Bellator 251: Corey Anderson – Melvin Manhoef. Tournament announcement and fight card


The tournament will take place on the night of November 6 at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville.

On the night of November 5-6 at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut, the Bellator promotion will hold a tournament Bellator 251.

The main event of which will be the fight of the former UFC light heavyweight Corey Anderson (13–5) vs Melvin Manhoef (32–14–1, 2 NC). This fight will be Anderson’s debut under the auspices of Bellator.

In the co-main event, fans will see a heavyweight matchup between Tyrell Fortune and Said Sovma. In total, 10 fights are planned for the tournament, in which athletes from the USA, Brazil, Lithuania and Australia will perform.

Bellator 251 fight card:

Main card:

  • Corey Anderson – Melvin Manhoef
  • Tyrell Fortune – Said Sovma
  • Vinicius de Jesus – Austin Vanderford
  • Derek Anderson – Killis Mota

Preliminary card:

  • Georgy Karakhanyan – Bryce Logan
  • Julius Anglicas – Alex Polizzi
  • Janai Harding – Jessie Mil
  • Ali Zebian – Pianhi Zimmerman
  • Jaylon Bates – Joe Supino
  • Sumiko Inaba – Jessica Ruiz