Bellator 255 Update: Matt Mitrione to Face Tyrell Fortune on April 2

By: Tristen Critchfield
Feb 27, 2021

Matt Mitrione will lock horns with Tyrell Fortune in a heavyweight clash at Bellator 255.

The California-based promotion recently announced the booking. Bellator 255 takes place at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut, on April 2 and is headlined by a featherweight grand prix semifinal pitting Patricio Freire against Emmanuel Sanchez. The evening’s main card will air on Showtime.

A competitor on Season 10 of “The Ultimate Fighter,” Mitrone is winless in his last four Bellator appearances. In his last outing, “Meathead” suffered a first-round technical knockout defeat to Timothy Johnson at Bellator 243 this past August. Mitrione began his promotional tenure on a four-bout winning streak that included victories against Fedor Emelianenko and Roy Nelson.

Fortune’s entire professional tenure has been spent under the Bellator banner. The Arizona Combat Sports product kicked off his career with eight consecutive triumphs before a knockout loss to Johnson and a no contest against Jack May marred his record. Fortune returned to the win column at Bellator 251, taking a unanimous verdict over Said Sowma.

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