Bellator 259 is a STACKED CARD filled with young fighters. Excited to watch these young hungry fighters looking to build there names on Showtime. Bellator continues to get better.
Fabian Edwards vs Austin Vanderford
Mr. Van Zant… Austin Vanderford is making a name for himself for Bellator. Fought on the Dana White Contender Series but didn’t get signed. However everything happens for a reason. Now Vanderford is few more fights away from fighting for the Bellator Middleweight Title.
4-0 under the Bellator promotion. Defeating Leon Edwards younger brother will be the biggest win of his MMA career.
Vanderford aiming for the best year of his MMA career so far.
“Fabian is a very tough opponent. I think he’s very well skilled. He’s good everywhere. So, it’s going to take me being on my game, but I’m going to go out there make it a gritty fight. I’m going to make it dirty, grimy, and, you know, we will test his will and test his gas tank.https://cagesidepress.com/2021/05/18/bellator-259-austin-vanderford-is-ready-to-put-hands-on-fabian-edwards-and-move-closer-to-the-title/
Fabian Edwards last fight was against Costello Van Steenis in a split decision lost back at Bellator Euro Series 8. Looking to jump back in the win column, Close to a title shot as well defeated Vanderford.
“I just feel happy, if I’m being honest. I’m in a good place, my weight is in a good place. It’s the best it’s ever been.https://www.the-sun.com/sport/2926182/bellator-259-fabian-edwards-austin-vanderford-paige-van-zant/
Willis vs Mendonca
Jaleel Willis former LFA Welterweight Champion was one of the best MMA prospects before signing with Bellator. Now found a home at 29 years old.
” This is a big opportunity in terms of amount of eyeballs that are gonna be on the main card on showtime.” Jaleel Willis
Facing former LFA Welterweight Champion Maycon Mendonça. Brazilian Welterweight Prospect. Clash of the LFA Welterweight Champions.
Maycon Mendonça is 30 years old, Entertaining fight against Batsumberel Dagvadorj at LFA 96. Mendonca is a savage and is making his Bellator debut.
Definitely looking forward to this fight.
Grant Neal vs Tyree Fortune
Grant Neal 5-0 Light Heavyweight, Colorado 5A High School Wrestling Champion. Former Tuff-N-UFF Light Heavyweight Champion.
“My opponent is a game opponent and has done everything he’s needed to do to be undefeated at this point, so I’m excited for this upcoming challenge,” Neal said of Fortune. “I know that everything that I’ve done in camp so far is very pointed and centered around getting the job done. It’s really just focusing on getting better.https://www.mmaweekly.com/grant-neal-excited-to-show-his-growth-against-tyree-fortune-at-bellator-259
Tyree Fortune American Top Team product is 5-0 with Bellator at 30 years old.
Fortune was a two-time state wrestling champion in high school, captured a pair of junior college national titles and won an NCAA championship at Grand Canyon University — a Division II school in Phoenix — before attempting to qualify for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.
Brett Johns vs Danny Sabatello
High level Bantamweight Fight on the prelims of Bellator 259. Can’t believe this fight is on the prelims.
Brett Johns former UFC Bantamweight 5-2 UFC record, Former Titan FC Bantamweight Champion. Looking to become one of the best Bellator Bantamweights.
Danny Sabatello easily one of the best Bantamweight prospects in the world, Titan FC Bantamweight Champion. Fought on the Dana White Contender Series. American Top Team product is making his Bellator debut.
“I’m gonna beat the sh*t out of the guy,” Sabatello said on MMA Fighting’s What the Heck. “I’m very confident that there’s no way that this guy can beat me. The only way he does beat me is if he catches me, I just think my defense is too intact for him to catch me. I don’t see on the feet him posing me any problems and then obviously on the ground I’m a better grappler.https://www.mmafighting.com/2021/5/20/22442570/bellator-danny-sabatello-puts-bantamweight-champion-sergio-pettis-on-notice-ill-f-ck-that-guy-up
Shabily vs Davis
Long awaited Bellator debut, Bellator signed one of the best Russian prospects. Alexander Shabily #1 Russian Lightweight prospect, Fought on the biggest Russian promotions from Fight Nights Global, ACB, PRO FC.
Shabily 19-3 record is a super talented Lightweight grappler, First round knockout power. Sambo style fighting. Man I’m so excited for his debut. He’s a SAVAGE. Future Bellator Lightweight Champion.
Russian version of Dustin Poirier.
Alfie Davis British Lightweight, Four Fight Winning Streak. Talented Standup striker, Leg kick artist with his crazy leg kick knockouts. 14-3 record, Undefeated with Bellator but he’ll have his hands full.