Report: Seven Fights Added To Bellator 242, Rhalan Gracie In Action

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This May’s Bellator 242 card continues to grow with the addition of seven bouts, featuring Rhalan Gracie vs. Dominic Sumner, Alan Benson vs. Evan Gubera, Ivan Batinich vs. Joe Kropschot, Hyder Amil vs. Brandon Laroco, Gabriel Pacheco vs. Abraham Vesau, Ryan Attebery vs. Mike Howard and Daniel Oseguera vs. Sorcrates Hernandez.

MMA Junkie reported the bouts, which are all expected to be a part of the preliminary card.

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Gracie (0-0-0) is going to be making both his professional MMA debut and Bellator MMA debut in this encounter. Sumner (1-3-0) has won one of three in Bellator MMA, with that lone win coming over Justin Roswell at Bellator 165.

Benson (1-1-0) is undefeated thus far in Bellator MMA competition, having defeated Favian Gutierrez at Bellator 226. Gubera (0-2-0) is winless thus far as a professional MMA fighter, with one of those losses coming at Bellator 226.

Batinich (4-1-0) enters the contest riding a two fight winning streak, which includes a win over Daniel Compton at Bellator 226. Kropschot (4-1-0) is making his Bellator MMA debut in this bout and the fighter hasn’t picked up a victory in over a year.

Amil (4-0-0) has already picked up three wins in Bellator MMA, with those victories coming over Elias Anderson, Paradise Vaovasa and Ignacio Ortiz. Laroco (5-2-0) has won one of two in Bellator MMA competition, with that lone win coming over Gaston Bolanos at Bellator 183.

Pacheco (3-1-0) is making his Bellator MMA debut in this bout and does so while in the midst of a two fight winning streak. Vesau (5-3-0-1NC) has won two of three in Bellator MMA competition, but he hasn’t picked up a victory in almost a year. 

Attebery (0-2-0) is winless thus far as a professional MMA fighter and he hasn’t competed in just about a year. Howard (0-1-0) has gone winless thus far as both a professional MMA fighter and an amateur MMA fighter.

Oseguera (1-1-0) is winless in Bellator MMA competition, having dropped a bout to Mark Climaco by first round TKO at Bellator 199. Hernandez (0-0-0) is making his professional MMA debut in this fight, despite going winless as an amateur MMA fighter.

Bellator 242 takes place on Saturday, May 9 from the SAP Center in San Jose, California with Ryan Bader and Vadim Nemkov headlining. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, which airs live on the Paramount Network.

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