Bellator 244 takes place Friday, and you can join us for a live video stream and official results beginning at 7:15 p.m. ET (4:15 p.m. PT).
The event takes place at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn. The main card airs on Paramount and streams on DAZN following prelims on MMA Junkie.
In the main event, Bellator dual champion Ryan Bader (27-5 MMA, 5-0 BMMA) makes his first light heavyweight appearance in nearly three years to defend his title against Vadim Nemkov (12-2 MMA, 4-0 BMMA). And in the co-main event, former women’s featherweight champion Julia Budd (13-3 MMA, 7-1 BMMA) returns for her first fight since losing her title to meet Jessy Miele(9-3 MMA, 1-0 BMMA).
MMA Junkie reporter Nolan King is onsite, and you can follow him on Twitter (@mma_kings) for behind-the-scenes coverage and other event notes.
Enjoy the fights.
Official Bellator 244 results include:
MAIN CARD (Paramount/DAZN, 10 p.m. ET)
- Champ Ryan Bader vs. Vadim Nemkov – for light heavyweight title
- Julia Budd vs. Jessy Miele
- Valentin Moldavsky vs. Roy Nelson
- Andrew Kapel vs. John Salter
PRELIMINARY CARD (MMA Junkie, 7:15 p.m. ET)
- Yaroslav Amosov vs. Mark Lemminger
- Sidney Outlaw def. Adam Piccolotti via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
- Josh Hill def. Erik Perez via unanimous (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
- Weber Almeida def. Salim Mukhidinov via knockout (punches) – Round 1, 3:57
- John de Jesus def. Vladyslav Parubchenkno via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 29-28)
- Chris Gonzalez def. Vladimir Tokov via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 30-27)
- Lucas Brennan def. Will Smith via TKO (punches) – Round 2, 4:14