Bellator 238 To Feature Julia Budd-Cris Cyborg, Complete Card
Former UFC, Invicta and Strikeforce champion Cris Cyborg makes her Bellator debut as she looks to claim gold in that promotion vs. Julia Budd.
The full slate of bouts for Bellator’s 2020 debut at the “Fabulous” Forum in Inglewood, Calif. is official with a stacked six-fight main card headlined by reigning champ Julia Budd (13-2) defending her world featherweight title against the debuting Cris “Cyborg” (21-2, 1 NC).
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The stacked main card will also see a Bellator Featherweight Grand Prix Quarterfinal take place, as former Bellator bantamweight champion, Darrion Caldwell (14-3) takes on undefeated Hungarian prospect Adam Borics (14-0) in the co-main event. Additionally, Southern California’s Henry Corrales (17-4) meets Juan Archuleta (23-2) in an explosive featherweight matchup, while Sergio Pettis (18-5) enters the Bellator cage for the first time to meet Alfred Khashakyan (11-4) at 135-pounds.
Rounding out the main card, women’s boxing champion Ava Knight (1-0) makes her sophomore MMA appearance against six-fight MMA veteran Emilee King (3-3) in strawweight action and Bellator Kickboxing welterweight champ Raymond Daniels (1-1) competes once again inside the MMA cage, following his viral 2019 KO, against Jason King (8-5, 1 NC) – husband of Emilee.
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The preliminary card for Bellator 238: Budd vs. Cyborg will stream live on Bellator.com, DAZN and globally on the Bellator Mobile App at 7:30 p.m. ET/4:30 p.m. PT. The prelims feature a trio of intriguing featherweight bouts, as Aaron Pico (4-3) meets Daniel Carey (7-3), AJ Agazarm (2-1) takes on Adel Altamimi (8-6) and New Zealand’s Jay-Jay Wilson (4-0) faces Mario Navarro (4-5), while Curtis Millender (17-5) returns to the Bellator cage against Moses Murrietta (8-3) at a contract weight of 180-pounds.
Complete Bellator 238: Budd vs. Cyborg Main Card:
10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT
Featherweight World Title Bout: Julia Budd (13-2) vs. Cris “Cyborg” (21-2, 1 NC)
Featherweight World Grand Prix Quarterfinal Bout: Darrion Caldwell (14-3) vs. Adam Borics (14-0)
Featherweight Main Card Bout: Henry Corrales (17-4) vs. Juan Archuleta (23-2)
Bantamweight Main Card Bout: Sergio Pettis (18-5) vs. Alfred Khashakyan (11-4)
Welterweight Main Card Bout: Raymond Daniels (1-1) vs. Jason King (8-5, 1 NC)
Strawweight Main Card Bout: Ava Knight (1-0) vs. Emilee King (3-3)
DAZN, Bellator.com & the Bellator Mobile App
7:30 p.m. ET/4:30 p.m. PT
Featherweight Preliminary Bout: Aaron Pico (4-3) vs. Daniel Carey (7-3)
Featherweight Preliminary Bout: AJ Agazarm (3-0) vs. Adel Altamimi (8-6)
Featherweight Preliminary Bout: Jay-Jay Wilson (4-0) vs. Mario Navarro (4-5)
Welterweight Preliminary Bout: Miguel Jacob (3-0) vs. David Pacheco (1-0)
Lightweight Preliminary Bout: Anthony Taylor (5-5) vs. Chris Avila (6-8)
180-Pound Contract Weight Preliminary Bout: Curtis Millender (17-5) vs. Moses Murrietta (8-3)
160-Pound Contract Weight Preliminary Bout: Brandon Bender (12-1) vs. Joshua Jones (9-5)
Lightweight Preliminary Bout: Ricardo Seixas (8-2) vs. Dominic Clark (14-9)
Featherweight Preliminary Bout: Tony Bartovich (Pro Debut) vs. Jarrett Connor (Pro Debut)