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Bellator 259: Make your predictions for Cris Cyborg vs. Leslie Smith

Bellator 259: Make your predictions for Cris Cyborg vs. Leslie Smith




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We want your predictions for Friday’s Bellator 259 event in Connecticut.

Our staff picks feature includes the consensus picks from MMA Junkie readers. Simply cast your vote for each bout below, and we’ll use the official tallies that are registered by Wednesday at noon ET (9 a.m. PT).

Those MMA Junkie reader consensus picks will be part of the Bellator 259 main card staff predictions we release Thursday ahead of the event. Bellator 259 takes place Friday at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn. The main card airs on Showtime following prelims on MMA Junkie.

Make your picks for the fights below.

Records: Brett Johns (17-2 MMA, 0-0 BMMA), Danny Sabatello (10-1 MMA, 0-0 BMMA)
Past five: Johns 3-2, Sabatello 4-1
Division: Bantamweight
Rankings: None
Odds (as of 05.16.21): N/A

Records: Alfie Davis (14-3 MMA, 5-0 BMMA), Alexander Shabliy (19-3 MMA, 0-0 BMMA)
Past five: Davis 4-1, Shabliy 4-1
Division: Lightweight
Rankings: None
Odds (as of 05.16.21): N/A

Records: Janay Harding (6-4 MMA, 3-2 BMMA), Leah McCourt (4-1 MMA, 3-0 BMMA)
Past five: Harding 3-2, McCourt
Division: Women’s featherweight
Rankings: Harding No. 9
Odds (as of 05.16.21): N/A

Records: Davion Franklin (2-0 MMA, 2-0 BMMA), Tyler King (12-9 MMA, 1-0 BMMA)
Past five: Franklin 2-0, King 0-5
Division: Heavyweight
Rankings: None
Odds (as of 05.16.21): N/A

Records: Hannah Guy (2-1 MMA, 0-0 BMMA), Valerie Loureda (3-0 MMA, 3-0 BMMA)
Past five: Guy 2-1, Loureda 3-0
Division: Women’s flyweight
Rankings: None
Odds (as of 05.16.21): N/A

Records: Sean Felton (5-2-1 MMA, 0-0 BMMA), Aviv Gozali (5-0 MMA, 5-0 BMMA)
Past five: Felton 2-2-1, Gozali 5-0
Division: Lightweight
Rankings: None
Odds (as of 05.16.21): N/A

Records: Sumiko Inaba (1-0 MMA, 1-0 BMMA), Kristina Katsikis (1-1 MMA, 0-0 BMMA)
Past five: Inaba 1-0, Katsikis 1-1
Division: Women’s flyweight
Rankings: None
Odds (as of 05.16.21): N/A

Records: Tyree Fortune (5-0 MMA, 2-0 BMMA), Grant Neal (5-0 MMA, 4-0 BMMA)
Past five: Fortune 5-0, Neal 5-0
Division: Light heavyweight
Rankings: None
Odds (as of 05.16.21): N/A

Records: Nate Andrews (16-3 MMA, 0-0 BMMA), Saad Awad (23-13 MMA, 11-10 BMMA)
Past five: Andrews 3-2, Awad 1-4
Division: Lightweight
Rankings: None
Odds (as of 05.16.21): N/A

Records: Christian Edwards (4-0 MMA, 4-0 BMMA), Ben Parrish (4-1 MMA, 0-0 BMMA)
Past five: Edwards 4-0, Parrish 4-1
Division: Light heavyweight
Rankings: None
Odds (as of 05.16.21): N/A

Records: Maycon Mendonca (11-4 MMA, 0-0 BMMA), Jaleel Willis (14-2 MMA, 2-0 BMMA)
Past five: Mendonca 5-0, Willis 5-0
Division: Welterweight
Rankings: None
Odds (as of 05.16.21): N/A

Records: Fabian Edwards (9-1 MMA, 5-1 BMMA), Austin Vanderford (10-0 MMA, 4-0 BMMA)
Past five: Edwards 4-1, Vanderford 5-0
Division: Middleweight
Rankings: None
Odds (as of 05.16.21): N/A

Records: Darrion Caldwell (14-4 MMA, 11-3 BMMA), Leandro Higo (20-5 MMA, 3-3 BMMA)
Past five: Caldwell 2-3, Higo 3-2
Division: Bantamweight
Rankings: None
Odds (as of 05.16.21): N/A

Records: Cris Cyborg (23-2 MMA, 2-0 BMMA), Leslie Smith (12-8-1 MMA, 2-2 BMMA)
Past five: Cyborg 4-1, Smith 4-1
Division: Women’s featherweight
Rankings: Cyborg No. 2, No. 3 pound-for-pound; Smith No. 12
Odds (as of 05.16.21): N/A

MAIN CARD (Showtime, 9 p.m. ET)

  • Champ Cris Cyborg vs. Leslie Smith – for women’s featherweight title
  • Darrion Caldwell vs. Leandro Higo
  • Fabian Edwards vs. Austin Vanderford
  • Maycon Mendonca vs. Jaleel Willis
  • Christian Edwards vs. Ben Parrish

PRELIMINARY CARD (MMA Junkie, 5:30 p.m. ET)

  • Nate Andrews vs. Saad Awad
  • Tyree Fortune vs. Grant Neal
  • Sumiko Inaba vs. Kristina Katsikis
  • Sean Felton vs. Aviv Gozali
  • Hannah Guy vs. Valerie Loureda
  • Davion Franklin vs. Tyler King
  • Janay Harding vs. Leah McCourt
  • Alfie Davis vs. Alexander Shabliy
  • Brett Johns vs. Danny Sabatello

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