Bellator Fighting Championships 28 was a mixed martial arts event held by Bellator Fighting Championships. The event took place on Thursday, September 9, 2010 at Mahalia Jackson Theater in New Orleans, Louisiana. The card featured tournament fights in Bellator's third season. The event was distributed live in prime time by FOX Sports Net and its regional sports network affiliates.
- Next Event: BFC: Bellator Fighting Championships 29
- Previous Event: BFC: Bellator Fighting Championships 27
Chas Skelly was expected to fight Georgi Karakhanyan in a fourth season featherweight tournament qualifier bout. However, Skelly injured himself during training and was forced to pull out of the bout. Skelly's replacement was to be UFC veteran, Alvin Robinson; however Robinson was also forced to pull out of the bout due to injury. He will now be replaced by WEC veteran, Anthony Leone.
The card will take place in the same city during the same night and time as the 2010 NFL season opener, a rematch of the NFC Championship game between the New Orleans Saints and the Minnesota Vikings, a decision unprecedented in MMA to counter-program a marquee NFL event which may have an adverse effect on local ticket sales.
Main Card Fights
- Lightweight bout: Rich Clementi vs. Carey Vanier
- Featherweight bout: Georgi Karakhanyan vs. Anthony Leone
- Middleweight bout: Matt Horwich vs. Eric Schambari
- Featherweight bout: Eric Larkin vs. Marcus Andruisa
Local Feature Fights
- Featherweight bout: Toney Canales vs. J.C. Pennington
- Heavyweight bout: Tony Roberts vs. Kelvin Doss
- Featherweight bout: Jonathan Mackles vs. Brock Kerry
- Welterweight bout: Josh Rafferty vs. Charlie Rader
- Welterweight bout: Scott O'Shaughnessy vs. Gabe Woods
|Welterweight||Scott O'Shaughnessy||Gabe Woods||Submission (Armbar)||3||2:11|
|Welterweight||Charlie Rader||Josh Rafferty||TKO (Punches)||1||1:14|
|Featherweight||Georgi Karakhanyan||Anthony Leone||Decision (Unanimous)||3||5:00|
|Middleweight||Eric Schambari||Matt Horwich||Decision (Split)||3||5:00|
|Lightweight||Carey Vanier||Rich Clementi||Decision (Split)||3||5:00||Vanier earned a spot in the next season's LW tournament|
|Lightweight||Eric Larkin||Marcus Andrusia||Submission (Guillotine Choke)||1||2:46|
|Bantamweight||Jonathan Mackles||Brock Kerry||Decision (Split)||3||5:00|
|Heavyweight||Tony Roberts||Kelvin Doss||Submission (Punches)||1||N/A|