Summer will be coming in hot because Bellator is welcoming fans back at their next pay-per-view shows after Bellator 259.
It was revealed by Bellator MMA officials that Bellator 260 and Bellator 261 are going to be in front of a live audience. On Wednesday morning, a subsequent press release made it known that finally, fans will return under the Bellator banner. However, the shows will feature a limited-capacity crowd. As the show goes on, as they better understand the safety procedures, perhaps they will slowly ease the restrictions. The promotion seems keen on slowly bringing back a maximum capacity audience when the time is right.
Bellator 260, and 261 Back With An Audience
Consequently, Bellator 260 will be headlined by defending welterweight champion Douglas Lima. The champion will take on an unbeaten challenger in Yaroslav Amosov on June 11. Overall, the welterweight title fight will be a great test to see if Lima can continue to cement himself as the best 170er in the world.
“@BellatorMMA joins forces with @elevatesv and announces the return of fans to live events starting with” Bellator MMA officials posted.
Not only does the promotion have a stellar main event at Bellator 260, but their next card is strong too. In fact, Bellator 261 goes down on June 25 and will have huge stakes. A rarity in the promotion, as the interim heavyweight strap will be on the line. Specifically, Timothy Johnson Valentin Moldavsky will collide in a heavyweight battle with enormous stakes.
With the former 2-division champion Ryan Bader competing in the Bellator Light Heavyweight Grand Prix Tournament, an interim belt seems appropriate right now. In the end, it will at least open one division up to continue to move along, and heavyweight will crown a new champion. Either way, both Bellator 260 and 261 are stacked with exciting fights, so don’t miss the action.
Which event are you most looking forward to?