Bellator 241 adds Leslie Smith vs. Jessy Miele, Robson Gracie return, more to prelims

The Bellator 241 preliminary card has started to fill up.

Three fights have been added to the prelims, including a featherweight bout between Leslie Smith and Jessy Miele, a welterweight fight between Robson Gracie and Billy Goff, and a middleweight matchup between Romero Cotton and Justin Sumter.

A promotion official informed MMA Junkie of the bookings on Friday.

Bellator 241 takes place March 13 at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn. The main card is expected to stream on DAZN after prelims on MMA Junkie.

Smith (11-8-1 MMA, 1-1 BMMA) has split her two Bellator appearances since joining the promotion in 2019. She looks to rebound from an unanimous decision loss to Arlene Blencowe in November.

As for Miele (9-3 MMA, 1-0 BMMA), the Connecticut native gets another home game. In her Bellator debut in October, Miele upset Brazil’s Talita Nogueira by earning an unanimous decision nod.

Gracie (3-0 MMA, 3-0 BMMA) won three fights in 11 months to kick off his pro MMA career. All three victories have come by submission. His opponent Goff (2-2 MMA, 1-0 BMMA) will look to defend home turf and halt the Brazilian’s momentum.

A blue chip wrestling product from the University of Kansas, Cotton (4-0 MMA, 4-0 BMMA) takes a step up from competition when he faces a two-time Dana White’s Contender Series alumnus Sumter (7-3 MMA, 1-1 BMMA).

With the addition, the Bellator 241 lineup includes:

  • Champ Patricio Freire vs. Pedro Carvalho – Bellator grand prix quarterfinal bout; for featherweight title
  • Emmanuel Sanchez vs. Daniel Weichel – Bellator grand prix quarterfinal bout
  • Paul Daley vs. Sabah Homasi
  • Josh Barnett vs. Ronny Markes
  • Nick Newell vs. Zach Zane
  • Jessy Miele vs. Leslie Smith
  • Billy Goff vs. Robson Gracie
  • Romero Cotton vs. Justin Sumter

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