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Thursday, Jul 16, 2020

Bellator Announces Line-up For July 24th Return

Sergio Pettis (photo via Bellator / YouTube)

By FCF Staff

Bellator has announced the line-up for the promotion’s return, as Bellator 242 will take place on July 24th at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Bellator hasn’t held a card since February.

In the main event, Sergio Pettis (19-5) and Ricky Bandejas (13-3) will battle in a title shot eliminator.

Pettis made his Bellator debut in January, and the UFC vet choked out Alfred Khashakyan in the first round. The Roufusport fighter has gone 3-2 in his last 5 bouts.

Bandejas,  meanwhile, knocked out Frans Mlambo in February and he’s also 3-2 in his last 5 outings.

Here is the line-up to date for the upcoming event, which will take place without fans in attendance.

Bellator 242: Bandejas vs. Pettis Main Card:
Paramount Network
10 p.m. ET/9 p.m. CT

Bantamweight Main Event: Ricky Bandejas (13-3) vs. Sergio Pettis (19-5)
Welterweight Co-Main Event: Jason Jackson (11-4) vs. Jordan Mein (31-12)
Featherweight Feature Bout: Tywan Claxton (6-1) vs. Jay Jay Wilson (5-0)
Featherweight Feature Bout: Aaron Pico (5-3) vs. Chris Hatley, Jr. (8-2)

Completed Preliminary Card:
Bellator MMA’s YouTube Channel
8:45 p.m. ET/5:45 p.m. PT

Welterweight Preliminary Bout: Logan Storley (11-0) vs. Mark Lemminger (10-1)
Bantamweight Preliminary Bout: Raufeon Stots (13-1) vs. Cass Bell (5-0)
Heavyweight Preliminary Bout: Steve Mowry (7-0) vs. Rudy Schaffroth (6-1, 1 NC)

*Card subject to change.

posted by FCF Staff @ 7:01 am
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