BELLATOR MMA Confirms Full Fight Card for Historic First Event on SHOWTIME This Friday, April 2 at 9 p.m. ET

March 30, 2021
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 SHO.com/BellatorMMA. 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:
SHOWTIME
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.
 
Please visit Bellator.com for additional information.
 
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About BELLATOR
BELLATOR MMA is a leading global mixed martial arts and kickboxing organization featuring many of the best fighters in the world. Under the direction of veteran fight promoter Scott Coker, BELLATOR events take place in major cities worldwide and can be seen on television in over 160 countries to an available audience of over one billion people. In the United States, BELLATOR can be seen on SHOWTIME. BELLATOR is comprised of an executive team that includes top industry professionals in television production, live event orchestration, fighter development/relations, venue procurement, sponsorship creation/development, international licensing, marketing, advertising, publicity and commission relations. BELLATOR is based in Hollywood, Calif. and owned by entertainment giant ViacomCBS, home to the world's premier entertainment brands that connect with audiences through compelling content across television, motion picture, online and mobile platforms.
 
About SHOWTIME
Showtime Networks Inc. (SNI), a wholly owned subsidiary of ViacomCBS Inc., owns and operates the premium television networks SHOWTIME®, THE MOVIE CHANNEL™ and FLIX®, and also offers SHOWTIME ON DEMAND®, THE MOVIE CHANNEL™ ON DEMAND and FLIX ON DEMAND®, and the network's authentication service SHOWTIME ANYTIME®. Showtime Digital Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of SNI, operates the stand-alone streaming service SHOWTIME®. SHOWTIME is currently available to subscribers via cable, DBS, and telco providers, and as a stand-alone streaming service through Amazon, Apple®, Google, LG Smart TVs, Oculus Go, Roku®, Samsung Smart TVs, Xbox One and PlayStation®4. Consumers can also subscribe to SHOWTIME via Amazon's Prime Video Channels, Apple TV Channels, AT&T TV Now, FuboTV, Hulu, The Roku Channel, Sling TV and YouTube TV. Viewers can also watch on computers at Showtime.com. SNI markets and distributes sports and entertainment events for exhibition to subscribers on a pay-per-view basis through SHOWTIME PPV®. For more information, go to www.SHO.com.
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