For a second time, Emmanuel Sanchez will get a crack at Patricio Pitbull and the Bellator featherweight championship. This time, in the main event of Bellator 255. Sanchez will also be looking to punch his ticket to the finals of the Bellator Featherweight World Grand Prix.
Pitbull is on his second stint as featherweight champion and has successfully defended the title four times, including wins over Juan Archuleta and Pedro Carvalho in the first two rounds of the tournament. One fight prior to the start of the tournament, Pitbull knocked out Michael Chandler in just 61 seconds to also claim the lightweight championship.
Sanchez lost a unanimous decision to Pitbull in November 2018 but has since rebounded with wins over Georgi Karakhanyan, Tywan Claxton and Daniel Weichel, the latter two coming in the Grand Prix. He is 7-1 since 2017, with the lone blemish on his record in that stretch being the loss to the champion.
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The co-main event will see the return of a pair of Bellator’s top welterweights when Jason Jackson takes on Nieman Gracie. Since joining the promotion in late 2019, Jackson has amassed a 3-1 record in the Bellator cage with the lone loss coming via split decision to Ed Ruth in his debut. Gracie, meanwhile, has just one loss in his pro career when he dropped a decision to Rory MacDonald in 2019. But other than that defeat, Gracie has nine submissions in 10 career wins, including a heel hook of Jon Fitch last time out.
Below is the complete fight card for Bellator 255. You can also catch up on the latest news, odds and information around this event all week under the fight card listing. Keep this page saved for those updates.
Bellator 255 fight card, odds
Patricio Pitbull (c) -260 vs. Emmanuel Sanchez +210 — Featherweight title, Featherweight Grand Prix semifinal
Jason Jackson -120 vs. Neiman Gracie +100, welterweights
Tyrell Fortune -650 vs. Jack May +475, heavyweights
Usman Nurmagomedov -800 vs. Mike Hamel +550, lightweights
Alejandra Lara -175 vs. Kana Wantanabe +150, women’s flyweights
Cee Jay Hamilton vs. Magomed Magomedov, bantamweights
Herman Terrado vs. Mukhamed Berkhmov, welterweights
Khalid Murtazaliev vs. Fabio Aguiar, middleweights
Roger Huerta vs. Chris Gonzalez, 160-pound catchweights
Jonathan Wilson vs. Jose Augusto, light heavyweights
Trevor Gudde vs. Roman Faraldo, welterweights
Branko Busick vs. Jordan Newman, middleweights
Bellator 255 info
Date: April 2
Location: Mohegan Sun Arena — Uncasville, Connecticut
Start time: 9 p.m. ET (Main card)
How to watch: Showtime