The Bellator 255 main card for “Pitbull vs. Sanchez 2“-led event at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville. The bout also is a semifinal in the Bellator Featherweight World Grand Prix. For the preliminary card at 6 p.m. ET, use the video player below. For the main card at 9 p.m. ET. Watch Bellator 255 Live.
Patricio Freire (31-4) has a Featherweight Grand Prix semifinal with Emmanuel Sanchez (20-4), a rematch from Nov. 2018. Bellator 255 features two-division champion Patricio Pitbull defending his featherweight title in a rematch with Emmanuel Sanchez in a World Featherweight Grand Prix bout.
Showtime also provides a chance to put Bellator’s increasingly stacked fighter roster in front of many more American eyes than the promotion has attracted in recent years. At the same time that Bellator went behind the online subscription curtain with DAZN in 2018, the UFC became ubiquitous on ESPN.
Bellator 255 Pitbull vs Sanchez Online
Date: Friday, April 2
Prelims: 6:00 p.m. ET
Main card: 9:00 p.m. ET
Live Stream: Watch here
Bellator 255 Preview
Featherweight champion Patricio “Pitbull” Freire (31-4) and challenger Emmanuel Sanchez (20-4) will square off for the second time in the main event on a loaded card. Their Friday night bout will be a rematch of their 2018 fight that saw Pitbull named the victor in a unanimous decision, and both fighters are looking forward to the opportunity to face each other again.
For his part, Pitbull recognizes his opponent has gotten better, but he also thinks Sanchez hasn’t fundamentally changed all that much. “He’s still the same fighter,” Freire said about Sanchez this week, via MMA News. “He seems to have a little bit more precision in his shots. He misses less punches than he used to but he’s pretty much the same fighter he used to be when we first fought.”
In other bouts on the card, Usman Nurmagomedov (11-0), cousin of famed UFC fighter Khabib Nurmagomedov, will make his Bellator debut against Mike Hamel (7-4), and Alejandra Lara (9-3) will face Kana Watanabe (9-0-1) in a women’s flyweight showdown. Tyrell Fortune (9-1) and Jack May (11-7) will also battle in an intriguing heavyweight bout.
Bellator 255 Full Fight Card
Patricio Freire (c) vs. Emmanuel Sanchez for Freire’s Featherweight title; semifinals of Featherweight Grand Prix
Usman Nurmagomedov vs. Mike Hamel; Lightweight
Neiman Gracie vs. Jason Jackson; Welterweight
Kana Watanabe vs. Alejandra Lara; Women’s Flyweight
Jack May vs. Tyrell Fortune; Heavyweight
Mukhamed Berkhamov vs. Herman Terrado; Welterweight
Fabio Aguiar vs. Khalid Murtazaliev; Middleweight
Jordan Newman vs. Branko Busick; Middleweight
Roman Faraldo vs. Trevor Gudde; Welterweight
Cee Jay Hamilton vs. Magomed Magomedov; Bantamweight
Mandel Nallo vs. Ricardo Seixas; Lightweight
Roger Huerta vs. Chris Gonzalez; Catchweight (160 lb)
Bellator 255 Pitbull vs Sanchez 2 Live Stream Free Online
There is no TV broadcaster of this event. You can watch the prelims card on Bellator’s Youtube Channel for free. The prelims card will kick-off at 6 p.m ET. Read more: The prelims (6 p.m. ET start time) can be watched for free on Bellator’s YouTube channel, and the main card (9 p.m. ET) will be simulcast on both Showtime and Fubo Sports.
ESPN+ is the official channel to watch the Bellator 255 Pitbull vs. Sanchez 2 live stream online. It will be headlining the very first fight night in January. The sports streaming service has exclusive rights to show every single UFC event in the US and of course, that includes Bellator 255 Pitbull vs. Sanchez 2.