Bellator 262: Velasquez vs. Kielholtz Takes Place Tonight On Showtime

Bellator 262 takes place live tonight, July 16, 2021 on the Showtime Network.

Bellator 262 takes place at the Mohegan Sun Arena, which has been their fight bubble since they resumed events late last year to keep fighters fighting during the COVID-19 pandemic. The main event features a flyweight title fight between current champion Juliana Velasquez and #3-ranked ranked Denise Kielholtz. Kielholtz is the current Bellator Kickboxing champion and has the potential to be a two-sport champion under the Bellator banner. 

The current champion, Velasquez is undefeated, and this fight at Bellator 262 will be her first title defense. Most of her wins come by way of decision, but her opponent’s record certainly shows her first scheduled defense won’t be easy.

See the updated fight card below which includes weight classes and their current Bellator MMA rankings:

BELLATOR MMA 262: Velasquez vs. Kielholtz Main Card: Friday, July 16 – Live on SHOWTIME

9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT

  • Flyweight World Title Main Event: C-Juliana Velasquez (11-0) vs. #3-Denise Kielholtz (6-2)
  • Heavyweight Bout: #5-Tyrell Fortune (10-1, 1 NC) vs. #7-Matt Mitrione (13-8, 1 NC)
  • Bantamweight Bout: Matheus Mattos (12-2-1) vs. Cee Jay Hamilton (15-8)
  • Featherweight Bout: #2-Arlene Blencowe (13-8) vs. Dayana Silva (9-6)
  • Middleweight Bout: #5-Johnny Eblen (8-0) vs. Travis Davis (10-4)

Preliminary Card: BELLATOR MMA YouTube Channel | SHOWTIME Sports YouTube Channel | Pluto TV. 6 p.m. ET/3 p.m. PT

  • Heavyweight Bout: Ronny Markes (19-8) vs. Said Sowma (6-2)
  • Featherweight Bout: Cody Law (3-0) vs. Theodore Macuka (1-0)
  • Flyweight Bout: Diana Avsaragova (3-0) vs. Gabriella Gulfin (2-2)
  • Featherweight Bout: Johnny Soto (4-1) vs. Adil Benjilany (5-3, 1 NC)
  • Lightweight Bout: Charlie Campbell (3-1) vs. Nicholas Giulietti (2-1)

Keep it locked on MMANews.com, where we will be bringing you all the sights, sounds, and results from Bellator 262 at the conclusion of tonight’s event!

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