SHOWTIME Sports and BELLATOR MMA will deliver its inaugural event, BELLATOR MMA 255: Pitbull vs. Sanchez 2, live for free to non-SHOWTIME subscribers across multiple streaming services, online platforms and cable television providers when the premier combat sports partnership debuts on Friday, April 2 at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT.
The main card, in addition to airing live on SHOWTIME for subscribers, will be available for free to millions across the United States on industry-leading streaming services Pluto TV, Hulu, YouTube and FuboTV, in addition to participating television providers Armstrong, Buckeye, Liberty, Optimum and Suddenlink without the need for a SHOWTIME subscription. The main card of BELLATOR MMA 255: Pitbull vs. Sanchez 2 features five high-stakes matchups and is headlined by the next round of the Featherweight World Grand Prix tournament, as BELLATOR’s reigning lightweight and featherweight champion Patricio “Pitbull” (31-4) defends his 145-pound title against Emmanuel Sanchez (20-4) in a semifinal bout.
The full 12-fight event, including seven preliminary fights, will live stream on the SHOWTIME Sports and the BELLATOR MMA YouTube channels, in addition to SHOWTIME’s official website (www.sho.com). The full event, which begins at 6 p.m. ET/3 p.m. PT, also will stream live on the SHOWTIME Selects and BELLATOR MMA channels on Pluto TV.
9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT
Featherweight World Title/WGP Semifinal Bout: C-Patricio Pitbull (144.1) vs. #2-Emmanuel Sanchez (144.5)
Welterweight Co-Main Event: #3-Neiman Gracie (170) vs. #6-Jason Jackson (170.9)
Heavyweight Bout: #6-Tyrell Fortune (251.2) vs. Jack May (264.3)
Lightweight Bout: Usman Nurmagomedov (155.2) vs. Mike Hamel (155)
Flyweight Bout: #4-Alejandra Lara (124.2) vs. #5-Kana Watanabe (124.8)
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6 p.m. ET/3 p.m. PT
Bantamweight Bout: #6-Magomed Magomedov (135) vs. Cee Jay Hamilton (134.4)
Welterweight Bout: Mukhamed Berkhamov (173.8)* vs. Herman Terrado (169.5) – Fight has been cancelled
Lightweight Bout: Mandel Nallo (154.9) vs. Ricardo Seixas (154.9)
Middleweight Bout: Fabio Aguiar (187.7)* vs. Khalid Murtazaliev (183.6)
160-Pound Contract Weight Bout: Roger Huerta (159.4) vs. Chris Gonzalez (159.2)
Light Heavyweight Bout: Jose Augusto (203.2) vs. Jonathan Wilson (204.2)
Welterweight Bout: Roman Faraldo (171.1)* vs. Trevor Gudde (170)
Middleweight Bout: Jordan Newman (185.1) vs. Branko Busick (183.8)
*Fighter missed weight