Bellator’s mild heavyweight grand prix semifinals card simply bought even higher.
On Thursday, the promotion introduced through press launch the addition of Benson Henderson vs. Brent Primus to Bellator 268 on Oct. 16, which options the sunshine heavyweight grand prix semifinals matchup. The co-main occasion might be Corey Anderson vs. Ryan Bader and the principle occasion semifinal matchup can also be a title struggle as Anthony Johnson takes on champion Vadim Nemkov.
The occasion takes place on the Footprint Center in Phoenix, AZ on Oct. 16. The principal card airs on Showtime at 10 p.m. ET following prelims on MMA Junkie beginning at 7 p.m. ET.
In his first struggle of the calendar yr, Henderson (28-10 MMA, 5-5 BMMA) might be seeking to snap a two-fight shedding skid, having misplaced to Jason Jackson and Michael Chandler in his two earlier outings. Prior to his latest challenges, Henderson was using excessive on a four-fight win streak.
The occasion might be a household outing for Henderson, as his spouse, Maria Henderson, will compete in an newbie strawweight bout on the prelims of the cardboard. She efficiently competed in her first newbie bout in February at LFA 100, successful through unanimous determination.
Former Bellator light-weight champion Primus (10-2 MMA, 8-2 BMMA) will step contained in the Bellator cage for the second time in 2021, seeking to rebound from a break up determination loss to Islam Mamedov at Bellator 263. The loss snapped a two-fight win streak with victories over Tim Wilde and Chris Bungard, each of which have been first-round submission wins.
With the addition of Henderson vs. Primus, the Bellator 263 lineup consists of:
MAIN CARD (Showtime, 10 p.m ET)
- Vadim Nemkov vs. Anthony Johnson – for mild heavyweight title, grand prix semifinal
- Ryan Bader vs. Corey Anderson – mild heavyweight grand prix semifinal
- Benson Henderson vs. Brent Primus
- Henry Corrales vs. Vladyslav Parubchenko
PRELIMINARY CARD (MMA Junkie, 7 p.m. ET)
- Julius Anglickas vs. Karl Albrektsson
- Erik Perez vs. Brett Johns
- Sullivan Cauley vs. Deon Clash
- Nick Browne vs. Bobby Lee
- Javier Torres vs. Gregory Milliard
- Sumiko Inaba vs. Randi Field
- Lance Gibson Jr. vs. Raymond Pina