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Austin Vanderford Bellator 251 Pre-Fight Interview

Austin Vanderford Bellator 251 Pre-Fight Interview

Check out what he had to say to MyMMANews and the media in attendance above.

Bellator 251 will take place at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut. The card airs live on CBS Sports Network.

Originally expected to fight Chris Curtis, Vanderford (9-0 MMA, 3-0 BMMA) now faces former LFA welterweight title challenger and current CES MMA champion Vinicius De Jesus in a middleweight bout.

Vanderford last competed in November 2019, when he defeated Grachik Bozinyan by unanimous decision at Bellator 234. He also competed in multiple grappling matches and was set to return at Bellator 246 in September but was forced out after he tested positive for COVID-19.

MAIN CARD (CBS Sports Network/DAZN, 7 p.m. ET)

Corey Anderson vs. Melvin Manhoef

Tyrell Fortune vs. Said Sowma

Vinicius de Jesus vs. Austin Vanderford

Derek Anderson vs. Killys Mota


Georgi Karakhanyan vs. Bryce Logan

Julius Anglickas vs. Alex Polizzi

Janay Harding vs. Jessy Miele

Ali Zebian vs. Piankhi Zimmerman

Jaylon Bates vs. Joe Supino

Sumiko Inaba vs. Jessica Ruiz

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