Streaking featherweight Emmanuel Sanchez will meet UFC veteran Sam Sicilia in the bill’s penultimate bout on April 28 at Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Ill., Bellator announced this week.
The 27-year-old Roufusport man has won three straight and was last seen submitting former champion Daniel Straus in the third round of Bellator 184’s co-headliner in October. Sanchez heads into the contest with a promotional record of 8-2.
Sicilia joined the Scott Coker-led outfit in late 2017 after dropping three straight in the UFC, and ended the year with a unanimous decision over ex-bantamweight titleholder Marcos Galvao in his December promotional debut.
In the main event, Fedor Emelianenko and Frank Mir clash in the third of the heavyweight grand prix’s four quarterfinal bouts.