Numerous fights have been announced for Bellator’s upcoming doubleheader scheduled for September 11th and 12th. Among the announcements are five preliminary bouts and two more main card additions.
The new fights were unveiled through a press release put out by Bellator on Friday.
Bellator 245 Main Card Sees Two More Bouts
Two fights will join Bellator’s Friday card which features a headlining bout between Lyoto Machida and Phil Davis. Among them, middleweight Ed Ruth and Taylor Johnson.
Ruth will look to come back from a loss for the second time in his Bellator career in the fight. His last bout was a loss in February, not being favoured in a main event decision over Yaroslav Amosov. He had a two-fight winning streak prior.
The fight will be Johnson’s Bellator debut. The middleweight will have his first fight in over a year, with his previous fight being a stoppage loss to Andre Muniz on TV show “Dana White’s Contender Series.”
Also added to the Paramount Network and DAZN part of the show is a welterweight bout between Raymond Daniels and Peter Stanonik.
Daniels, a former Bellator Kickboxing and GLORY Kickboxing fighter will return for his third Bellator MMA fight. He won his last two, with a January victory over Jason King and a viral knockout over Wilker Barros in 2019.
Stanonik will make his first Bellator appearance following stints in GLORY and LFA. His last two outings were kickboxing bouts, picking up 2019 decision wins on GLORY cards.
Derek Campos and Roger Huerta Join The Bellator 246 Main Card
Bellator 246’s four-fight main card has been completed with the addition of a match between Derek Campos and Roger Huerta.
In his last fight, Campos lost a five-round matchup to AJ McKee Jr. The match was his fourth loss in five bouts, which dates back to early 2018.
Huerta will try to break a three-fight losing streak in the match. The most recent of the three losses came in November of 2019, not being favoured in a bout against Sidney Outlaw.
Prelims Added To Bellator 245
Bellator’s preliminary card for their Friday event has three fights attached to it now.
After winning the LFA Light Heavyweight Champion last February over Jamal Pogues, undefeated Alex Polizzi will make his Bellator debut against Rafael Carvalho, who will try to bounce back from an October loss to Vadim Nemkov.
In an attempt to bounce back from a loss for the first time in his career, Tyrell Fortune will fight Jack May. Fortune’s first loss came last February, being stopped by Timothy Johnson. The fight will be May’s return to Bellator after five fights outside of the promotion.
Returning after his Bellator debut last February over Shawn Bunch, Keith Lee will be matched up with Dominic Mazzotta. Mazzotta has competed four times in Bellator, winning half of the appearances.
Prelims Added To Bellator 246
There is currently two preliminary matches announced for Bellator’s September 12th event.
Both looking to bounce back off of their first Bellator and professional MMA losses, Ty Gwerder and George Tokkos will compete on the card.
Winning a short notice fight in an upset last July over Rudy Schaffroth, Ras Hylton punched his ticket into Bellator. Now returning to the promotion, Hylton will face Davion Franklin, who won his MMA debut last February over JW Kiser.
While not included in the press release, reports indicate the undefeated Austin Vanderford will return on the card against Daniel Madrid as well.
Here’s the full cards for Bellator 245 and Bellator 246.
Bellator 245 Full Card
Main Card (September 11th, 10:00PM EDT) (Paramount Network / DAZN)
Bout 7: Lyoto Machida (26-8) vs. Phil Davis (21-5) (Light Heavyweight)
Bout 6: Cat Zingano (10-4) vs. Gabrielle Holloway (6-5) (Featherweight)
Bout 5: Ed Ruth (8-2) vs. Taylor Johnson (5-1) (Middleweight)
Bout 4: Raymond Daniels (2-1) vs. Peter Stanonik (5-4) (Welterweight)
Preliminary Card (Youtube)
Bout 3: Rafael Carvalho (16-4) vs. Alex Polizzi (6-0) (Light Heavyweight)
Bout 2: Tyrell Fortune (8-1) vs. Jack May (11-6) (Heavyweight)
Bout 1: Keith Lee (6-3) vs. Dominic Mazzotta (15-3) (Catchweight 140 lbs)
Bellator 246 Full Card
Main Card (September 12th, 10:00PM EDT) (Paramount Network / DAZN)
Bout 7: Juan Archuleta (24-2) vs. Patrick Mix (13-0) (Vacant Bellator Bantamweight Championship)
Bout 6: Jon Fitch (32-7-2) vs. Neiman Gracie (9-1) (Welterweight)
Bout 5: Liz Carmouche (13-7) vs. DeAnna Bennett (10-6-1) (Flyweight)
Bout 4: Derek Campos (20-10) vs. Roger Huerta (24-12-1) (Lightweight)
Preliminary Card (Youtube)
Bout 3: Ty Gwerder (4-1) vs. Geroge Tokkos (4-1) (Middleweight)
Bout 2: Davion Franklin (1-0) vs. Ras Hylton (6-4) (Heavyweight)
Bout 1: Austin Vanderford (9-0) vs. Daniel Madrid (17-6) (Middleweight)