At Bellator 287, former LFA featherweight champ Justin Gonzales will look to add another win to his impressive resume.
On Saturday, Oct. 29, Bellator will head to the Allianz Cloud Arena in Milan, Italy, for Bellator 287: Adam Piccolotti vs. Mansour Barnaoui. To open the main card, former Legacy Fighting Alliance featherweight champ and Dana White’s Contender Series alumni Justin Gonzales will face British veteran Andrew Fisher (19-8) in a bid to climb up the rankings further and improve his record to 14-1.
Gonzales, Bellator’s No. 8-ranked featherweight, had his last fight against UFC veteran Kai Kamaka III at Bellator 279 in Hawaii, where Gonzales won via decision to advance his record to an impressive 13-1. His only career loss was in Nov. 2021 against No. 4-ranked featherweight Aaron Pico at Bellator 271.
At Bellator 287, Gonzales will face a veteran opponent in the 37-year-old Fisher, who has previously fought for promotions including Cage Warriors, Absolute Championship Berkut, and Made4TheCage Fighting Championships. Since his first professional fight in 2007, Fisher has won 19 of his 29 career fights, with one draw and one no-contest. Nine of Fisher’s 19 wins have come by submission, with six knockouts and four decisions.
Justin Gonzales is currently a firm -350 favorite over Andrew Fisher
Gonzales is a significant favorite in his matchup against Fisher ahead of Bellator 287. Gonzales has shown great promise in Bellator’s featherweight division, consistently displaying excellent resilience by dragging his opponents to three and five-round distances in nine of his 14 professional fights.
Gonzales attended the University of Northern Colorado on a wrestling scholarship, where he was teammates with former UFC interim champion Justin Gaethje. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science and Health Promotion from Colorado State University-Pueblo and credits his degree with helping him during training camps.
This will be Gonzales’ first international fight in what he considers to be his opponent’s backyard. Despite the necessary adjustments to be made, Gonzales and his camp are confident in a win this Saturday in Milan.