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Lorenz Larkin vs. Costello van Steenis added to Bellator 258 fight card – MMA Root

Lorenz Larkin, arguably the # 1 contender for the Bellator welterweight title, jumped to 185 in a short time.

Sources close to the situation have confirmed to MMA Fighting that Larkin will face Costello Van Stenis at Bellator 258. The event will take place May 7 at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut and airs on Showtime.

Both fighters also announced the match on social media.

After losing his first two promotional appearances to Douglas Lyme and Paul Daly, Larkin won his last four fights. Da Monsun, who has signed as a free agent after 4-1 in the last five UFC fights, will make his first appearance since December 2019, when he scored a dominant decision win over Keita Nakamura at Bellator 237 in Japan.

Van Stenis enters the competition with seven wins out of the last eight. After John Salter won a six-fight streak at Bellator 233 in November 2019, the Spaniard returned to the game in September defeating Fabian Edwards by split decision at Bellator Euro Series 8.

Bellator 258 leads the bantamweight title fight between Juan Archuleta and Sergio Pettis. In addition, the final match of the first round of the Bellator Light Heavyweight Grand Prix will take place in a co-main event between promoter rookies Yoel Romero and Anthony Johnson.

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