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Julia Budd vs. Dayana Silva, Pedro Carvalho vs. Jay-Jay Wilson Added to Bellator 257 Bill – MMA Root



Two more races are official for the Bellator 257, as Julia Budd will face Dayana Silva in the featherweight and Pedro Carvalho will lock the horns with Jay-Jay Wilson in the featherweight.

MMAjunkie.com was the first to report bookings. Budd vs. Silva was originally scheduled for the Bellator 256 on Friday, but relocated a week later. Carvalho, meanwhile, had originally planned to fight Daniel Weichel, but accepted a new opponent for unknown reasons.

The Bellator 257 takes place April 16 at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn. And it focuses on the quarterfinal light heavyweight grand prix between champion Vadim Nemkov and Phil Davis. The card will be displayed on Showtime.

After losing her crown to Cristiane Justino at Bellator 238, Budd jumped to beat Jessy Miele of TKO on her last trip to Bellator 244 in August. A former competitor to the Brazilian version of Dana White’s Contender series, Silva makes her Bellator debut with a 9-5 career.

On his last trip, Carvalho saw a professional victory in six fights broken in a knockout loss in the first round by Patricio Freire at Bellator 252 as part of the promotion’s grand prix. Wilson has won his first seven races, including four under the Bellator banner. Two more races are official for the Bellator 257, as Julia Budd will face Dayana Silva in the featherweight and Pedro Carvalho will lock the horns with Jay-Jay Wilson in the featherweight.

MMAjunkie.com was the first to report bookings. Budd vs. Silva was originally scheduled for the Bellator 256 on Friday, but relocated a week later. Carvalho, meanwhile, had originally planned to fight Daniel Weichel, but accepted a new opponent for unknown reasons.

The Bellator 257 takes place April 16 at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn. And it focuses on the quarterfinal light heavyweight grand prix between champion Vadim Nemkov and Phil Davis. The card will be displayed on Showtime.

After losing her crown to Cristiane Justino at Bellator 238, Budd jumped to beat Jessy Miele of TKO on her last trip to Bellator 244 in August. A former competitor to the Brazilian version of Dana White’s Contender series, Silva makes her Bellator debut with a 9-5 career.

On his last trip, Carvalho saw a professional victory in six fights in a knockout loss in the first round by Patricio Freire at Bellator 252 as part of the promotion grand prix. Wilson has won his first seven races, including four under the Bellator banner.

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