Bellator 276: Borics Triumphs in Historic Featherweight Clash

Bellator 276, held at the Family Arena in St. Charles, Missouri, was a night of thrilling fights and memorable moments. The event was headlined by a high-paced, five-round striking battle between Adam Borics and Mads Burnell, marking the first five-round non-title featherweight main event in Bellator history.

Borics and Burnell, both ranked no. 2 in the Bellator featherweight division, put on a show for the ages. The fight was a back-and-forth affair, with both fighters showcasing their striking skills and resilience. The opening round was closely contested, with Burnell mixing up his striking levels and Borics responding with a short, stunning shot that rocked Burnell. The fast tempo and willingness to exchange blows set the tone for the rest of the fight.

Despite the intense pace, both fighters refused to take their feet off the gas. Borics seemed one step ahead of Burnell, and when the final bell rang, it was Borics who emerged victorious. The judges awarded him a unanimous decision victory, with scores of 49-46, 50-45, and 49-46.

With this win, Borics extended his winning streak to four and made a strong case for himself as a potential No. 1 contender for the featherweight title. The loss for Burnell was his first in the promotion and ended his seven-fight winning streak.

The co-main event of the night saw former Bellator Light Heavyweight Champion Phil Davis return to action against Julius Anglickas. Davis emerged victorious, winning by unanimous decision.

Other notable fights included a middleweight bout between John Salter and Johnny Eblen, and a women’s flyweight fight where Diana Avsaragova defeated Kyra Batara by unanimous decision.

Bellator 276 was a testament to the high level of competition in the promotion. The event not only delivered thrilling fights but also set the stage for future title challenges. With fighters like Borics making their mark, the featherweight division is set to see some exciting matchups in the near future.


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