Bellator MMA hosts Bellator 261 on Friday night from the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut. Fans can see the main card broadcast live on Showtime beginning at 9 pm ET, following preliminary bouts here on MyMMANews.com at 6:30 pm ET.
In the main event, Bellator MMA’s first ever interim title fight is for the promotion’s interim heavyweight title as Tim Johnson meets Valentin Moldavsky.
The night’s co-main event features a title-eliminator bout between Liz Carmouche and Kana Watanabe.
Complete Bellator 256 results below:
Main card (Showtime at 9 p.m. ET)
Valentin Moldavsky defeated Timothy Johnson via unanimous decision (50-45, 49-46, 49-46)
Liz Carmouche defeated Kana Watanabe via KO – Round 1, :35
Sidney Outlaw defeated Myles Jury via submission (rear naked choke) – Round 3, 4:44
Daniel Weichel defeated Keoni Diggs via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 30-27)
Christian Edwards defeated Simon Biyong via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Preliminary Card (MyMMANews.com at 6:30 p.m. ET) – Stream live above
John de Jesus defeated John Macapa via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Taylor Johnson defeated Lance Wright via submission (rear naked choke) – Round 1, 2:58
Jaylon Bates defeated Cody Matthews via submission (armbar) – Round 2, 4:04
Corey Samuels defeated Isaiah Hokit via KO – Round 1, 0:10
Soren Bak defeated Bobby Lee via unanimous decision (30-26, 29-27, 29-27)