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Bellator 259 fight card

Cris Cyborg defended her featherweight title with a

Cris Cyborg defended her featherweight title with a second-round submission win over Arlene Blencowe at Bellator 249 on Oct. 15, 2020, at Mohegan Sun. Credit: Bellator MMA/Lucas Noonan

Event: Bellator 259

Date: Friday, May 21, 2021

Location: Uncasville, Connecticut

Venue: Mohegan Sun Arena

Where to watch: Showtime, YouTube, Pluto TV

Bellator 259 main card, 9 p.m. ET on Showtime

Featherweight Title: Champion Cris Cyborg (23-2, 1 NC) vs. Leslie Smith (12-8-1)

Bantamweight: Darrion Caldwell (15-4) vs. Leandro Higo (20-5)

Middleweight: Austin Vanderford (10-0) vs. Fabian Edwards (9-1)

Welterweight: Jaleel Willis (14-2) vs. Maycon Mendonca (11-4)

Light Heavyweight: Christian Edwards (4-0) vs. Ben Parrish (4-1)

Bellator 259 prelims, 5:30 p.m. on YouTube, Pluto TV

Lightweight: Saad Awad (23-13, 1 NC) vs. Nate Andrews (16-3)

Light Heavyweight: Grant Neal (5-0) vs. Tyree Fortune (5-0)

Flyweight: Sumiko Inaba (1-0) vs. Kristina Katsikis (1-1)

Lightweight: Aviv Gozali (5-0) vs. Sean Felton (5-2-1)

Flyweight: Valerie Loureda (3-0) vs. Hannah Guy (2-1)

Heavyweight: Davion Franklin (2-0) vs. Tyler King (12-9)

Featherweight: Janay Harding (6-4) vs. Leah McCourt (4-1)

Bantamweight Bout: Brett Johns (17-2) vs. Danny Sabatello (10-1)

Lightweight: Alfie Davis (14-3) vs. Alexander Shabliy (19-3)

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