Brennan Ward, Justine Kish, plus more join Bellator 274 card on Feb 19 in Uncasville

Bellator 274 is broadcast live from the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT on Saturday. Feb 19. The main match includes No. 4 welterweight competitor Neiman Gracie (11-2) against Logan Sturley, seeded No. 5 (12-1). A number of bottom card bouts have recently been added to the card, including the return of Brennan Ward and a promotional appearance for Justin Kish.

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In the combined bout, the former welterweight champion and 8th seed Andrei Koreshkov (24-4) returned to play against the undefeated Muhammed Berkhamov (14-0). The main card also features 44-fight veteran Georgi Karakhanyan (31-12-1) and defeats Adam Picolotti of Northern California (12-4) in a fight between two promotions. Finally, a main card open for a pair of returning heavyweights who find themselves tied for eighth in the official rankings as Said Soma (8-2) battles against unbeaten producer Jackson Wink (4-0).

Bellator tickets 274

Bellator 274 tickets to see all the action at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT on Saturday, February 19 are on sale. Tickets can be purchased via TicketNetwork.

Other MMA fans can watch Bellator 274: Gracie vs. Storley is live on Showtime, starting at 9PM ET / 6PM. The bottom card goes live at 6PM ET / 3PM PT on YouTube and Pluto TV.

In addition to the main card, five newly announced primary battles have been added to the bottom card. Brennan Ward (14-6) makes his long-awaited return to the cage after nearly five years of layoffs in a 175-pound bout against feisty Kentucky Brandon Bell (10-10).

Also in the long night of UFC and Russian original Justin Kish (7-4) makes her Bellator MMA debut against 8th seed DeAnna Bennett (11-7-1) in a flyweight match featuring fighters with the Los Angeles ties. Also, heavyweight prospect Christian Edwards (5-1) makes his debut in 2022 against promotional newcomer Kevin Haley (5-5).

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In addition, the Israeli lightweight, Aviv Guzali (6-0), faces Utah’s Bobby King (10-4), while Isaiah Hockett (0-1) moves to featherweight to face Theodore Mauka (1-2), who will celebrate His twenty-second birthday nine days before the event. Finally, in the opening night of MMA action, Wisconsin’s Jordan Newman (3-0) faces Floridian Cody Herbert (2-0) at the middleweight.

Five spells have been added to the Bellator 274 battle card

After a long hiatus in mixed martial arts, “Irish” Brennan Ward will make a dramatic return to fighting in his home state of Connecticut. By far one of the funniest fighters in Bellator history, the former Third Class All-American wrestler finished his opponent in 12 of 14 victories, including nine in the first round. Although he has taken some time off, the former Bellator Season Nine Middleweight Tournament winner is eager to remind people of what made him a title contender before his time off.

Born in Orem, Utah, DeAnna Bennett will make her debut in 2022 and her third appearance under the Bellator banner. The 37-year-old Brazilian purple belt jiu-jitsu interfered in the February 19 battle after a big win over former number one contender Alejandra Lara at Bellator 266 in San Jose, California. The late father, who worked as a police officer in San Jose and worked at events at the SAP Center where the Bennett match was held. Now, the former Invicta FC veteran will be looking to cement her latest victory and climb the ranks in Bellator’s stacked 125-pound division.

After five years spent in competitive promotion, seven-time UFC veteran Justin Kish joined Bellator by signing a multi-fight deal in January 2021. After appearing on The Ultimate Fighter 20, the 33-year-old was awarded a UFC contract. While fighting outside Los Angeles, Kish went 2-1 in strawweight fights, including a notable win over Nina Nunes before returning to the flyweight class in 2018.

The unbeaten Israeli striker Aviv Guzali (6-0) will return to the Bellator cage in search of his seventh win in a row. Since his professional debut at Bellator 209 in 2018, “The King” has amassed six first-round entries (all under the Bellator banner), including two in the opening minute of excitement and an 11-second Heel Hook victory. Hailing from Bat Yam, Israel, the lightweight 21-year-old is on the cusp of stardom as he continues to climb to the top of the Bellator ratings.

Fighting outside of Leighton, Utah, Bobby King battles the biggest fight of his career as he prepares for his first top-10 opponent. With victories in four of his past five and eight of his last 10 competitions, the 38-year-old BANG Muay Thai Producer and Presentation Specialist from Hawaii is on the cusp of joining the elite lightweight division. A truly thrill-seeker, King also spends time outside the cage as the Fire-Knife Dancer, a traditional Samoan cultural dance that is usually performed in ceremonial processions.

Isaiah Hokit, a former Fresno State high-profile wrestler, signed with Bellator in November 2020 and comes from a talented athletic family. His brother Josh Hockett is a coaching staff player for the San Francisco 49ers and was called up to the professional team during the 2020-21 NFL season. After a heavy loss on his debut at Bellator, “Central Valley Gangster” will be hoping to equal his professional record on February 19.

Theodore Mauca is also hoping to raise his record to 0.500 in the Bellator 274, and has survived a number of challenges, including turning the car stick into his stomach during a car crash at a young age. Growing up and being targeted as an Albanian-American in a foreign country, “The Headtaker” turned pro in July 2019 and stopped his counterpart Ricardo Hesinaj with punches at 0:36 of the opening round.

Returning to the Bellator cage for the fourth time in as many matches, Jordan Newman kicked off his career with two stops out of three wins. After a hard-earned victory in his final match against Branko Busek at Bellator 255 in April 2021, the 25-year-old became the first Bellator fighter to win in the Showtime Era.

Currently fighting from Crestview, Florida, Cody Herbert (2-0) will make his Bellator debut after two Naked MMA fights in Florida in late 2021.

Bellator Fight Card 274

The current Bellator 274 combat card looks like this:

main card

  • Neiman Gracie vs. Logan Storley
  • Andrei Koreshkov vs. Muhammed Berkamov
  • Georgi Karakhanyan vs Adam Picolotti
  • Davion Franklin vs. Said Soma

Initial card

  • Mandel Nalo vs Nick Brown
  • Christian Edwards vs. Kevin Haley
  • Jaylon Bates vs. Chris Desonnell
  • Aviv Guzali vs. Bobby King
  • Diana Bennett vs Justin Kish
  • Brennan Ward vs. Brandon Bell
  • Jordan Newman vs. Cody Herbert
  • Justin Montalvo vs. Cory Samuels
  • Isaiah Hockett vs Theodore Mauka
  • Orlando Mendoza vs. Jonathan DeLorenzo

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