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The two lightweights have been booked to face off on the preliminary portion of Bellator 250 on Oct. 29 at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn., a Bellator official told MMA Fighting.
This is a re-booking of a bout that was originally scheduled for Bellator 241 in March. That event was canceled in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak.
Newell (16-3) is coming off of a split decision loss to Manny Muro at Bellator 232 in October of last year. “Notorious” is 1-1 with Bellator so far after joining the promotion with wins in four of his previous five bouts.
Zane (14-9) looks to build upon a successful Bellator debut after he scored a unanimous decision win over the previously unbeaten Nainoa Dung last December.
Also confirmed for the Bellator 250 preliminary card are a featherweight bout between Bellator debutants Cody Law (5-0) and Orlando Ortega (3-3), and a middleweight bout between Johnny Eblen (6-0) and Taylor Johnson (6-1). Eblen vs. Johnson was first reported by FanSided.
See the updated card below:
Gegard Mousasi vs. Douglas Lima
Nick Newell vs. Zach Zane
Cody Law vs. Orlando Ortega
Johnny Eblen vs. Taylor Johnson