The Bellator MMA women’s flyweight title is on the line tonight (Friday, July 16) from the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut.
In the main event of Bellator 262, new 125 lbs champion Juliana Velasquez makes her first title defense against kickboxing standout Denise Kielholtz. Velasquez won the title from Ilima-Lei Macfarlane last year and is heavily favored to win in tonight’s headliner. The co-main event pits heavyweight prospect Tyrell Fortune against former NFL player and UFC veteran Matt Mitrione.
It all starts with a free live stream of the preliminary card, which can be watched at the top of the page starting at 6:25 PM ET/3:25 PM PT. Showtime has the main card at 9 PM ET/6 PM PT. You can watch the main card on Bellator’s YouTube channel if you live in Canada or in other international jurisdictions. BBC iPlayer has this card for streaming in the United Kingdom.
Main Card (Showtime, 9 p.m. ET)
Juliana Velasquez def. Denise Kielholtz via split decision (48-47, 47-48, 48-47) to retain Bellator women’s flyweight title
Tyrell Fortune def. Matt Mitrione via submission (strikes) at 1:45 of Round 1
Matheus Mattos def. Cee Jay Hamilton via TKO (punches) at 1:33 of Round 2
Arlene Blencowe def. Dayana Silva via TKO (punches) at 1:00 of Round 3
Johnny Eblen def. Travis Davis via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-26, 30-26)
Preliminary Card (Online, 6:30 p.m. ET)
Charlie Campbell def. Nick Giulietti via TKO (strikes) at 1:30 of Round 2
Said Sowma def. Ronny Markes via KO (punch) at 1:09 of Round 1
Cody Law def. Theodore Macuka via TKO (strikes) at 1:54 of Round 1
Diana Avsaragova def. Gabriella Gulfin via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Adil Benjilany def. Johnny Soto via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)