May 21 2021

Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, United States

Main Event
5 rounds @ Women’s Featherweight
KO 5
KO 5

Belts on The Line

Bellator Women’s Featherweight Championship
Co-Main Event
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Darrion Caldwell
SD 3
SD 3
Leandro Higo
3 rounds @ Bantamweight
Main Card
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3 rounds @ Middleweight
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Jaleel Willis
UD 3
UD 3
Maycon Mendon a
3 rounds @ Welterweight
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UD 3
Hannah Guy
3 rounds @ Women’s Flyweight

Bellator 259 Report

When Was Bellator 259?

Bellator 259 happened on Friday, May 21st, 2021, at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, Connecticut in the United States.

Who won the main event at Bellator 259?

Cris Cyborg beat Leslie Smith by knockout in the 5th round during the main event of Bellator 259.

The scorecards were announced in favor of the winner Cris Cyborg.

The fight was scheduled to take place over 5 rounds in the Women’s Featherweight division, which meant the weight limit was 145 pounds (10.4 stone or 65.8 KG).

This contest was for the Bellator women’s featherweight championship.

What were the results at Bellator 259?

At Bellator 259 in the co-main event, Darrion Caldwell was defeated by Leandro Higo by decision in their Bantamweight contest

On the main card, Fabian Edwards lost to Austin Vanderford on points in a Middleweight bout, Jaleel Willis defeated Maycon Mendon a by decision at Welterweight, and Valerie Loureda was defeated by Hannah Guy on points in their Women’s Flyweight contest.

On the prelim card, Aviv Gozali beat Sean Felton with a submission in a Lightweight bout, Saad Awad defeated Nate Andrews with a KO at Lightweight, Davion Franklin was victorious over Tyler King by knockout in their Heavyweight contest, and Grant Neal beat Tyree Fortune by submission in a Light Heavyweight fight.

Rounding off the prelim portion of the card, Alexander Shabliy defeated Alfie Davis on points in a Lightweight bout, Leah McCourt was victorious over Janay Harding by submission at Women’s Featherweight, Sumiko Inaba beat Kristina Katsikis by knockout in their Women’s Flyweight contest, and Brett Johns was overcome by Danny Sabatello by decision in a Bantamweight fight.

Bellator 259 Results.

These are the fight results from the main card of Bellator 259:

Main Events
  • Cris Cyborg def. Leslie Smith, KO, Round 5 (Women’s Featherweight - 5 Rounds)

Co Main Events
  • Leandro Higo def. Darrion Caldwell, Split Decision, Round 3 (Bantamweight - 3 Rounds)

Main Card
  • Austin Vanderford def. Fabian Edwards, Unanimous Decision, Round 3 (Middleweight - 3 Rounds)
  • Jaleel Willis def. Maycon Mendon a, Unanimous Decision, Round 3 (Welterweight - 3 Rounds)
  • Hannah Guy def. Valerie Loureda, Unanimous Decision, Round 3 (Women’s Flyweight - 3 Rounds)

  • Aviv Gozali def. Sean Felton, Sub, Round 1 (Lightweight - 3 Rounds)
  • Saad Awad def. Nate Andrews, KO, Round 1 (Lightweight - 3 Rounds)
  • Davion Franklin def. Tyler King, KO, Round 1 (Heavyweight - 3 Rounds)
  • Grant Neal def. Tyree Fortune, Sub, Round 1 (Light Heavyweight - 3 Rounds)
  • Alexander Shabliy def. Alfie Davis, Unanimous Decision, Round 3 (Lightweight - 3 Rounds)
  • Leah McCourt def. Janay Harding, Sub, Round 2 (Women’s Featherweight - 3 Rounds)
  • Sumiko Inaba def. Kristina Katsikis, KO, Round 3 (Women’s Flyweight - 3 Rounds)
  • Danny Sabatello def. Brett Johns, Unanimous Decision, Round 3 (Bantamweight - 3 Rounds)

Who was the broadcaster for Bellator 259?

Bellator 259 was broadcast on Showtime in the US, while the event was broadcast in the United Kingdom by BBC Sport.

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