Bellator 262: Juliana Velasquez vs. Denise Kielholtz live results and highlights
It’s the first title defense in the reign of Juliana Velasquez as Bellator women’s flyweight champion, as she faces the challenge of Denise Kielholtz in the main event of Bellator 262.
Velasquez has won all six of her fights in Bellator MMA so far, claiming the Bellator women’s 125-pound title with a win over the previously undefeated Ilima-Lei Macfarlane at Bellator 254 in December.
Kielholtz, who was a flyweight champion in Bellator Kickboxing, comes in off four straight victories by way of a finish. This run includes a stoppage of Bryony Tyrell, submissions of Sabriye Sengul and Kristina Williams and a 43-second knockout of Kate Jackson at Bellator 247 in October.
The co-main event will see a heavyweight contenders battle between Tyrell Fortune and Matt Mitrione. The two were scheduled to meet at Bellator 255 in April, but an injury to Mitrione days before the event resulted in Fortune facing and defeating Jack May.
Main Card (Showtime, 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT)
Juliana Velasquez vs. Denise Kielholtz
OFFICIAL RESULTS: Juliana Velasquez vs. Denise Kielholtz via split decision (48-47, 47-48, 48-47) – to defend women’s flyweight title
Tyrell Fortune vs. Matt Mitrione
OFFICIAL RESULTS: Tyrell Fortune defeated Matt Mitrione via submission (strikes) – Round 1, 1:45
Matheus Mattos vs. Cee Jay Hamilton
OFFICIAL RESULTS: Matheus Mattos defeated Cee Jay Hamilton via TKO (punches) – Round 2, 1:33
Arlene Blencowe vs. Dayana Silva
OFFICIAL RESULTS: Arlene Blencowe defeated Dayana Silva via TKO, Round 3 – 1:00
Johnny Eblen vs. Travis Davis
OFFICIAL RESULTS: Johnny Eblen defeated Travis Davis via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-26, 30-26)
Preliminary Card (YouTube, 6 p.m. ET/3 p.m. PT)
Ronny Markes vs. Said Sowma
OFFICIAL RESULTS: Said Sowma def. Ronny Markes via knockout (punches) – Round 1, 1:09
Cody Law vs. Theodore Macuka
OFFICIAL RESULTS: Cody Law defeated Theodore Macuka via TKO, Round 1 – 1:54
Diana Avsaragova vs. Gabriella Gulfin
OFFICIAL RESULTS: Diana Avsaragova defeated Gabriella Gulfin via split decision (29-28, 29-28, 28-29)
Johnny Soto vs. Adil Benjilany
OFFICIAL RESULTS: Adil Benjilany defeated Johnny Soto via unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
Charlie Campbell vs. Nick Giulietti
OFFICIAL RESULTS: Charlie Campbell defeated Nick Giulietti via TKO, Round 2 – 1:03