LOS ANGELES – World Welterweight Champion of BELLATOR MMA Douglas Lima (32-8) will defend the title of 170 pounds against the undefeated and top ranking Yaroslav Amosov (25-0) in its main event BELLATOR MMA 260 on Friday, June 11 at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn. The event will be broadcast live on SHOWTIME on 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT.
Apart from the main event, a pair of preliminary matches is official, as No. 9 is ranked Tywan Claxton(6-2) faces the undefeated and recently signed Justin Gonzalez (11-0) in featherweight action, while Connecticut Nick Newell (16-3) is at the center of the fight against the advertising debut Bobby King (9-3) in a 155 pound collision. The preliminary card will be broadcast live on BELLATOR MMA YouTube, SHOWTIME Sports YouTube and Pluto TV. Additional matches will be announced later.
Fighting the American Top Team in Atlanta, Ga. “The Phenom” Douglas Lima will try to defend the title of 170 pounds for the first time after regaining his status as king of the category with a victory over Rory MacDonald BELLATOR 232 in 2019. With remarkable victories in relation to Michael’s “Venom” page,Paul Daley, Lorenz Larkin, and MacDonald, Lima is the No. 6 pound fighter for pound. Now, he seems to be confirming his dominance at 170kg after challenging the world middleweight champion Geghard Mousasi in an effort to become a double champion. The winner of the BELLATOR MMA Welterweight World Grand Prix went five laps with Mousasi, giving fans a classic snapshot and a glimpse of how special the three-time world welterweight champion BELLATOR is. The 18-year-old BELLATOR veteran is on a mission to become the first to beat Amosov on June 11.
“I have had to go back to the cage and show everyone why I am the most feared welterweight in the game,” Lima said. “Amosov is an opponent of the game, who has risen in the standings against the top competition. It’s more than worthy of this title, but that’s still my division and that doesn’t change any time soon. “
A relatively new addition to the sport ‘s elite welterweights, Amosov will enter his first BELLATOR world title for a series of six consecutive victories since signing with BELLATOR in 2018. “Dynamo” has been established as a well-rounded and extremely dangerous fighter, collecting a remarkable 19 wins at the finish, including 13 in the first round. The 27-year-old local Irpin from Ukraine is the three-time world sambo champion and the No. 10 pound athlete for pounds in BELLATOR. Coached by the American Top Team in Florida, Amosov aims to protect his flawless 25-0 professional mark and grab Lima’s most award-winning possession.
“I am honored to challenge Douglas Lima for the Bellator Welterweight title,” said Amosov. “I have been dreaming of becoming a champion since I chose this path of MMA. Here I am, undefeated and on the verge of winning gold. “
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Bellator 260: Battle card Lima vs. Amosov
(EXHIBITION | 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT)
- Main event of the Welterweight world title: DO-Douglas Lima (32-8) vs. # 1-Yaroslav Amosov (25-0)
(BELLATOR MMA YouTube Channel SHOWTIME Sports YouTube channel Pluto TV | 6 p.m. ET / 3 p.m. PT)
- Featherweight Season: # 9-Tywan Claxton (6-2) against Justin Gonzalez (11-0)
- Light period: Nick Newell (16-3) against Bobby King (9-3)
* The card is subject to change.