Brett Johns Set to Face Matheus Mattos in His Bellator Debut on May 21st

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Brett Johns is set to face Matheus Mattos in his promotional debut at Bellator 259 on May 21st, as was first reported by MMA DNA.

Brett Johns vs Matheus Mattos Set for Bellator 259

Brett Johns (17-2-0, 0-0-0 Bellator) signed a multi-fight deal with Bellator after his contract with the UFC expired and he decided to test free agency. The Welshman went 4-2 during his tenure in the UFC, with his only two losses coming to bantamweight champion Aljamain Sterling and top-10 bantamweight Pedro Munhoz, both by decision.

His most recent fight coming against Montel Jackson on Fight Island back in July where he was victorious via unanimous decision. He also has a famous calf slicer submission victory over Joe Soto back in 2017 on The Ultimate Fighter 26 Finale

Matheus Mattos (12-2-1, 0-1 Bellator) made his Bellator debut back in December where he lost via unanimous decision to Magomed Magomedov. His only other loss came to former UFC bantamweight champion Petr Yan back in 2017 when the Russian defeated him in the 3rd round via KO. The Brazilian has fought in multiple organizations, obtaining wins in ACB, JF, CKC, and RFC.

Brett Johns vs Matheus Mattos will see both bantamweights looking to obtain their first victories in the promotion as Johns is given one of the toughest Bellator debuts possible. The bantamweight division’s title will be on the line at Bellator 258 when Juan Archuleta faces Sergio Pettis in the main event.

Brett Johns vs Matheus Mattos is the only scheduled bout for Bellator 259 as of yet. The event is being targeted to take place at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut.

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