For the first time in more than one year, Bellator MMA will welcome back fans to its live events, starting with Bellator 260, which is set to go down inside Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn., on June 11, 2021.
Indeed, much like every other sporting organization and/or league on Earth, Bellator had to halt its events after COVID-19 made its presence felt in March 2020. When the promotion returned a few months later, it started staging events in its “FightSphere” with limited personnel in attendance, much liked Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) did at UFC Apex.
From the official press release:
“To amplify the anticipated return to fan-attended events, BELLATOR has tapped Elevate Sports Ventures, an innovative and resourceful sports and entertainment marketing firm, to support sponsorship, premium and ticket sales strategies for the internationally renowned mixed martial arts brand. A limited number tickets starting at $60 will be made available beginning this Friday, May 21 for BELLATOR 260: Lima vs. Amosov and BELLATOR 261: Johnson vs. Moldavsky for purchase at Ticketmaster and Bellator.com.”
The Showtime-aired event will feature a Welterweight title fight with division kingpin, Douglas Lima, taking on undefeated (25-0), Yaroslav Amosov. In the co-main event, Paul Daley returns to face off against Jason Jackson in a fight that will be contested at 175 pounds. Also on the card, Nick Newell returns to face Bobby King in a Lightweight affair.
Furthermore, Bellator 261 — which goes down on June 25 — will also have fans in attendance. That event will feature an interim Heavyweight title fight between Timothy Johnson and Valentin Moldavsky.
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