For the first time since February 2020, fans will be in attendance for two upcoming Bellator MMA events.
On Wednesday, the promotion announced that an undisclosed “limited” amount of fans will be able to attend Bellator 260 on 11 June and Bellator 261 on 25 June with both events taking place at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut. Tickets go on sale Friday.
👏 Finally, we'll have fans in attendance again! 👏
Presale begins Thursday, May 20th at 10am et!
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— Bellator MMA (@BellatorMMA) May 19, 2021
Bellator 260 will feature a welterweight championship bout between 170-pound king Douglas Lima and challenger Yaroslav Amosov. Two weeks later, Timothy Johnson and Valentin Moldavsky will vie for the interim Bellator heavyweight title. Both events will be broadcast on Showtime in the USA.
In the same breath, Bellator announced a partnership with sports marketing firm Elevate as they look to grow their brand internationally.
“We are very excited to be getting into business with Elevate,” Bellator MMA president Scott Coker said in an official statement. “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.”