Golm via TKO, Round 3 - 0:26
  • Cat Zingano defeated Leah McCourt via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 29-28)
  • John Salter defeated Aaron Jeffrey via decision (30-27 x3)
  • Archie Colgan defeated Justin Montalvo via TKO, Round 1 - 3:33
  • Luke Trainer defeated Sullivan Cauley via submission (rear-naked choke), Round 1 - 2:58

Bellator 293 Preliminary Card (YouTube, 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT)

  • Rakim Cleveland defeated Christian Edwards via submission (guillotine), Round 3 - 3:55
  • Mike Hamel defeated Nick Browne via TKO, Round 1 - 0:42
  • Adam Piccolotti defeated Mandel Nallo via submission (rear-naked choke), Round 3 - 4:26
  • Sara Collins defeated Pam Sorenson via submission (armbar), Round 1 - 2:43
  • Jeff Creighton defeated Joey Davis via split decision (29-28, 29-28, 28-29)
  • Lucas Brennan defeated Josh San Diego via submission (rear-naked choke), Round 1 - 2:14
  • Vladimir Tokov defeated Lance Gibson Jr. via KO, Round 1 - 1:02
  • Randi Field defeated Ashley Cummins via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
  • Bryce Meredith defeated Brandon Carillo via submission (armbar) – Round 2, 3:17
  • Mackenzie Stiller defeated Maria Henderson via submission (armbar) - Round 1, 3:17

Bellator 293: Marcelo Golm vs. Daniel James takes place on Friday, March 31, 2023, live from the Pechanga Resort Casino in Temecula, CA. Follow along with FanSided MMA for all your news and highlights.