Everything you need to know about Bellator 245: Phil Davis vs. Lyoto Machida 2.
A couple weeks back at Bellator 244, in a shocking upset, Vadim Nemkov steamrolled Ryan Bader to claim the light heavyweight title.
Bellator 245 takes place this Friday, September 11 at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT. The event airs live on Paramount Network.
A pair of UFC veterans will square off in a rematch seven years in the making and a vacant bantamweight title bout headline a doubleheader of big cards Bellator MMA announced Friday for Sept. 11–12 in Uncasville, Connecticut.
Phil Davis (21–5, 1 NC) will meet former UFC light heavyweight champion Loyoto Machida (26–9) in the headlining bout on Friday night’s Bellator 245 for the second time after Davis took home a unanimous decision in 2013.
The next night, top contender Juan Archuleta (24–2) will meet red-hot Patrick “Patchy” Mix (13–0) for the vacant 135-pound title in the main event of Bellator 246.
The cards will emanate from an empty Mohegan Sun Arena, the site of a shared insulated “bubble” created by Bellator MMA and Showtime Championship Boxing.
Both shows will also feature a main card start of 10 p.m. ET simulcasted on Paramount Network and DAZN.
Nemkov’s first title defense could come from the winner of this Friday’s Bellator 245 main event from the “FightSphere” at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn., when Lyoto Machida and Phil Davis meet one more time.
Machida and Davis first met in August 2013 at a UFC Fight Night event with the latter winning by unanimous decision in the former’s home country of Brazil. More than seven years later, both fighters are looking for a win. Machida dropped a split decision to Gegard Mousasi at Bellator 228 in September 2019. Davis, a former Bellator light heavyweight titleholder, lost by third-round TKO to Karl Albrektsson at Bellator 231 in October.
A lot is on the line for Machida and Davis. The winner is back in the mix and possibly would earn a shot at Nemkov next. The loser likely sees his days as a championship contender coming to an end.
WHEN IS PHIL DAVIS VS. LYOTO MACHIDA 2 AT BELLATOR 245?
- Date: Friday, Sept. 11
- Prelims: 8:15 p.m. ET
- Main card: 10 p.m. ET
Bellator 245 takes place Friday night, Sept. 11. Prelims get underway at 8:15 p.m. ET, followed by the main card at 10 p.m. ET. Machida and Davis should start about 11:30 p.m. ET, but the time depends on the length of the earlier fights.
HOW TO WATCH BELLATOR 245: DAVIS VS. MACHIDA 2 TV, LIVE STREAM INFO
In the United States, the Bellator 245 prelims begin at 8:15 p.m. ET on Bellator MMA’s official YouTube channel and on DAZN. The main card will follow live on DAZN and the Paramount Network.
In Canada, the prelims and main card are available on DAZN.
In Germany and Spain, the main card (4 a.m. CEST Saturday) is available on DAZN.
WHERE IS BELLATOR 245?
Bellator 245: Davis vs. Machida 2 will take place at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn. Machida has never fought at the venue. Davs has competed twice at the arena, splitting his respective bouts there, including the defeat to Albrektsson in his last time out.
LYOTO MACHIDA RECORD, BIO
- Name: Lyoto Machida
- Nationality: Brazilian
- Born: May 30, 1978
- Height: 6-1
- Reach: 74 inches
- Total fights: 27
- Record: 21-5, one no contest
PHIL DAVIS RECORD, BIO
- Name: Phil Davis
- Nationality: American
- Born: Sept. 25, 1984
- Height: 6-2
- Reach: 79
- Total fights: 35
- Record: 26-9
BELLATOR 245: DAVIS VS. MACHIDA FIGHT CARD
- Phil Davis vs. Lyoto Machida; Light Heavyweight
- Cat Zingano vs. Gabby Holloway; Women’s Featherweight
- Ed Ruth vs. Taylor Johnson; Middleweight
- Raymond Daniels vs. Peter Stanonik; Welterweight
- Rafael Carvalho vs. Alex Polizzi; Light Heavyweight
- Tyrell Fortune vs. Jack May; Heavyweight
- Leslie Smith vs. Amanda Bell; Women’s Featherweight
- Keith Lee vs. Vinicius Zani; Catchweight (140 lb)