The slate of motion scheduled for BELLATOR 262 on Friday, July 16 continues to develop with the addition of 5 must-see contests.
Two heavyweight fights have been added to the principle card of BELLATOR 262, when No. 5 ranked heavyweight Tyrell Fortune (10-1, 1 NC) meets the always-exciting No. 7 ranked Matt Mitrione (13-8, 1 NC) and former title challenger #4-Linton Vassell (20-8, 1 NC) welcomes Brazil’s Marcelo Golm (8-3) to the BELLATOR cage.
The primary occasion of BELLATOR 262 options undefeated 125-pound world champion Juliana Velasquez (11-0) making the primary protection of her title in opposition to BELLATOR Kickboxing’s Flyweight World Champion and No. 4 ranked Denise Kielholtz (6-2). The cardboard emanates from the Mohegan Solar Area in Uncasville, Conn. and airs reside on SHOWTIME at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT.
A restricted variety of tickets beginning at $60 are on sale now and could be bought at Ticketmaster and Bellator.com.
The preliminary portion of BELLATOR MMA 262 has three confirmed tilts, with the information that former featherweight title challenger #2-Arlene Blencowe (13-8) welcomes Dayana Silva (9-6) to the fray, heavyweight sluggers Ronny Markes (19-8) and Stated Sowma (6-2) go to battle, and a featherweight bout pitting Johnny Soto (4-1) in opposition to Adil Benjilany (5-3, 1 NC) is now official. All of the preliminary motion begins at 6:30 p.m. ET/3:30 p.m. PT and can stream reside on the BELLATOR MMA YouTube channel, SHOWTIME Sports activities YouTube channel and Pluto TV.
At one time greatest recognized for his collegiate wrestling prowess, Tyrell Fortune has vastly improved his putting as his budding skilled MMA profession has progressed, incomes knockouts together with his fists in six of his ten victories. Presently ranked within the high 5 of BELLATOR’s heavyweight division, Mitrione poses the stiffest check but for the 30-year-old Arizona resident when he competes on the principle card of BELLATOR 262.
Coming into the BELLATOR cage for the ninth time since signing with the promotion in 2016, former New York Giants soccer star Matt Mitrione will look to defeat the person 12 years his junior when he returns to motion on July 16. Identified for his heavy-handed, in-your-face fashion, Mitrione shall be making the stroll for the primary time in 2021, following a defeat by the hands of present interim heavyweight title challenger Tim Johnson final 12 months.
A former two-time gentle heavyweight title challenger, Linton Vassell just lately returned to heavyweight the place he has discovered speedy success, ending each Ronny Markes and Sergei Kharitonov to solidify himself because the quantity 4 ranked massive man within the division. A proud British fighter, “The Swarm” shall be making his fifteenth promotional look at Bellator 262, averaging practically two fights a 12 months since signing with the Scott Coker-led firm in 2013.
A veteran of the UFC, 28-year-old Marcelo Golm inked a multi-fight contract with BELLATOR in April of this 12 months. The Sao Paulo, Brazil native is presently driving a two-fight profitable streak on the regional circuit, defeating D.J. Linderman by first-round TKO, after which submitting Brandon Hebert by second-round arm-triangle choke. Along with his upcoming reserving in opposition to No. 4-ranked Vassell, it’s protected to say an emphatic victory will possible earn him top-ten rating following his debut
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BELLATOR MMA 262: Velasquez vs. Kielholtz Fundamental Card:
Friday, July 16 – 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT
Flyweight World Title Fundamental Occasion: C-Juliana Velasquez (11-0) vs. #4-Denise Kielholtz (6-2)
Heavyweight Bout: #5-Tyrell Fortune (10-1, 1 NC) vs. #7-Matt Mitrione (13-8, 1 NC)
Heavyweight Bout: #4-Linton Vassell (20-8, 1 NC) vs. Marcelo Golm (8-3)
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5:30 p.m. ET/2:30 p.m. PT
Featherweight Bout: #2-Arlene Blencowe (13-8) vs. Dayana Silva (9-6)
Heavyweight Bout: Ronny Markes (19-8) vs. Stated Sowma (6-2)
Featherweight Bout Johnny Soto (4-1) vs. Adil Benjilany (5-3, 1 NC)
For extra data on upcoming BELLATOR MMA occasions, go to BELLATOR.com.