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Vinicius DeJesus returns to the cage at Bellator 185

Connecticut’s ‘Brazilian Bad Boy’ returns at Bellator 185 in October

The countdown is on! Connecticut’s Vinicius DeJesus is returning to the Bellator cage. He is set to face Joaquin Buckley at Bellator 185 at the Mohegan Sun Arena on Oct 20 in a three-round welterweight bout.

DeJesus (5-1 MMA, 1-0 BMMA) made his debut in November at Bellator 163 where he submitted James Boran with a rear naked choke in the second round.

During his time away from the cage, DeJesus made his professional boxing debut in June in a short notice bout. Although he did not pick up the win, he looked very impressive on one weeks notice. You can check out the fight here.

Buckley (7-1 MMA, 2-1 BMMA) made his promotional debut at Bellator 157 in June of last year. Most recently, he is coming off an unanimous decision win over Justin Patterson at Bellator 175.

Bellator 185 Fight Card

Middleweight – Gegard Mousasi vs. Alexander Shlemenko
Light Heavyweight – Muhammed Lawal vs. Liam McGeary
Welterweight – Brennan Ward vs. David Rickels
Women’s Flyweight – Heather Hardy vs. Kristina Williams
Lightweight – Ryan Quinn vs. Marcus Surin
Middleweight – Steve Skrzat vs. Costello Van Steenis

*Bout order is not official. Stay tuned for additional fight announcements on



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