UNCASVILLE, Conn. – A heavyweight tilt is on tap for the Bellator 251 co-main event.
A promotion official informed MMA Junkie of both bookings Monday.
In what will be his third appearance of 2020, Fortune (8-1 MMA, 8-1 BMMA) is still seeking his first win of the year. After suffering an upset loss to Timothy Johnson in February, Fortune fought to a no contest against Jack May in September. The fight was stopped after Fortune landed an accidental low blow, and May could not continue.
Sowma (6-1 MMA, 0-0 BMMA) hasn’t lost since his professional debut – a TKO defeat to current Bellator heavyweight Steve Mowry. Over the span of his past six fights, Sowma has gone undefeated with four finishes. At Titan FC 64 in September, Sowma defeated Bobby Brents by third-round TKO to earn the vacant title.
Anderson (16-3 MMA, 7-3 BMMA) was scheduled to headline Bellator 241 in October. However, his opponent, Paul Daley, was forced out of the fight one day prior to the event because of his weight cut.
Mota (12-1 MMA, 1-0 BMMA) will look to make his second promotional appearance after a successful Bellator debut in October 2019. Taking on Tristar Gym fighter Mandel Nallo, Mota won via leg kicks in Round 3.
Bellator 251 takes place Thursday, Nov. 5 at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn. The main card airs on CBS Sports Network after prelims streamed on MMA Junkie.
With the addition, the Bellator 251 lineup includes:
- Corey Anderson vs. Melvin Manhoef
- Tyrell Fortune vs. Said Sowma
- Derek Anderson vs. Killys Mota
- Jaylon Bates vs. Joe Supino
- Chris Curtis vs. Austin Vanderford
- Nainoa Dung vs. Piankhi Zimmerman