Bellator 258 Update: Lorenz Larkin Returns to Face Costello Van Steenis on May 7

By Tristen Critchfield Apr 20, 2021


Lorenz Larkin will compete for the first time in more than a year when he meets Costello van Steenis at Bellator 258.

Sherdog.com confirmed the booking with a promotino official following an initial report from ESPN. Bellator 258 takes place at Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Connecticut on May 7 and is headlined by a bantamweight title tilt between Juan Archuleta and Sergio Pettis. The main card will air on Showtime.

Larkin last appeared at Bellator 237 in December 2019, when he outpointed Keita Nakamura. The former UFC and Strikeforce competitor is currently on a four-bout winning streak that also includes wins over Andrey Koreshkov, Ion Pascu and Fernando Gonzalez.

A protege of Bellator middleweight champ Gegard Mousasi, Van Steenis scored the biggest win of his career to date in his last outing, when he took a split verdict over Fabian Edwards at Bellator Milan this past September. The 28-year-old Dutchman has been victorious in five of his six promotional appearances overall.

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