Brett Johns set for Bellator debut, faces Matheus Mattos on May 21

Brett Johns has his very first Bellator project.

At Bellator 259 on May 21, Johns (17-2 Mixed Martial Arts, 0-0 BMMA) will make his marketing launching versus previous Outright Champion Berkut standout Matheus Mattos (12-2-1 Mixed Martial Arts, 0-1 BMMA) in a bantamweight bout.

An individual with understanding of the match notified Mixed Martial Arts Addict of the scheduling Wednesday however asked to stay confidential as the promo has yet to make a main statement. Mixed Martial Arts DNA was the very first to report the news.

Bellator 259 happens Friday, Might 21 at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn. The primary card airs on Showtime after prelims on Mixed Martial Arts Addict.

Johns, 29, signed with Bellator in October. The Welsh bantamweight fighter had actually checked totally free company following the expiration of his UFC handle July. Johns left the UFC riding back-to-back wins over Tony Seriously and Montel Jackson. His only UFC losses in 7 looks came versus Aljamain Sterling and Pedro Munhoz.

When It Comes To Mattos, the Group Pitbull standout made his Bellator launching in December. He lost a unanimous choice to Magomed Magomedov, which was just his 2nd profession defeat. The other profession loss concerned previous UFC bantamweight champ Petr Yan in 2017.

The Johns vs. Mattos match is the initially reported contest for Bellator 259.

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.