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Curtis Millender vs. Joe Schilling added to Bellator 249 event

A middleweight matchup is the latest addition to Bellator 249.

Curtis Millender(18-6 MMA, 3-3 BMMA) will face Joe Schilling (4-6 MMA, 3-3 BMMA) on Oct. 15 at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn.

A person with knowledge of the situation confirmed the booking Wednesday but requested anonymity since Bellator has yet to make an announcement. was first to report the news.

Since re-joining the Bellator roster, Millender has gone 1-1 for the promotion, picking up a win over Moses Murrietta in January, then suffering a unanimous decision loss to Sabah Homasi at Bellator 243 in August.

Longtime kickboxing veteran Schilling saw his two-fight MMA winning streak snapped at the hands of Tony Johnson in October 2019 at Bellator 229, when he was knocked out in the third round.

With the addition, the Bellator 249 lineup includes:

  • Champ 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
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