Friday night fights on Showtime continue with Bellator 258 and a stacked card winning the battle of events this week. In the main event Juan Archuleta looks to keep his championship belt against Sergio Pettis in a 5 round fight that is guaranteed to be fireworks while it lasts. The Co main event features Anthony Johnson making his return to MMA after a 3 year break facing a top 20 ranked light heavyweight in the country of Brazil Jose Augusto Azevedo of Team Pitbull. Older brother Patricky Pitbull faces yet another SBG fighter in Peter Queally which will be a true grudge match.
Former Co Host of “The Catch Up” with James Lynch, Raefeon Stots will face Canada’s #1 ranked Bantamweight Josh Hill and former Champion Rafael Carvalho will battle Lorenz Larkin in a middleweight bought. Logan Storley looks to improve on his 11-1 record against top prospect Omar Hussein while Johnny Eblen with a 7-0 record will take a major step up to face #1 Arizona ranked middleweight Daniel Madrid. The event features Henry Corrales against Johnny Campbell.
After the prelims head to SHOWTIME where the main card will start 7pm PST. ALREADY SET YOUR DVR for FRIDAY MAY 21st and Cris Cyborg Vs. Leslie Smith 2. If you have not started your free trial yet, please click here. Be sure to let your friends and family know that #CyborgNation is back, premium fighters with Bellator MMA on a premium channel with Showtime Sports! Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt Cris Cyborg will look to make her return against Leslie Smith as the two battle each other in the main event of Bellator 259 live from the Mohegan Sun Casino and Resort.