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Leandro Higo full Bellator 249 media day press conference

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

On Tuesday, Oct. 13, Leandro Higo spoke with MyMMANews and other media outlets during today’s Bellator 249 media day. You can see his full press conference in the video above.


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)

Preliminary Card:

 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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