UNCASVILLE, Conn. – Bellator makes its return Friday, and the promotion is imposing an period in-between heavyweight title.
Bellator 261 takes area at Mohegan Solar Enviornment with the principle card airing on Showtime after prelims on MMA Junkie. Atop the bill are prime heavyweight contenders Tim Johnson (15-6 MMA, 3-2 BMMA) and Valentin Moldavsky (10-1 MMA, 5-0 BMMA). They would possibly be able to compete for the period in-between strap in the absence of undisputed champion Ryan Bader, who’s partaking in the promotion’s light heavyweight abundant prix.
Following Thursday’s legit Bellator 261 weigh-ins, the athletes came face to face for some ragged pre-fight staredowns.
Take a look at out the faceoffs below, at the side of Johnson vs. Moldavsky, Carmouche vs. Watanabe, Keoni Diggs vs. Daniel Weichel, Myles Jury vs. Sidney Outlaw, and Simon Biyong vs. Christian Edwards.