What better way to head into the weekend than with an MMA title fight on Friday night? That is what you will be getting with Bellator 262, which will once again be coming from the Mohegan Sun resort in Uncasville. The women’s Flyweight title is up for grabs on Friday night, with that bout serving as the headliner, but it’s a very solid looking main card besides that fight. All told, there are 5 fights on the main card, with the action set to begin at 6 PM EST. Let’s now take a moment to quickly break down each of the 5 bouts, with predictions for all of them so you can bet against their Bellator odds.
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Bellator 262 – Velasquez vs Kielholtz Event Info
- When: July 16, 2021
- Where: Mohegan Sun Arena
- Time: 6 PM EST
Johnny Eblen (-660) Vs Travis Davis (+480)
It’s always fun to watch a fighter put their unbeaten record on the line, which is what we are going to see with this Middleweight bout. Eblen comes into this fight with a perfect 8-0 record and a history of getting fights over with quickly. 5 of his 8 wins have come in the opening round. He will go against Travis Davis, who is sitting at 10-4 and who is on a run that has seen him win 4 of his last 5 fights. Eblen may need to work a little harder to get the win here, but he should remain unbeaten.
Arlene Biencowe (-150) Vs Dayana Silva (+120)
It’s the ladies up next for a Featherweight bout, with both of these fighters looking to bounce back from a loss in their previous outings. Biencowe is 13-8 overall and is sure to be disappointed at losing her last fight, as that one snapped a 3-fight win streak. Silva has had a tough time putting together any type of winning streak during her 9-6 pro career and has now lost 3 of her last 5. I think this one goes the distance, with Biencowe getting the win.
Matheus Mattos (-270) Vs Cee Jay Hamilton (+220)
We have a similar story going on with this Bantamweight bout, as both fighters in this one are coming in off losses last time out. Mattos is seeing a poor run of form after a positive start to his pro career. He has now lost 2 of his last 3 fights to fall to 12-2-1 overall. Hamilton comes into this fight with a 15-8 record and a run that has seen him win 3 of his last 5, with his previous loss snapping a modest 2-fight win streak. I have Mattos taking this one by submission.
Tyrell Fortune (-345) Vs Matt Mitrione (+265)
The co-main event of the evening will see the big boys step into the octagon for a Heavyweight bout that could well be explosive. Fortune has just 1 loss in his pro career, coming in with a 10-1 record and back-to-back wins. He will face 43-year-old matt Mitrione, who is at the tail end of his career and on a streak that has seen him fail to win in each of his last 4 fights. I think we will see Fortune win this one rather quickly.
Juliana Velasquez (-390) Vs Denise Kielholtz (+305)
The headline event of the evening is a Flyweight title fight that will see Juliana Velasquez try to retain her belt against Denise Kielholtz. Not only is Velasquez putting her title on the line, she is also defending an unbeaten 11-0 record. Kileholtz has earned her shot by putting together a 6-2 record and winning each of her last 4 fights. This is going to be a tough challenger for the champ to overcome, but I think Velasquez gets the decision.