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Bellator 254 Features a Handful of New England MMA Veterans

Travis Lizotte "Full Contact Writer"

Stop me if you have heard this one before but we are checking back in with Bellator MMA again this week as they continue to do business from the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut. As expected Bellator 254 will feature a steady dose of local talent as they continue to pick from the cream of the crop of New England fighters during their extended stay here in the region. Speaking of extended stays in New England; Providence, Rhode Island's Nate "The Snake" Andrews (16-3) will make his Bellator MMA debut Thursday night (December 10th). Once one of the most dominant Lightweights without ties to a major promotion, Andrews signed with PFL in 2019 where he dropped two of three decisions, with both losses coming to Long Island, New York's Chris Wade (17-6). After his initial Bellator MMA debut, scheduled for March against Kilys Mota, was cancelled due to Covid-19, Andrews was held in limbo until he signed a multi-fight deal with Bellator MMA in November, amidst the promotions upturn following lockdown. The Snake will get to enjoy some "home turf" advantage as the former CES Lightweight Champion makes his first walk to the Bellator cage, as part of the Main Card at Bellator 254, against a moderately favored Submission Artist, in Curitiba Brazil's Goiti Yamauchi (25-4) in a Lightweight feature.