A major event for Bellator goes down on Thursday with Bellator 252, which takes place inside the “Fightsphere” at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn.
The main card, which airs on CBS Sports Network following prelims on MMA Junkie, features the long-awaited resumption of the promotion’s featherweight grand prix. A pair of quarterfinal bouts are featured, with champion Patricio Freire (30-4 MMA, 18-4 BMMA) putting his belt on the line against Pedro Carvalho (11-3 MMA, 4-0 BMMA) in the main event.
“Pitbull,” who is a reigning two-division champ, is arguably the most credentialed fighter in Bellator history. For more on the numbers, check below for 23 pre-event facts about Bellator 252.