Following a recent announcement of doubleheader scheduled for late October in Uncasville, Connecticut, the promotion set its next event in Thackerville, Oklahoma. Middleweights John Salter and Costello van Steenis square off in the headliner of Bellator 233 held on November 9 (AEST) on Paramount Network and DAZN.
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John Salter (16-4) of the US won his previous bout at Bellator 210 in November 2018 by submission in the first round against Chidi Njokuani. Before that was submitted by Rafael Lovato Jr. in Round 3, which snapped his seven-fight win streak including the victories against Jason Radcliffe, Kendall Grove, among others.
Costello van Steenis (12-1) of Holland is riding the six-fight win streak. In his previous outing this past June he stopped Mike Shipman in the second round. Last November he took a split decision against Chris Honeycutt, which followed a pair of first-round TKO victories against Kevin Fryer and Steve Skrzat.
Other bouts for Bellator 233 are expected to be announced in the coming weeks. The current lineup can be found below.
Middleweight John Salter vs. Costello van Steenis