Skip to content Skip to sidebar Skip to footer


Bellator inks CFFC heavyweight champ Shawn Teed, will face Steve Mowry at Bellator 249

CFFC heavyweight champion Shawn Teed is the latest American regional promotion champion headed to Bellator.

A former Dana White’s Contender Series competitor, Teed (6-2-1 MMA, 0-0 BMMA) has signed a multi-fight deal with the promotion and is set to make his promotional debut Oct. 15 against Steve Mowry on the Bellator 249 prelims, which take place at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn.

Multiple sources with knowledge of the situation, including a promotion official, recently informed MMA Junkie of the booking.

Teed, 28, has gone 3-2-1 in his most recent five fights. At CFFC 79 in November 2019, Teed finished Bellator alumnus Ben Reiter by third-round TKO to win the vacant heavyweight title. All six of Teed’s professional victories have come inside the distance. His only two career losses have come against UFC alums Juan Adams and Azunna Anyanwu.

Mowry (7-0 MMA, 3-0 BMMA) has had his most recent two scheduled fights fall through. After pulling out of Bellator 239 in February due to “health concerns,” Mowry was removed from his Bellator 242 matchup in July due to a positive COVID-19 test. Like Teed, all of Mowry’s professional victories have come by finishes.

Bellator 249’s main card will air on CBS Sports Network after prelims on

With the addition, the Bellator 249 lineup includes:

  • Cris Cyborg vs. Arlene Blencowe – for Bellator women’s featherweight title
  • Patricky Freire vs. Jaleel Willis
  • Ricky Bandejas vs. Leandro Higo
  • Saad Awad vs. Mandel Nallo
  • Curtis Millender vs. Joe Schilling
  • Albert Gonzales vs. Kastriot Xhema
  • Christian Edwards vs. Hamza Salim
  • Kyle Crutchmer vs. Kemran Lachinov
  • Joseph Creer vs. Tony Johnson
  • Da’Mon Blackshear vs. Mike Kimbel
  • Steve Mowry vs. Shawn Teed
Show CommentsClose Comments

Leave a comment