Sidelnikov (11-6-0) enters the contest while in the midst of a two fight losing streak, dropping bouts to the duo of Sergei Pavlovich and Adam Keresh. Sidelnikov hasn’t picked up a victory in almost three years, with that last win coming over Magomedbag Agaev at Fight Nights Global 57 in December of 2016. Sidelnikov has suffered six losses as a professional MMA fighter and five of them have come by way of KO/TKO.
Barros (6-0-0) has competed once before under the Bellator MMA banner, defeating Hesdy Gerges by first round TKO at Bellator 211. Barros has picked up six wins as a professional MMA fighter and four of them came by way of KO/TKO. Barros is also going to be competing for the first time this year, as his last bout took place in December of 2018.
Bellator 230 takes place on Saturday, October 12 from the Ex Palalido in Milan, Italy with Rafael Carvalho and Vadim Nemkov headlining. Fightful is going to be providing live coverage of the event, which airs via tape delay on the Paramount Network.