Bellator 255 takes place on Friday night at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut. The event, which marks the first event for Bellator under its new Showtime deal, will be available for free across multiple platforms.
In the main event, featherweight and lightweight champion Patricio “PItbull” Freire puts his 145-pound title on the line in a Featherweight World Grand Prix semifinal match against Emmanuel Sanchez.
The co-main event, meanwhile, is a welterweight scrap between Neiman Gracie and Jason Jackson.
“We are proud to be the new home of BELLATOR and delighted to share this debut event with millions of non-subscribers,” said Stephen Espinoza, President, SHOWTIME Sports and Event Programming. “BELLATOR has steadily built the strongest roster in its history and now includes some of the best pound-for-pound fighters in the sport. On Friday night, we will introduce new fans to this premier brand of mixed martial arts and invite them to our network, which along with world-class championship boxing now boasts more than 40 live combat sports events per year.
“SHOWTIME Sports premium fight coverage and signature storytelling sets the standard in combat sports and, coupled with our leading entertainment content, the value of the SHOWTIME subscription is now unrivaled for combat sports fans.”
So how can you tune in to Bellator 255?
All of the information you need to catch the event for free can be seen below. The video will start airing live coverage of the event beginning with the prelims at 6:00 p.m. ET.
Bellator 255: Fight Time & Viewing Details
Event: Bellator 255: Pitbull vs. Sanchez 2
Date: Friday, April 2
Location: Uncasville, Connecticut
Venue: Mohegan Sun Arena
Main Card Card Time: 9:00 p.m. ET (Prelims begin at 6:00 p.m. ET)
Broadcast: Showtime, Bellator MMA YouTube, Pluto TV, Hulu, FuboTV, and More
Bellator 255 Fight Card
MAIN CARD (Showtime, 9:00 p.m. ET)
- Champ Patricio Freire (144.1) vs. Emmanuel Sanchez (144.5) – for featherweight title; featherweight grand prix semifinal
- Neiman Gracie (170) vs. Jason Jackson (170.9)
- Tyrell Fortune (251.2) vs. Jack May (264.3)
- Mike Hamel (155) vs. Usman Nurmagomedov (155.2)
- Alejandra Lara (124.2) vs. Kana Watanabe (124.8)
PRELIMINARY CARD (Bellator YouTube, 6:00 p.m. ET)
- Cee Jay Hamilton (134.4) vs. Magomed Magomedov (135)
- Mukhamed Berkhamov (173.8) vs. Herman Terrado (169.5)
- Ricardo Seixas (154.9) vs. Mandel Nallo (154.9)
- Fabio Aguiar (187.7) vs. Khalid Murtazaliev (183.6)
- Chris Gonzalez (159.2) vs. Roger Huerta (159.4)
- Jose Augusto (203.2) vs. Jonathan Wilson (204.2)
- Roman Faraldo (171.1) vs. Trevor Gudde (170)
- Branko Busick (183.8) vs. Jordan Newman (185.1)