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Bellator 250 adds Nick Newell vs. Zach Zane, two other fights to lineup

The Bellator 250 lineup is now three fights deeper.

Among the additions are a lightweight rebooking between Nick Newell and Zach Zane, a middleweight matchup between Taylor Johnson and Johnny Eblen, as well as a featherweight fight between Cody Law and Orlando Ortega.

Bellator 250 takes place Thursday, Oct. 29 at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn. The main card airs on CBS Sports Network after prelims on

A promotion official confirmed the three bookings to MMA Junkie on Tuesday after initial reports from MMA Fighting (Newell-Zane), Fansided (Johnson-Eblen), and MyMMANews (Law-Ortega).

Newell (16-3 MMA, 1-1 BMMA) and Zane (14-9 MMA, 1-0 BMMA) were originally scheduled to fight at Bellator 241 in March. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the card was canceled hours before the first prelim was scheduled to take place.

Newell, 34, will look to rebound from his first loss in Bellator – a split decision defeat to Manny Muro at Bellator 232 in October. As for Zane, he’ll aim to keep his winning ways alive after earning a unanimous decision victory over Nainoa Dung at Bellator 236 in December.

Johnson (6-1 MMA, 1-0 BMMA) was last seen on Sept. 11 at Bellator 245, submitting Ed Ruth with a heel hook submission in 59 seconds. As for Eblen (6-0 MMA, 2-0 BMMA), the Jorge Masvidal protege is undefeated and has finished four of his six pro victories.

A former wrestling standout at Penn State University, Law (0-0 MMA, 0-0 BMMA) will make the jump to MMA’s big leagues for his professional debut. Dropping to featherweight, Law will take on Ortega (3-3 MMA, 0-0 BMMA) who is moving up from bantamweight.

With the additions, the Bellator 250 lineup includes:

  • Gegard Mousasi vs. Douglas Lima – for the Bellator welterweight title
  • Sabah Homasi vs. Bobby Voelker
  • Nick Newell vs. Zach Zane
  • Johnny Eblen vs. Taylor Johnson
  • Cody Law vs. Orlando Ortega
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