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Mohegan Sun Hosting Bellator 261 Tonight,

by Brian Woodman Jr. on 06/25/21

(June 25)

A heavyweight title fight between Timothy Edwards (15-6) and Valentin Moldavsky ((10-1) will headline Bellator 261 tonight, June 25. Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT will host the event, which will include a flyweight fight between Liz Carmouche (15-7) and Kana Watanabe ((10-0-1).

The main event will mark the first time that Bellator has awarded an interim heavyweight  title. The current heavyweight champion, Ryan Bader (28-6), is now competing in the organization’s Heavyweight Grand Prix.

The main card will also include;


  • A featherweight bout between Daniel Weichel (40-12) and Keoni Diggs (9-0).
  • A lightweight bout between Myles Jury (19-5) and Sidney Outlaw (15-4).
  • A light heavyweight bout between Christian Edwards (4-0) and Simon Biyong (7-1).


The preliminary card will include;


  • A lightweight bout between Suren Bak (14-1) and Bobby Lee (12-5).
  • A lightweight bout between Isaiah Hokit, in his professional debut, and Corey Samuels (2-2).
  • A bantamweight bout between Jaylon Bates (2-0) and Cody Matthews (1-1).
  • A middleweight bout between Taylor Johnson (6-2) and Lance Wright (5-1).
  • A featherweight bout between John Macapa (23-5-2) and John de Jesus (13-9).
The YouTube channels for Bellator MMA and SHOWTIME Sports as well as Pluto TV will stream the preliminary card tonight starting at 5:30 PM. SHOWTIME will air the main event starting at 9.


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