Corey Anderson – Watch his post-fight press conference above.
Bellator 251 took place Thursday, Nov. 5 at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn. The main card aired on CBS Sports Network after prelims streamed on live on Bellator’s youtube channel. They returned with its latest offering on Thursday night when Melvin Manhoef takes on Corey Anderson in the main event of Bellator 251.
Manhoef, one of the most embellished strikers in combat history, he returns for the first time in over one year. After losing back-to-back contests, Manhoef has reeled off wins over Kent Kauppinen and Yannick Bahati, whom he defeated via second-round TKO at Bellator 230 in October 2019.
Anderson makes his Bellator debut after winning four of his last five fights in the UFC. In his last time out, he lost to Jan Blachowicz by second-round knockout in February. During the summer, “Overtime” requested and ended up being granted his release from the promotion. Bellator immediately reached out to Anderson and they agreed to a deal in August.
A win for Anderson puts him right in the thick of things in what is starting to become a competitive light heavyweight division. If Manhoef pulls off the upset, he gets himself into the conversation as well at the end of his luscious career.
Check out the Bellator 251 results here.
Bellator 250 prelims (4:45 p.m. ET)
- Georgi Karakhanyan vs. Bryce Logan, Lightweights
- Alex Polizzi vs. Julius Anglickas, Light Heavyweights
- Janay Harding vs. Jessy Miele, Women’s Featherweights
- Ali Zebian vs. Piankhi Zimmerman, Lightweights
- Jaylon Bates vs. Joe Supino, Bantamweights
- Sumiko Inaba vs. Jessica Ruiz, Women’s Flyweights
Bellator 250 main card (7 p.m. ET)
- Corey Anderson vs. Melvin Manhoef, Light Heavyweights
- Tyrell Fortune vs. Said Sowma, Heavyweights
- Austin Vanderford vs. Vinicius De Jesus, Middleweights
- Derek Anderson vs. Killys Mota, Welterweights
- Date: Nov. 5 | Start time: 4:45 p.m. (prelims) | 7 p.m. (main card)
- Location: Mohegan Sun Arena — Uncasville, Connecticut
- TV: CBS Sports Network | Live stream: Bellator Youtube Channel (Prelims Only)
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