UPDATE: Davion Franklin vs. Anthony Garrett has been canceled after Garrett couldn’t get medical clearance.
UPDATE #2: We have a new Bellator Women’s Flyweight Champion. Juliana Velasquez defeated Ilima-Lei Macfarlane via unanimous decision.
Bellator 254 is coming at you live tonight, December 10.
The event will be held inside an empty Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut. In the main event, Bellator Women’s Flyweight Champion Ilima-Lei Macfarlane will put her gold on the line against Juliana Velasquez. The co-main event will see Magomed Magomedov do battle with Matheus Mattos.
The main card will also feature Ronny Markes vs. Linton Vassell. Goiti Yamauchi was set to collide with Nate Andrews but Yamauchi missed weight and the fight was canceled. As a result, Davion Franklin vs. Anthony Garrett will be the main card opener.
The prelims will begin at 8 p.m. ET. You can catch the live stream above. The action will transition to the main card at 10 p.m. ET on the CBS Sports Network.
Main Card (CBS Sports Network, 10 p.m. ET)
Juliana Velasquez def. Ilima-Lei Macfarlane via unanimous decision (48-47, 49-46, 48-47)
Magomed Magomedov def. Matheus Mattos via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 30-27)
Davion Franklin vs. Anthony Garrett
Linton Vassell def. Ronny Markes via TKO (strikes) – R2, 3:37
Romero Cotton def. Justin Sumter via submission (rear-naked choke) – R1, 3:36
Prelims (Bellator YouTube Channel, 8 p.m. ET)
Shamil Nikaev def. Kemran Lachinov via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Grant Neal def. Maurice Jackson via submission (rear-naked choke) – R2, 3:59
Cody Law def. Kenny Champion via TKO (strikes) – R3, 4:44
Billy Goff def. Robson Gracie Jr. via TKO – R2, 1:46