Bellator MMA is planning to host two shows in two days in September at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut, according to sources.
The first event will take place Sept. 11 and showcase a rematch between light heavyweights Lyoto Machida (26-9) and Phil Davis (21-5). That event will also feature the promotional debut of former UFC title challenger Cat Zingano (10-4) against Gabby Holloway (6-5).
A second event is scheduled for the following day, Sept. 12, and will see a vacant bantamweight title fight between Juan Archuleta (24-2) and Patrick Mix (13-0). The title has been vacant since November, when former Bellator and Rizin champion Kyoji Horiguchi vacated it due to injury.
In addition to the title fight, the event will feature a welterweight contest between Neiman Gracie (9-1) and Jon Fitch (32-7-2), as well as the promotional debut of another UFC title challenger, Liz Carmouche (13-7). Carmouche will take on DeAnna Bennett (10-6-1).
Archuleta (24-2) is 6-1 in the Bellator cage. His only loss came in a featherweight title fight against Patricio Freire last September. The California native has bounced between 135 and 145 pounds. His last appearance at bantamweight was a unanimous decision over Ricky Bandejas in January 201
Mix (13-0) is an exciting 27-year-old prospect out of New York. He has recorded finishes in 10 of his 13 professional wins, including nine via submission.
ESPN’s Ariel Helwani contributed to this report.