OHEGAN SUN ARENA – LIVE ON DAZN
UNCASVILLE, Conn. – The full slate of bouts for Bellator’s return to Mohegan Sun Arena this Friday, March 13 is official with a stacked six-fight main card, headlined by current two-division champ Patricio Pitbull (30-4) defending his 145-lb. title in the Featherweight World Grand Prix Quarterfinals against upstart SBG-product and tournament dark horse Pedro Carvalho (11-3).
Bellator 241: Pitbull vs. Carvalho will stream live exclusively on DAZN at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT, while preliminary action will stream on Bellator MMA’s YouTube channel, as well as DAZN, beginning at 7:30 p.m. ET/4:30 p.m. PT.
The exciting main card will also see a Bellator Featherweight Grand Prix Quarterfinal take place in the co-main event,when Daniel Weichel (40-11) rematches Emmanuel Sanchez (19-4) for a future shot at the world title. In addition, former New York Giants lineman Matt Mitrione (13-7, 1 NC) will be taking on Ronny Markes (19-7) in a heavyweight main card bout, while England’s Paul Daley (42-17-2) and heavy-handed Sabah Homasi (13-8) go toe-to-toe in a 170-pound matchup that is sure to produce fireworks. Rounding out the main card will see Connecticut’s own Nick Newell (16-3) taking on Zach Zane (14-9) of Hawaii at lightweight and a must-see middleweight contest showcasing Anatoly Tokov (29-2) vs. Fabio Aguiar (17-1).
The preliminary card for Bellator 241: Pitbull vs. Carvalho will stream live stream on Bellator MMA’s YouTube channel and DAZN at 7:30 p.m. ET/4:30 p.m. PT. The prelims feature appearances from Bellator prospects and other familiar names in Baby Slice (3-2, 1 NC), Robson Gracie Jr. (3-0), Leslie Smith (11-8-1), Romero Cotton (4-0), Mike Kimbel (3-2), and Leandro Higo (19-5) meeting Dominic Mazzotta (15-3) at featherweight.
Complete Bellator 241: Pitbull vs. Carvalho Main Card:
10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT
Featherweight WGP Quarterfinal World Title Bout: Patricio Pitbull (30-4) vs. Pedro Carvalho (11-3)
Featherweight World Grand Prix Quarterfinal Bout: Daniel Weichel (40-11) vs. Emmanuel Sanchez (19-4)
Heavyweight Main Card Bout: Matt Mitrione (13-7, 1 NC) vs. Ronny Markes (19-7)
Welterweight Main Card Bout: Paul Daley (42-17-2) vs. Sabah Homasi (13-8)
Lightweight Main Card Bout: Nick Newell (16-3) vs. Zach Zane (14-9)
Middleweight Main Card Bout: Anatoly Tokov (29-2) vs. Fabio Aguiar (17-1)
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7:30 p.m. ET/4:30 p.m. PT
Welterweight Preliminary Bout: Robson Gracie Jr. (3-0) vs. Billy Goff (2-2)
160-lb. Contract Weight Preliminary Bout: Baby Slice (3-2, 1 NC) vs. Kaheem Murray (3-3)
Middleweight Preliminary Bout: Jordan Newman (2-0) vs. Pat McCrohan (4-3)
Middleweight Preliminary Bout: Romero Cotton (4-0) vs. Justin Sumter (7-3)
140-lb. Contract Weight Preliminary Bout: Mike Kimbel (3-2) vs. Kenny Rivera (2-2)
Lightweight Preliminary Bout: Killys Mota (12-1) vs. Nate Andrews (16-3)
Featherweight Preliminary Bout: Leandro Higo (19-5) vs. Dominic Mazzotta (15-3)
Featherweight Preliminary Bout: Leslie Smith (11-8-1) vs. Jessy Miele (9-3)
Welterweight Preliminary Bout: Ion Pascu (18-10) vs. Mark Lemminger (10-1)
Lightweight Preliminary Bout: Vladimir Tokov (7-0) vs. Marcus Surin (6-2)
*Card subject to change.
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Carlos Ortiz from MMA Fight Coverage had a Bellator MMA exclusive interview with Nick Newell . Here is some of what Nick had to say:
“He seems pretty well rounded. It seems like he likes the ground more than anything else. Someone told me he plans to stand up with me but we will see what happens. I have watched his last couple fights and he is defiantly good but I feel like with all my training and everything I am doing that I am just going to be one step ahead of him the whole time.
I think that the 155 division is the most talented stacked division in the whole world, no matter what league you go to. If you go to any gym its going to be littered with fighters between 135 and 170 but most people fall into that 155 pound weight class just genetically. So it’s a pretty tough weight class.
We just moved to a huge facility 6,000 square feet and all new mats, huge competition cage: I really optimized every inch of that spot to be for MMA. I am very, very happy with the product I put forward.
Usually I teach pretty often but now that I have a fight coming up I brought on other people that can do everything and I have just given them my classes so I run maybe three classes a week only.”
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