Bellator 261 Update: Daniel Weichel to Meet Keoni Diggs on June 25

By Tristen Critchfield May 19, 2021


Former featherweight title challenger Daniel Weichel will square off against Keoni Diggs at Bellator 261.

Promotion officials confirmed the pairing on Wednesday following an initial report from Fansided. Bellator 261 takes place on June 25 at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn., and is headlined by an interim heavyweight title clash between Timothy Johnson and Valentin Moldavsky. A limited number of fans will be allowed to attend the event.

Weichel has lost three of his last four Bellator outings. In his last appearance, the German featherweight dropped a five-round verdict against Emmanuel Sanchez in the quarterfinals of the 145-pound grand prix at Bellator 252. “Drake” bested Saul Rogers in the opening round of the bracket.

Diggs has kicked off his professional career with nine straight triumphs, including back-to-back submissions of Derek Campos and Scotty Hao under the Bellator banner. The 34-year-old MMA Lab representative has finished seven of his victories inside the distance.

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