Bellator 238 kicks off the year for the Viacom-owned promotion, and in a big way. The debut of Cris Cyborg, a featherweight grand prix quarterfinal, and some compelling and fun fights pepper the card, which gives the UFC (setting up shop in Raleigh, North Carolina a few hours prior to Bellator’s show in L.A.) a run for their money.
The early action at Bellator 238 isn’t too shabby either. Uber-prospect Aaron Pico looks to get his career back on track against the dangerous Daniel Carey. Carey might not be a household name, but he does hold wins over Gaston Bolanos and Cris Lencioni.
Jiu-jitsu ace AJ Agazarm is back as well, taking on Adel Altamimi, whose story of being rescued by marines from the hands of al-Qaeda terrorists in Iraq went viral last year. Altamimi trains out of Jay Glazer’s Unbreakable gym in Hollywood, and there’s a chance actor Chris Pratt could be on hand to support his pal.
Jay-Jay Wilson is an undefeated young prospect worth keeping an eye on, while Curtis Millender makes his return to the Bellator cage after a stint in the UFC.
The Bellator 238 live stream, with all the preliminary action, kicks off at 7:30PM ET! Watch it live above.
Bellator 238: Budd vs. Cyborg Preliminary Card Results
Featherweight: Aaron Pico def. Daniel Carey by knockout, Round 2, 0:15
Featherweight: AJ Agazarm def. Adel Altamimi by submission (triangle), Round 3, 1:22
Featherweight: Jay-Jay Wilson def. Mario Navarro by submission (arm-bar), Round 2, 2:48
Welterweight: Miguel Jacob def. David Pacheco by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-26, 30-27)
Lightweight: Anthony Taylor def. Chris Avila by majority decision (28-28, 29-28, 29-28)
180-Pound Contract Weight: Curtis Millender def. Moses Murrietta by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-26, 30-26)
160-Pound Contract Weight: Joshua Jones def. Brandon Bender by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 29-27)
Lightweight: Ricardo Seixas vs. Dominic Clark
Featherweight: Tony Bartovich vs. Jarett Conner