Fighter who suffered horrific leg injury returns at Bellator 249

Albert Gonzales suffered the same injury as Anderson Silva. After a long injury layoff, he’s getting his second chance in Bellator. Thirteen months after his checked kick led to a broken leg, Gonzales will return to the cage for a fight against Kastriot Xhema at Bellator 249, promotion officials confirmed to MMA Fighting. Bellator 249 takes place Oct. 15 at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn., and airs live on CBS Sports Network. The fight card is headlined by featherweight champ Cris Cyborg, who will defend her belt against Arlene Blencowe. Bellator President Scott Coker stepped up to help Gonzalez after the fighter’s horrific injury, which occurred on the “post-lims” of Bellator 226 on Sept. 7, 2019 at SAP Center in San Jose, Calif. The promoter provided financial assistance and a fight contract so that Gonzalez could continue his career after the setback. Tyson Miller vs Albert Gonzales Bellator 226 Post-lims ends in nasty leg break pic.twitter.com/7WhxecwTF9— Main Team (@MainTeamSports) September 8, 2019 Gonzales was 1-1 record when he arrived in Bellator after a short stint with Combate Americas import. He was 6-2 on the amateur circuit. Bellator veteran Xhema is 3-4 with the ViacomCBS-owned promotion.

Fighter who suffered horrific leg injury returns at Bellator 249

Albert Gonzales suffered the same injury as Anderson Silva. After a long injury layoff, he’s getting his second chance in Bellator.

Thirteen months after his checked kick led to a broken leg, Gonzales will return to the cage for a fight against Kastriot Xhema at Bellator 249, promotion officials confirmed to MMA Fighting.

Bellator 249 takes place Oct. 15 at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn., and airs live on CBS Sports Network. The fight card is headlined by featherweight champ Cris Cyborg, who will defend her belt against Arlene Blencowe.

Bellator President Scott Coker stepped up to help Gonzalez after the fighter’s horrific injury, which occurred on the “post-lims” of Bellator 226 on Sept. 7, 2019 at SAP Center in San Jose, Calif. The promoter provided financial assistance and a fight contract so that Gonzalez could continue his career after the setback.

Gonzales was 1-1 record when he arrived in Bellator after a short stint with Combate Americas import. He was 6-2 on the amateur circuit. Bellator veteran Xhema is 3-4 with the ViacomCBS-owned promotion.

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Darren Elkins vs. Eduardo Garagorri added to Nov. 7 UFC event
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

A featherweight bout is heading to Las Vegas in November with Darren Elkins facing off against Eduardo Garagorri.

Multiple people with knowledge of the promotion’s plans confirmed to MMA Fighting that the matchup will take place Nov. 7 at the UFC APEX in Las Vegas following an initial report from Combate.

Elkins is looking to get back on track after dropping his last four fights. After submitting Michael Johnson at UFC Fight Night 124 in January 2018, “The Damage” has suffered defeats to Alexander Volkanovski, Ricardo Lamos, Ryan Hall and, most recently, Nate Landwehr. The 36-year-old is set to make his 23rd octagon appearance.

Garagorri will make his third promotional appearance as he enters unfamiliar territory coming off of a loss for the first time in his career. The 31-year-old was submitted in the first round by Ricardo Ramos at November’s UFC Sao Paulo event. In his first UFC bout, Garagorri earned a unanimous decision win over Humberto Bandenay in August 2019.

The UFC’s Nov. 7 event is scheduled to be headlined by a pivotal light heavyweight showdown between former title challengers Thiago Santos and Glover Teixeira.

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