BELLATOR MMA 255: Pitbull vs. Sanchez 2 is set

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LOS ANGELES  BELLATOR MMA has today confirmed the full fight card for BELLATOR MMA 255: Pitbull vs. Sanchez 2 this Friday, April 2 inside the “FightSphere” at Mohegan Sun Arena. The first BELLATOR event of 2021 also marks the promotion’s debut on SHOWTIME with the action set to kickoff live at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. ET.


As part of the launch of BELLATOR MMA on SHOWTIME, the network is offering viewers who are new to the SHOWTIME streaming service a 30-day free trial, followed by a discounted monthly subscription fee of $4.99/month for the next six months. Viewers can sign up at Subscribers will be delivered two premier BELLATOR MMA events per month throughout 2021 and beyond, with all events scheduled to air live at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT anywhere the SHOWTIME service is available.  


In addition to the must-see Featherweight World Grand Prix Semifinal main event between two-division champion Patricio “Pitbull” (31-4) and No. 2 Emmanuel Sanchez (20-4), four other exciting main card bouts are confirmed for BELLATOR’s premiere on SHOWTIME, including No. 3 Neiman Gracie taking on No. 6 Jason Jackson (13-4) at welterweight, a heavyweight matchup between No. 6 Tyrell Fortune (9-1, 1 NC) and UFC-veteran Jack May (11-7, 1 NC), a lightweight contest pitting the debuting Usman Nurmagomedov (11-0) against Mike Hamel (7-4) and No. 4 Alejandra Lara (9-3) versus No. 5 Kana Watanabe (9-0-1) in an explosive opening flyweight bout between top-five contenders.


The preliminary card is confirmed for eight bouts and are led by the return of bantamweight No. 6 Magomed Magomedov (17-1). Mandel Nallo (7-1, 1 NC), Roman Faraldo (4-0) and the always-exciting Roger Huerta (24-12-1, 1 NC) are also scheduled to compete. All prelims will stream live at 6 p.m. ET/3 p.m. PT on the BELLATOR MMA YouTube channel, with additional platforms to be announced. Full bout listings are below:


BELLATOR MMA 255: Pitbull vs. Sanchez 2 Main Card:


9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT 


Featherweight World Title/WGP Semifinal Bout: C-Patricio Pitbull (31-4) vs. #2-Emmanuel Sanchez (20-4)

Welterweight Co-Main Event: #3-Neiman Gracie (10-1) vs. #6-Jason Jackson (13-4)

Heavyweight Bout: #6-Tyrell Fortune (9-1, 1 NC) vs. Jack May (11-7, 1 NC)

Lightweight Bout: Usman Nurmagomedov (11-0) vs. Mike Hamel (7-4)

Flyweight Bout: #4-Alejandra Lara (9-3) vs. #5-Kana Watanabe (9-0-1)


Preliminary Card: 

BELLATOR MMA YouTube Channel

6 p.m. ET/3 p.m. PT


Bantamweight Bout: #6-Magomed Magomedov (17-1) vs. Cee Jay Hamilton (15-7)

Welterweight Bout: Mukhamed Berkhamov (14-1) vs. Herman Terrado (15-5-1)

Lightweight Bout: Mandel Nallo (7-1, 1 NC) vs. Ricardo Seixas (9-2)

Middleweight Bout: Fabio Aguiar (17-1) vs. Khalid Murtazaliev (14-2)

160-Pound Contract Weight Bout: Roger Huerta (24-12-1, 1 NC) vs. Chris Gonzalez (5-0)

Light Heavyweight Bout: Jose Augusto (6-2, 1 NC) vs. Jonathan Wilson (9-3)

Welterweight Bout: Roman Faraldo (4-0) vs. Trevor Gudde (2-1)

Middleweight Bout: Jordan Newman (2-0) vs. Branko Busick (2-1, 1 NC)


*Card subject to change.

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