Rising featherweights Patchy Mix and Albert Morales will fight at the Bellator 259 show on May 21.
The fight news was first reported by sources at MMAJunkie alongside Bellator officials. In addition, the card is headlined by Cris Cyborg who will defend her featherweight title against Leslie Smith. The card is not to be missed because it will be intriguing to see how Mix responds to his first professional loss. Conversely, Morales is a familiar name. The 29-year old bantamweight has a lot of experience. For example, Morales made his UFC debut in 2016. Following a 2-year stint, the promotion decided to part ways with the young upstart.
James Gallagher Out, Patchy Mix Vs. Albert Morales In
With Gallager out, Morales has a huge opportunity in front of him. If the well-rounded Morales can avoid the ground game of Mix it will likely serve him well against a fighter so well-versed in submissions. Without a doubt, many believe Mix has the capabilities to submit Morales but as “The Warrior” gets older in age it seems his striking is developing by a large margin.
Prior to the pairing with Mix, Morales scored back-to-back victories by stoppage via strikes. Since he has that kind of power in his back pocket, perhaps the fight is much closer than what their records reflect. After all, Mix is trying to recover from a loss. Thus, getting back in the win column will be paramount for the blue-chip prospect.
With the addition of Patchy Mix Vs. Albert Morales, here is an up-to-date list of fights scheduled for Bellator 259:
- Cris Cyborg vs. Leslie Smith [C]
- Patchy Mix vs. Albert Morales
- Brett Johns vs. Matheus Mattos
- Fabian Edwards vs. Austin Vanderford
- Grant Neal vs. Tyree Fortune
- Darrion Caldwell vs. Leandro Higo
- Christian Edwards vs. Ben Parrish
- Aviv Gozali vs. Sean Felton
- Saad Awad vs. Nate Andrews
- Valerie Loureda vs. Hannah Guy
- Davion Franklin vs. Tyler King
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