As first reported by MMA Junkie, Bellator is making its way out of the Mohegan Sun Arena for the first time since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Bellator 263 takes place at The Forum in Inglewood, California on July 31, according to the Bellator 263 virtual press conference on Wednesday.
The event features the culmination of the Bellator MMA Featherweight World Grand Prix. The Grand Prix Championship bout is between Bellator MMA Featherweight and Lightweight Champion Patricio Pitbull and the undefeated, Bellator-grown AJ McKee.
Pitbull is one of the most dominant fighters in Bellator MMA history and he is the current champion at 145 and 155 lbs. While he’s fighting to capture the Featherweight Grand Prix trophy, this bout at Bellator 263 also counts as a featherweight championship bout.
Here’s a look at the current Bellator 263 card:
Patricio Pitbull vs. AJ McKee – featherweight title fight
Magomed Magomedov vs. Raufeon Stots
Emmanuel Sanchez vs. Mads Burnell
Usman Nurmagomedov vs. Manny Muro