Bellator returns stateside on Saturday with Bellator 276 which goes down at Family Arena in St. Charles, Mo., with a main card set to air on Showtime following prelims streamed on MMA Junkie.
A high-stakes matchup of featherweight contenders is featured in the main event. Adam Borics (17-1 MMA, 8-1 BMMA) and Mads Burnell (16-3 MMA, 3-0 BMMA) will clash in a bout that could possibly produce the next title contender in the weight class.
For more on the numbers behind the main event, as well as the rest of the card, check below for _ pre-event facts about Bellator 276.
Adam Borics vs. Mads Burnell
Borics competes in his first Bellator main event.
Borics’ five stoppage victories in Bellator featherweight competition are tied for fifth-most in divisional history behind A.J. McKee (13), Patricio Freire (12), Aaron Pico (eight) and Jay-Jay Wilson (six).
Borics has earned his past three victories by decision after earning his previous five Bellator victories by stoppage.
Burnell competes in his first Bellator main event.
Burnell is 7-0 since his final UFC appearance in May 2018.
Burnell has earned nine of his 10 career stoppage victories by submission.
Phil Davis vs. Julius Anglickas
Phil Davis (23-6 MMA, 10-3 BMMA) competes in his 14th Bellator light heavyweight bout, the most appearances in divisional history.
Davis’ 10 victories in Bellator light heavyweight competition are most in divisional history.
Davis is 5-3 dating back to when he lost the Bellator light heavyweight title in June 2017.
Davis’ four stoppage victories in Bellator light heavyweight competition are tied for third most in divisional history behind Liam McGeary (eight) and Muhammad Lawal (five).
Julius Anglickas (10-2 MMA, 3-1 BMMA) has earned all three of his Bellator victories by decision.
John Salter vs. Johnny Eblen
John Salter (18-5 MMA, 8-2 BMMA) competes in his 11th Bellator middleweight bout, the second-most appearances in divisional history behind Alexander Shlemenko (17).
Salter has earned 17 of his 18 career victories by stoppage. That includes seven of his eight Bellator wins.
Salter’s eight victories in Bellator middleweight competition are second most in divisional history behind Shlemenko (12).
Salter’s seven stoppage victories in Bellator middleweight competition are second most in divisional history behind Shlemenko (eight).
Salter’s six submission victories in Bellator middleweight competition are most in divisional history.
Salter’s six submission victories in Bellator competition are tied for fourth most in company history behind Goiti Yamauchi (eight), A.J. McKee (seven) and Neiman Gracie (seven).
Johnny Eblen’s (10-0 MMA, 6-0 BMMA) six-fight Bellator winning streak at middleweight is tied with Anatoly Tokov for the longest active streak in the division.
Jay Jay Wilson vs. Gadzhi Rabadanov
Jay Jay Wilson
Jay Jay Wilson (8-0 MMA, 7-0 BMMA) moves up to the lightweight division for the first time in his Bellator career.
Wilson has earned seven of his eight career victories by stoppage.
Wilson’s four submission victories in Bellator featherweight competition are tied for third most in divisional history behind McKee (seven) and Freire (five).
Romero Cotton vs. Freddy Sandoval
Romero Cotton’s (5-0 MMA, 5-0 BMMA) five-fight Bellator winning streak at middleweight is the third-longest active streak in the division behind Eblen (six) and Tokov (six).
Cody Law vs. James Adcock
Cody Law (5-0 MMA, 5-0 BMMA) has earned four of his five career victories by stoppage.
Law’s five-fight Bellator winning streak at featherweight is tied for the second-longest active streak in the division behind McKee (18).
Roman Faraldo vs. Kelvin Rayford
Roman Faraldo (6-0 MMA, 3-0 BMMA) has earned all six of his career victories by knockout.
Faraldo is one of three fighters in Bellator history to earn multiple knockouts stemming from a flying knee. Borics and Michael Page also accomplished the feat.
Jordan Howard vs. Trevor Ward
Jordan Howard (10-5 MMA, 1-2 BMMA) returns to competition for the first time since April 2018. It’s the longest layoff of his career.
Trevor Ward (6-5 MMA, 0-0 BMMA) makes his promotional debut with a 1-4 record in his past five fights dating back to July 2015. He hasn’t competed since September 2018.