Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut hosts Bellator 252. The ten-fight card headlined by a featherweight title bout that is also one of two featherweight grand prix quarterfinals on the card.
The main event has Pedro Carvalho, who’s on a six-fight win streak, challenging two-division champion, Patricio “Pitbull” Freire for the Bellator featherweight title &U a sport in the featherweight grand prix semifinals. In the co-main event Someone’s O must go, as unbeaten fighters battle Ukraine’s Yaroslav Amosov faces USA’s Logan Storley. The opening fight of the main card is a rematch four-years in the making as Daniel “Drake” Weichel fights Emmanuel “El Matador” Sanchez for a trip to the grand prix semifinals.
- Featherweight Title Bout: Patricio Pitbull (31-4) def. Pedro Carvalho (11-4) by KO (left hook straight right) 2:10 R1
- Welterweight Bout: Yaroslav Amosov (25-0) def. Logan Storley (11-1) by (29-28, 28-29, 29-28) split decision
- Featherweight Bout: Emmanuel Sanchez (20-4) def. Daniel Weichel (40-12) by (48-46, 49-46, 49-45) unanimous decision
- Featherweight Bout: Aaron Pico (7-3) def. John de Jesus (13-9) by TKO (overhand right, ground & pound) 4:12 R2
- Women’s Strawweight Bout: Keri Taylor-Melendez (5-0) def. Emilee King (4-4) by submission (rear naked choke) R1
- Lightweight Bout: Manny Muro (12-6) def. Devin Powell (10-5) by (29-28, 30-27 x2) unanimous decision
- Bantamweight Bout: Jornel Lugo (5-0) def. Schyler Sootho (4-1) by (29-28, 30-27 x2) uanimous decision
- Featherweight Bout: Lucas Brennan (4-0) def. Andrew Salas (6-5) by (30-27, 30-26 x2) unanimous decision
- Welterweight Bout: Roman Faraldo (4-0) def. Pat Casey (6-4) by KO (flying knee) 2:30 R2
- Welterweight Bout: Trevor Gudde (2-1) def. Khonry Gracie (2-2) by TKO (punches) 3:28 R3
Emmanuel Sanchez will fight Patricio Freire for the featherweight championship in the grand prix semifinals