Fans will once again be able to witness live Bellator MMA action starting this June.

The promotion announced plans to open the gates with Bellator 260 on June 11 from the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut. 

That will continue with Bellator 261 on June 25, also taking place from the same venue. Both events air live on Showtime.

In the main event of Bellator 260, Douglas Lima is set to defend his welterweight title against Yaroslav Amosov. Paul Daley vs. Jason Jackson is another featured bout that night.

Bellator 261 will see Timothy Johnson and Valentin Moldavsky meet for the interim heavyweight title. Ryan Bader, the current division champion, is competing in the light heavyweight grand prix. 

“We are very excited to be getting into business with Elevate,” said Bellator MMA President Scott Coker. “They bring a tremendous amount of knowledge and experience to the table with a proven track record of providing consistent results for top professional sports franchises, leagues and events. It feels like our family just got bigger, and I am confident that this new relationship will lead to the continued growth of the Bellator brand.”

“At Elevate, we are inspired by Bellator’s ambition to meaningfully connect and engage with current and new fans, and aggressively route new live events to its diverse, global fanbase,” said Elevate Sports Ventures Chairman and CEO Al Guido.  

A limited number of tickets will go on sale starting Friday, priced at $60 per. 

Bellator returns with Cris Cyborg vs. Leslie Smith this Friday at Bellator 259. That event will mark 16 for the promotion since returning from a break due to the COVID-19 virus. Bellator has also held three cards in Italy and Paris. 

Elevate will leverage its “Insights” vertical, utilizing industry-leading data and analytics practices, to generate smarter sponsorship, premium and ticket-sales targets and strategies, including producing data-driven fan profile analysis, product and pricing strategies, lead-scoring modeling and more for Bellator MMA’s front office, global brand and future live events.


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