Gegard Mousasi and Douglas Lima successfully made weight Wednesday for their Bellator 250 main event for the vacant middleweight championship, which will take place Thursday night at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut. Mousasi is a former 185-pound champ, and Lima is the reigning titleholder at welterweight, looking to add a second belt. Both fighters stepped on the scale at 184.9 pounds.
Austin Vanderford will meet PFL veteran Chris Curtis on the Bellator 251 main card Nov. 4, officials told ESPN. The bout will be contested at middleweight. The undefeated Vanderford, the husband of MMA star Paige VanZant, is 3-0 in Bellator. Curtis snapped a three-fight losing streak in his last bout. Bellator 251 is headlined by Corey Anderson's debut against Melvin Manhoef.
PFL has announced its 2021 regular season will start on April 23 on ESPN2. Full 'season' schedule includes events on 4/29, 5/6, 6/10, 6/17 and 6/25. At the moment, no additional info on venue.