On Saturday, September 29th in San Jose, California, Bellator MMA presents what has to be one of its biggest shows in company history. The main event is phenomenal, as middleweight champion Gegard Mousasi takes on welterweight champion Rory MacDonald, with Mousasi’s title at stake. If Rory wins, he’ll be the first simultaneous two-division champ in Bellator history.
The co-main event is a fourth fight between legends Rampage Jackson and Wanderlei Silva, with Wanderlei up 2-1 in the rivalry, having KO’d Rampage twice in PRIDE, before Rampage KO’d him at UFC 92. Ten years on, they meet again, and hopefully that fight isn’t difficult to watch.
Bellator 206 also marks the beginning of the eight-man welterweight Grand Prix, with former champs Douglas Lima and Andrey Koreshkov squaring off for a third time. The good news about this tournament is that all of the fights are five rounds, so if you’ve been crying out for more five-round non-title bouts in Bellator, here you go!
Rounding out the main card is young phenom Aaron Pico, taking on recent bantamweight title challenger Leandro Higo in a featherweight clash. Opening the main card is Keri Melendez, wife of Gilbert Melendez, facing off against Dakota Zimmerman.
This is the first Bellator card to be streamed exclusively on DAZN, and that applies to all countries where DAZN is available — United States, Canada, Italy, Japan, Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. There will be no Paramount Network simulcast, but US subscribers are getting a 30-day trial, so effectively you can stream it for free after signing up, whether on your phone, tablet, computer, or television.
Here’s what’s on tap for this Saturday:
Main Card (10 PM ET, DAZN)
Gegard Mousasi vs. Rory MacDonald
Quinton Jackson vs. Wanderlei Silva
Douglas Lima vs. Andrey Koreshkov
Aaron Pico vs. Leandro Higo
Keri Melendez vs. Dakota Zimmerman
Preliminary Card (7 PM ET, Online)
Adam Piccolotti vs. James Terry
Gaston Bolanos vs. Ysidro Gutierrez
Jeremiah Labiano vs. Justin Smitley
Danasabe Mohammed vs. Sal Becerra
Amber Leibrock vs. Arlene Blencowe
Josh San Diego vs. Joe Neal
Abraham Vaseau vs. DeMarco Villalona
Cass Bell vs. Ty Costa
Isaiah Gonzalez vs. Khai Wu
Jacob Ycaro vs. Ignacio Ortiz
Laird Anderson vs. Ahmed Abdelaziz
Chuck Campbell vs. Joseph Ramirez
Anthony Figueroa Jr. vs. Samuel Romero