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‘King’ Karl Albrektsson booked against top ranked opponet at Bellator 290



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Karl Albrektsson. Photo: Johnathon “Sweep” Michael – Frontkick

Swedish No. 9 ranked Bellator fighter Karl Albrektsson is booked for a new fight.

On February 4, he will face No. 6 ranked Grant Neal in a three round bout at Bellator 290 that takes place in Inglewood, California.

The fight was just announced by Superior Management on social media.


In his last fight, at Bellator 285, Albrektsson suffered a second-round submission loss against Karl Moore that put a halt to his four-fight winning streak. The Swede has a professional record of 13-5 and is 2-2 in Bellator.

Grant comes from a win against Christian Edwards in April last year, and holds a record of 7-1 and fought the majority of his professional bouts in the promotion.

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Current lineup for Bellator 290 with Karl Albrektsson

The Bellator 290 will be one of the promotion’s bigger events in quite a while.

The card is headlined by  Fedor “The Last Emperor” Emelianenko’s retirement fight against heavyweight champion Ryan “Darth” Bader.

Emelianenko and Bader clashed once before at Bellator 214 in 2019. The American won the fight via a quick first-round knockout.

Since then, “The Last Emperor” has first-round knockout wins over Quintin Jackson and Timothy Johnson while Bader successfully defended his title twice in 2022 against Valentin Moldavsky and Cheick Kongo.

  • Heavyweight title bout:Ryan Bader (c) vs. Fedor Emelianenko
  • Middleweight title bout:Johnny Eblen (c) vs. Anatoly Tokov
  • Welterweight bout:Sabah Homasi vs. Brennan Ward
  • Welterweight bout:Neiman Gracie vs. Michael Lombardo
  • Bantamweight bout:Jornel Lugo vs. Jaylon Bates
  • Featherweight bout:Henry Corrales vs. Akhmed Magomedov
  • Light Heavyweight bout: Karl Albrektsson vs. Grant Neal
  • Lightweight bout: Chris Gonzalez vs. Max Rohskopf
  • Women’s Flyweight bout:Alejandra Lara vs. Diana Avsaragova
  • Welterweight bout: Ethan Hughes vs. Yusuf Karakaya

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