Promotion officials today announced the new booking. Sherdog first reported the matchup.
Featuring a heavyweight title unification match between reigning champ Ryan Bader and interim titleholder Valentin Moldavsky, Bellator 273 takes place Jan. 29 at Footprint Center in Phoenix.
The night’s main card airs live on Showtime following prelims that stream on MMA Junkie.
Brennan (5-0 MMA, 5-0 BMMA) is unbeaten in the first five bout of his professional career, which have all taken place under the Bellator banner. The 21-year-old “Skywalker” has secured finished in four of those contests, including three via submission.
Meanwhile, Lugo (5-4 MMA, 0-0 BMMA) returns from a 16-month layoff. He fought most recently in August 2020, suffering a majority decision loss to current UFC featherweight Natan Levy in a bout under the LFA banner.
With the addition to the card, the Bellator 273 lineup now includes:
MAIN CARD (Showtime, 10 p.m. ET )
- Ryan Bader vs. Valentin Moldavsky
- Benson Henderson vs. Islam Mamedov
- Henry Corrales vs. Aiden Lee
- Sabah Homasi vs. Jaleel Willis
PRELIMINARY CARD (MMA Junkie, 7 p.m. ET)
- Enrique Barzola vs. Darrion Caldwell
- Saad Awad vs. Chris Gonzalez
- Romero Cotton vs. Dalton Rosta
- Sullivan Cauley vs. Ben Parrish
- Weber Almeida vs. Josh Wright
- Lucas Brennan vs. Benjamin Lugo
- Nikita Mikhailov vs. Blaine Shutt