Leandro Higo has the chance to string wins together against Ricky Bandejas at Bellator 249 on Thursday, Oct. 15.
Higo last fought over a year ago. He snapped a two-fight losing streak by finishing Shawn Bunch via second-round submission at Bellator 228 2019.
His only three Bellator defeats came to former champions Eduardo Dantas, Darrion Caldwell and contender Aaron Pico.
Bandejas had a two-fight win streak snapped with a unanimous decision loss to Sergio Pettis at Bellator 242 in July. Bandejas’ only losses inside the Bellator cage came to Pettis, Patrick Mix and Juan Archuleta
BELLATOR 249 CARD:
Main Event [Women’s Featherweight Championship]: Cris “Cyborg” (22-2) vs. Arlene Blencowe (13-7)
Lightweight Co-Main Event: Patricky “Pitbull” (23-9) vs. Jaleel Willis (13-2)
Bantamweight Feature Bout: Ricky Bandejas (13-4) vs. Leandro Higo (19-5)
Lightweight Feature Bout: Saad Awad (23-13) vs. Mandel Nallo (7-1)
Heavyweight Bout: Steve Mowry (7-0) vs. Shawn Teed (6-2-1)
Middleweight Bout: Andrew Kapel (15-7) vs. Joseph Creer (7-1-1)
Welterweight Bout: Kyle Crutchmer (6-0) vs. Kemran Lachinov (9-2)
Light Heavyweight Bout: Christian Edwards (3-0) vs. Hamza Salim (5-3)
140-Pound Contract Weight Bout: Mike Kimbel (3-2) vs. Da’mon Blackshear (7-3)
Welterweight Bout: Aviv Gozali (4-0) vs. Logan Neal (1-0)
Welterweight Bout: Albert Gonzales (1-2) vs. Kastroit Xhema (3-4, 1 NC)
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