On Friday, Sept. 21, Bellator MMA will host its 205th event from the CenturyLink Arena in Boise, Idaho.
In the night’s main event, undefeated featherweight A.J. McKee takes on UFC veteran John Teixeira. McKee, 23, has spent his entire professional career under the Bellator banner. He was most recently in action against Justin Lawrence in April, earning a decision victory. Seven of his 11 career wins have come before the final bell. Brazil’s Teixeira, meanwhile, will be looking to snap a two-fight skid. After picking up wins in his first four Bellator appearances, including a win over the aforementioned Lawrence, Teixeira has dropped back-to-back bouts against former champion Pat Curran and Daniel Weichel.
The main card also features submission specialist Rafael Lovato Jr., who meets veteran John Salter, and the Bellator Kickboxing flyweight champion, Denise Kielholtz, who takes on Veta Arteaga.
The card kicks off with a live preliminary-card stream on the promotion’s website at 7 p.m. ET. The four-fight main card follows on the Paramount Network at 9 p.m. ET.
The fighters hit the scales on Thursday, Sept. 20.
John Salter (185) vs. Rafael Lovato Jr. (185)
Veta Arteaga (125.5) vs. Denise Kielholtz (124)
Patricky Freire (156) vs. Roger Huerta (156)
Stephen Stirewalt (135) vs. Joe Aguirre (134)
Leon Taylor (144) vs. Bryce Edminister (145)
Emilio Trevino (205) vs. Sua Tuani (205)
Kyle Frost (170) vs. David Rangel (171)
Josh Wick (155.5) vs. Johnny Nunez (155)
Adam Borics (146) vs. Josenaldo Silva (147.5)*
Steve Mowry (240) vs. Ben Moa (243)
Jarod Trice (189) vs. Sean Powers (186)
Andrew Cruz (145) vs. Nathan Stolen (144)
Vince Morales (135) vs. Justin Hugo (135.5)
* – missed weight and was fined a portion of his fight purse