The final show in the Bellator Paramount Network era goes down on Saturday. Bellator 246 goes down from Mohegan Sun Arena in Connecticut. This will also be the last show for Bellator on the Paramount Network before it moves to the CBS Sports Network.
Bellator will crown a new bantamweight champion as the undefeated Jackson-Winkeljohn fighter Patchy “No Love” Mix (13-0) takes on featherweight champion contender Juan “The Spaniard” Archuletta (24-2). Mix came into Bellator with much hype and has finished all of his fights Bellator fights in highlight-reel fashion. Archuleta recently took part in the featherweight Grand Prix losing to Patricio Pitbull by decision. He rebounded with a win over Henry Corales. The bantamweight belt was previously vacated by Kyoji Horiguchi after suffering an ACL injury.
The co-main event will see two welterweight title contenders clash in an interesting stylistic match up. Jon Fitch (32-7-2) takes on Neiman Gracie (9-1). Fitch fought former welterweight champion Rory MacDonald in the welterweight Grand Prix with the title being on the line. Fitch went to a draw with MacDonald in a fight many thought he had won. Gracie fought MacDonald in the semi-finals of the GP and lost by decision. Whoever wins between these two will likely be up to face current champion Douglas Lima.
You can watch the ceremonial weigh-ins live at 11 am EST below:
Bellator 246 airs live from the Mohegan Sun Arena on Paramount Network and DAZN. Prelims start at 8:45 pm EST on Bellator’s Youtube chanel and the main card starts at 10 pm EST.
Juan Archuleta (134.6) vs. Patchy Mix (135) for the Bellator Bantamweight Championship
Jon Fitch (170.5) vs. Neiman Gracie (170.8)
Liz Carmouche (125.5) vs. DeAnna Bennett (131.7)*
Derek Campos (154) vs. Keoni Diggs (157)**
Ty Gwerder (184.2) vs. George Tokkos (186)
Davion Franklin (264.7) vs. Ras Hylton (245.5)
Daniel Madrid (184.4) vs. Pat Casey (185.6)
*Missed weight, will be required to move up in weight for her next fight