Bellator 254 Predictions: Macfarlane, Neal Stay Undefeated

Bellator 254 kicks off shortly! Fans are in for an exciting night of fights tonight at the Mohegan Sun Arena. You can catch the prelims over at the CBS Sports website starting at 8:00 p.m. ET. The main card will start at 10:00 p.m. ET and will be available to watch on the CBS Sports Network.


This card features many exciting prospects, with nine of the fighters coming into the card with undefeated records. All five of the prelim fights will see an undefeated fighter attempting to keep that zero in the loss column. Grant Neal is looking to keep his impressive start going with his eyes set on a light heavyweight title fight in the near future. Magomed Magomedov and Matheus Mattos only have one loss each, and both fighters will be giving it their all to ensure that the one doesn’t turn into a two. Ilima-Lei Macfarlane and Juliana Velasquez clash for the Flyweight World Title, with neither fighter having suffered a defeat before.

Bellator 254 Predictions

Bellator Women’s Flyweight World Title
Ilima-Lei Macfarlane vs Juliana Velasquez
Ilima-Lei Macfarlane
Magomed Magomedov vs Matheus Mattos
Magomed Magomedov
Linton Vassell vs Ronny Markes
Linton Vassell
Davion Franklin vs Anthony Garrett
Davion Franklin
Shamil Nikaev vs Kemran Lachinov
Shamil Nikaev
Light Heavyweight
Grant Neal vs Maurice Jackson
Grant Neal
Romero Cotton vs Justin Sumter
Romero Cotton
Cody Law vs Kenny Champion
Kenny Champion
Robson Gracie Jr. vs Billy Goff
Robson Gracie Jr.
2020 Bellator Record: 0-0

Update: The Davion Franklin vs Anthony Garrett fight has been scrapped after Garrett was not cleared to compete. Romero Cotton vs Justin Sumter has been bumped up to the main card.


Bonus Predictions

As always, these bonus predictions are purely for fun. Now let’s get crazy!

  • Ilima-Lei Macfarlane wins by RNC in the third round.
  • Magomed Magomedov wins by unanimous decision.
  • Grant Neal gets the KO in round one.
  • Kenny Champion gets the KO in round three.
  • Robson Gracie Jr. wins by guillotine in round one.

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Drop your Bellator 254 predictions in the comments below and track your record along with me!

Author: Jeff Swartz MMA

Founder of The Swartz Reports. I report on as much combat sports as I can, with a focus on MMA.

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