Sherdog.com confirmed the booking with a promotion official
following an initial report from
MMAFighting.com. Bellator 228 takes place at The Forum in
Inglewood, Calif., on Sept. 28 and features a featherweight title
tilt between Patricio
Freire and Juan
Archuleta, which is also part of the promotion’s 145-pound
A former Legacy Fighting Alliance champion, Higo has lost three of
his four appearances in the California-based promotion. He last
competed in September 2018, when he suffered a first-round
technical knockout loss to Aaron Pico
at Bellator 206.
Bunch, meanwhile, is currently on a five-fight winning streak.
During that run, the 36-year-old has garnered triumphs over
Warren and Dominic
Mazzotta in the Bellator cage.