On Friday, Oct. 3, Bellator MMA will host its 127th event from the Pechanga Resort and Casino in Temecula, Calif.
In the night’s main event, former featherweight champion Daniel Straus returns to action to face off with Strikeforce veteran Justin Wilcox. Straus has been out of action since March when he lost his belt to Pat Curran via fifth-round submission. The loss snapped a six-fight winning streak for the 30-year-old fighter. Wilcox, meanwhile, has won three of his last four fights. The former bodybuilder most recently defeated Jason Fischer by decision in March. The American Kickboxing Academy fighter has reinvented himself in the 145-pound division after a tough stretch at lightweight.
The main card also features UFC alums Karo Parisyan, Kendall Grove and Rob Emerson. Parisyan will take on Fernando Gonzalez at welterweight, the TUF winner Grove will face off with former Bellator light heavyweight champion Christian M’Pumbu at middleweight, and Rob Emerson looks to continue his recent success at bantamweight against Rafael Silva.
The 11-fight event kicks off with a live stream of the preliminary card beginning at 7 p.m. ET. The four-fight main card airs live on Spike TV at 9 p.m. ET. You can watch the entire preliminary card above (courtesy of Bellator MMA)
Daniel Straus vs. Justin Wilcox
Fernando Gonzalez vs. Karo Parisyan
Rob Emerson vs. Rafael Silva
Kendall Grove vs. Christian M’Pumbu
Shawn Bunch vs. David Duran
Nick Moghaddam vs. Ray Sloan
Saad Awad vs. Sergio Rios
Malik Merad vs. Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou
Keith Berry vs. Joe Pacheco
Johnny Cisneros vs. Ricky Rainey
Justin Baesman vs. John Mercurio
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