Bellator MMA 262: Velasquez vs. Kielholtz fight card finalized
Bellator MMA has confirmed full fight card for Bellator MMA 262: Velasquez vs. Kielholtz Friday July 16 at Mohegan Sun Arena. The event airs LIVE on SHOWTIME at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT and is featured by the undefeated World Flyweight Champion Juliana Velasquez (11-0) against the flyweight world champion of BELLATOR Kickboxing and ranked No.3 Denise Kielholtz (6-2) for the promotion’s 125-pound belt.
In addition to the must-see main event, four more exciting main card fights are confirmed for BELLATOR 262 on SHOWTIME, including # 5 ranked Tyrell Fortune (10-1, 1 NC) taking on the former New York Giants football star and ranked No.7 Matt Mitrione (13-8, 1 NC) in heavyweight, a women’s featherweight match between the former No. 2 ranked title challenger Arlene blencowe (13-8) and Brazil Dayana silva (9-6), a men’s heavyweight competition opposing the No. 4 in the standings Linton Vassell (20-8, 1 NC) versus newcomer BELLATOR Marcelo Golm (8-3) and undefeated No. 5 ranked Johnny eblen (8-0) face to face Travis Davis (10-4) in an explosive middleweight fight to open the main map.
Preliminary card confirmed for six fights and features heavyweight slugfest between knockout artist Ronny markes (19-8) and Said Sowma (6-2), as well as a featherweight contest between the best undefeated prospect Cody’s Law (3-0) against Theodore Macuka (1-0). Additionally, South Florida Romain Faraldo (5-0) welcomes Jean Ramirez (5-5) in the fray in a welterweight clash, while Team Pitbull Brothers produced Matheus Mattos (12-2-1) confronts Cee Jay Hamilton (15-8) in a bantamweight battle. Recently, Johnny soto (4-1) and Adil benjilany (5-3, 1 NC) face off in a 145-pound clash and the undefeated Diana avsaragova (3-0) takes Gabriella Gulfin (2-2) in a flyweight showdown.
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All preliminaries will be broadcast live at 6 p.m. ET / 3 p.m. PT on the BELLATOR MMA YouTube channel, SHOWTIME Sports YouTube channel and Pluto TV. The full lists of fights are below:
Friday July 16 – Live on SHOW TIME
9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT
- Main Event for the flyweight world title: VS-Juliana Velasquez (11-0) vs # 3-Denise Kielholtz (6-2)
- Heavyweight combat: # 5–Tyrell Fortune (10-1, 1 NC) vs # 7-Matt Mitrione (13-8, 1 NC)
- Heavyweight combat: # 4-Linton Vassell (20-8, 1 NC) vs. Marcelo Golm (8-3)
- Featherweight fight: # 2–Arlene blencowe (13-8) against Dayana silva (9-6)
- Middleweight fight: # 5-Johnny eblen (8-0) against Travis Davis (10-4)
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6 p.m. ET / 3 p.m. PT
- Bantamweight fight: Matheus Mattos (12-2-1) c. Cee Jay Hamilton (15-8)
- Heavyweight combat: Ronny markes (19-8) against Said Sowma (6-2)
- Featherweight fight: Cody’s Law (3-0) against Theodore Macuka (1-0)
- Welterweight bout: Romain Faraldo (5-0) against Jean Ramirez (5-5)
- Flyweight fight: Diana avsaragova (3-0) against Gabriella Gulfin (2-2)
- Featherweight fight: Johnny soto (4-1) against Adil benjilany (5-3, 1 NC)