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