Featherweight bout pits Ashleigh Grimshaw against John Teixeira at Bellator 226

A featherweight bout has been added to the Bellator 226 prelims.

Thirty-one-fight veteran Ashleigh Grimshaw will make his Bellator debut against the returning John Teixeira. A promotion official confirmed the booking with MMA Junkie on Tuesday, following a post by WhoaTV.

Bellator 226 will take place Sept. 7 at SAP Center in San Jose, Calif. The main card will stream on DAZN following prelims on MMA Junkie.

Grimshaw, 37, was scheduled to make his promotional debut in the Bellator 218 headliner in March. However, an injury forced him out of his bout with Emmanuel Sanchez, and he was replaced by Georgi Karakhanyan.

A seasoned veteran on the regional scene in the United Kingdom, Grimshaw (20-10-1 MMA, 0-0 BMMA) has competed most notably for Cage Warriors and BAMMA. “The White Wolf” hasn’t lost a bout since Cage Warriors 75, when he was defeated by up-and-comer Paddy Pimblett. He currently rides a four-fight winning streak entering Bellator 226.

Brazil’s Teixeira (22-4-2 MMA, 5-3 BMMA) will return to action for the first time since the aforementioned Bellator 218 card in March. That night, Teixeira rebounded with a unanimous-decision victory over Kevin Croom. The win came on the heels of three straight losses to Daniel Weichel, Pat Curran and A.J. McKee.

The latest Bellator 226 card includes:

MAIN CARD (DAZN, 10 p.m. E.T.)

  • Ryan Bader vs Cheick Kongo (heavyweight title)
  • Derek Campos vs. Daniel Straus (featherweight tournament opening round)
  • Adam Borics vs Pat Curran (featherweight tournament opening round)
  • Tywan Claxton vs. Emmanuel Sanchez (featherweight tournament opening round)
  • Pedro Carvalho vs. Sam Sicilia (featherweight tournament opening round)

PRELIMINARY CARD (MMA Junkie, 6:45 p.m. E.T.)

  • Jake Smith vs. Adam Piccolotti
  • Ivan Betinich vs. Daniel Compton
  • Evan Gubera vs Cornelius Savage
  • Ashleigh Grimshaw vs. John Teixeira

Source: USA Today – MMA Junkie

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