Bellator is coming back with two back-to-back shows on a packed MMA weekend. Starting off on Friday is Bellator 245. The show will go down with no audience at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Connecticut.
The main event will see a rematch between light heavyweights “Mr. Wonderful” Phil Davis (21-5, 1 NC) and Lyoto Machida (26-9). Davis is a former Bellator light heavyweight champion and is riding a two-fight winning streak. Machida is a former UFC light heavyweight champion and lost a close fight to Gegard Mousasi in his most recent Bellator outing. The two fighters met back at UFC 163 in 2013 where Davis won by unanimous decision not without some controversy. The winner of this fight will likely be the next contender for Bellator light heavyweight champion Vadim Nemkov.
The co-main event will see the debut of Cat Zingano (10-4) who takes on Gabrielle Holloway (6-5) in a featherweight match. This is Zingano’s first fight since losing to Megan Anderson in UFC back in 2018. In the fight, Zingano got kicked in the eye, and Anderson’s toe connected with Zingano’s eye rendering hwer unable to continue as she could not see properly. Holloway is a wrestler whose most recent fight saw her win at Bellator 174 against Alexis Dufresne by TKO.
You can watch the ceremonial weigh-ins on Bellator’s Youtube channel below at 11 am EST.
You can watch Bellator 245 live on DAZN and Paramount Network with the main card starting at 10 pm EST and prelims starting at 8:15 pm EST.
Lyoto Machida (205.3) vs. Phil Davis (205.7)
Cat Zingano (145.9) vs. Gabrielle Holloway (150.7)*
Ed Ruth (185.1) vs. Taylor Johnson (185.7)
Raymond Daniels (169.7) vs. Peter Stanonik (166.6)
Rafael Carvalho (205.8) vs. Alex Polizzi (203.6)
Tyrell Fortune (251.1) vs. Jack May (259.8)
Keith Lee (140.7) vs. Vinicius Zani (143.2)*
Leslie Smith (145.7) vs. Amanda Bell (149)*