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Bellator MMA welcoming back fans at Mohegan Sun Arena in June

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It won’t be full capacity but there will be fans nevertheless.

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Douglas Lima’s welterweight title fight vs. Yaroslav Amosov will be in front of limited fan attendance at Bellator 260.
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For the first time since the coronavirus outbreak was officially declared a pandemic, Bellator MMA will have fans in attendance at its shows.

The promotion announced on Wednesday that a limited number of tickets will be on sale to the public for Bellator 260 on June 11th and Bellator 261 on June 25th, both at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut. This Friday’s Bellator 259 show, which will see Cris Cyborg take on Leslie Smith for Cyborg’s women’s featherweight title, will remain behind closed doors.

More from the official press release:

To amplify the anticipated return to fan-attended events, BELLATOR has tapped Elevate Sports Ventures, an innovative and resourceful sports and entertainment marketing firm, to support sponsorship, premium and ticket sales strategies for the internationally renowned mixed martial arts brand.

A limited number tickets starting at $60 will be made available beginning this Friday, May 21 for BELLATOR 260: Lima vs. Amosov and BELLATOR 261: Johnson vs. Moldavsky for purchase at Ticketmaster and Bellator.com.

It should be noted that Connecticut has fully vaccinated roughly half of its total population and was the first to vaccinate more than half of its adults. Positivity rates and hospitalizations have declined sharply and they’ve lifted the mask mandate for fully vaccinated people as of today (May 19th).

Bellator 260 features a welterweight title defense for Douglas Lima against the undefeated Yaroslav Amosov, while Bellator 261’s headliner is an interim heavyweight title between Timothy Johnson and Valentin Moldavsky.