BELLATOR MMA has confirmed the complete battle card for BELLATOR MMA 259: Cyborg vs. Smith 2 this Friday, Might 21 at Mohegan Solar Area. The occasion caps off an thrilling month of motion for BELLATOR, and airs LIVE on SHOWTIME at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT.
With plans to proceed her dominance over the ladies’s featherweight division, Cris Cyborg (23-2, 1 NC) will put her world championship on the road towards No. 4 ranked featherweight Leslie Smith (12-8-1) in a rematch to crown the world’s high 145-pound feminine athlete.
The BELLATOR MMA 259 essential card on SHOWTIME is loaded from high to backside, together with former bantamweight champion Darion Caldwell (15-4) rematching No. 6 ranked bantamweight Leandro Higo (20-5) in a 135-pound contest, a top-five middleweight conflict between the undefeated No. 3 ranked Austin Vanderford (10-0) and No. 4 ranked Fabian Edwards (9-1), and a welterweight matchup that may see the streaking Jaleel Willis (14-2) face off towards former LFA champion Maycon Mendonca (11-4), who’ll be making his promotional debut. Capping off the primary card motion would be the undefeated Jackson Wink-product and No. 9 ranked gentle heavyweight Christian Edwards (4-0) difficult Mississippi’s Ben Parrish (4-1).
As a part of the launch of BELLATOR MMA on SHOWTIME, the community is providing viewers who’re new to the SHOWTIME streaming service a 30-day free trial, adopted by a reduced month-to-month subscription charge of $4.99/month for the following six months. Viewers can join at SHO.com/BellatorMMA. Subscribers might be delivered two premier BELLATOR MMA occasions per thirty days all through 2021 and past, with all occasions scheduled to air reside at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT wherever the SHOWTIME service is on the market.
The nine-fight preliminary card has no scarcity of action-packed bouts, that includes a top-10 gentle heavyweight matchup between No. 7 ranked Grant Neal (5-0) and No. 8 ranked Tyree Fortune (5-0) and the return of Israeli light-weight famous person Aviv Gozali (5-0), as he appears to be like so as to add to his 5 first spherical finishes and document breaking 11-second submission win. Plus, the charismatic No. 8 ranked ladies’s flyweight Valerie Loureda (3-0), the always-exciting Saad Awad (23-13, 1 NC), and No. 6 ranked Australian featherweight Janay Harding (6-4), who takes on No. 7 ranked Irish sensation Leah McCourt (4-1). Lastly, No. 9 ranked light-weight Alfie Davis (14-3) makes his sixth promotional look towards BELLATOR newcomer Alexander Shabliy (19-3).
All prelims will stream reside at 5:30 p.m. ET/2:30 p.m. PT on the BELLATOR MMA YouTube channel, SHOWTIME Sports activities YouTube channel and Pluto TV. Full bout listings are under:
BELLATOR MMA 259: Cyborg vs. Smith 2 Important Card:
9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT
Featherweight World Title Important Occasion: c-Cris Cyborg (23-2, 1 NC) vs. #4-Leslie Smith (12-8-1)
Bantamweight Co-Important Occasion: Darrion Caldwell (15-4) vs. #6-Leandro Higo (20-5)
Middleweight Bout: #3-Austin Vanderford (10-0) vs. #4-Fabian Edwards (9-1)
Welterweight Bout: Jaleel Willis (14-2) vs. Maycon Mendonca (11-4)
Gentle Heavyweight Bout: #9-Christian Edwards (4-0) vs. Ben Parrish (4-1)
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5:30 p.m. ET/2:30 p.m. PT
Light-weight Bout: Saad Awad (23-13, 1 NC) vs. Nate Andrews (16-3)
Gentle Heavyweight Bout: #7-Grant Neal (5-0) vs. #8-Tyree Fortune (5-0)
Flyweight Bout: Sumiko Inaba (1-0) vs. Kristina Katsikis (1-1)
Light-weight Bout: Aviv Gozali (5-0) vs. Sean Felton (5-2-1)
Flyweight Bout: #8-Valerie Loureda (3-0) vs. Hannah Man (2-1)
Heavyweight Bout: Davion Franklin (2-0) vs. Tyler King (12-9)
Featherweight Bout: #6-Janay Harding (6-4) vs. #7-Leah McCourt (4-1)
Light-weight Bout: #9-Alfie Davis (14-3) vs. Alexander Shabliy (19-3)
*Card topic to alter.