Bellator MMA

Bellator MMA is back. The promotion, led by Scott Coker, returns to action on Friday night with a loaded fight card from the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut with Bellator 255. The card is headlined by two-division champ and pound-for-pound great Patricio Pitbull putting his featherweight title on the line against Emmanuel Sanchez in a rematch three years in the making. 

Pitbull outpointed Sanchez in the first meeting to retain his featherweight crown. He has yet to relinquish it either with a pair of wins so far in the World Featherweight Grand Prix. A second win over Sanchez would set up a dream matchup for Bellator with top contender AJ McKee. But there's plenty more reason to be excited about Friday night's action. You can catch every fight on the card for free. That's right -- Showtime is offering the chance to catch the Bellator MMA debut on the channel for free on its YouTube channel as well as many other streaming apps.

Can't get enough boxing and MMA? Get the latest in the world of combat sports from two of the best in the business. Subscribe to Morning Kombat with Luke Thomas and Brian Campbell for the best analysis and in-depth news, including a complete recap of Bellator 255 as soon as the main event is over on YouTube.

CBS Sports will have the live player from Bellator's YouTube channel embedded below on this post as well as in our live blog on fight night. Let's get the rest of the details you need to keep up with the fights from Connecticut.

Bellator 255 viewing information

Date: April 2 | Start time: 9 p.m. ET (main card) | 6 p.m. ET (prelims)
Location: Mohegan Sun Arena -- Uncasville, Connecticut
TV Channel: Showtime | Stream: Below on this page as well as YouTube

Here's the fight card for Bellator 255 with the latest odds from William Hill Sportsbook.

Bellator 255 card, odds

  • Patricio Pitbull (c) -270 vs. Emmanuel Sanchez +220, featherweight title
  • Neiman Gracie -110 vs. Jason Jackson -110, welterweights
  • Tyrell Fortune -800 vs. Jack May +550, heavyweights
  • Usman Nurmagomedov -800 vs. Mike Hamel +550, lightweights
  • Alejandra Lara -180 vs. Kana Watanabe +155, women's flyweights