On Friday, Nov. 6, Bellator MMA will host its 145th event from the Scottrade Center in St. Louis.
In the night’s main event, the promotion’s featherweight belt will be on the line as champion Patricio “Pitbull” Freire faces former titleholder Daniel Straus for a third time. The pair first met in 2011 in the finals of the season four tournament with the Brazilian Freire earning a unanimous decision victory. They met again in January of this year at Bellator 132 with Freire submitting Straus via fourth-round rear-naked choke. Freire defended his belt in June with a second-round finish of Daniel Weichel, while Straus got back in the win column with a second-round submission of Henry Corrales at the same event.
There’s a second title on the line in the night’s co-main event as champion Will Brooks looks to defend against Poland’s Marcin Held. Brooks enters the contest riding a seven-fight winning streak, including a pair of wins over Michael Chandler. He was most recently in action against Dave Jansen in April, retaining his belt with a decision win. The 23-year-old Held rides a similar wave of momentum into the title affair, having won six straight bouts. His only two losses since 2010 have come against the aforementioned Chandler and Jansen.
The event kicks off Friday with a preliminary card stream live above at 6:45 p.m. ET. The five-fight main card follows at 9 p.m ET on Spike.
Bellator 145 Fight Card
Patricio “Pitbull” Freire vs. Daniel Straus – for featherweight title
Will Brooks vs. Marcin Held – for lightweight title
Justin Lawrence vs. Emmanuel Sanchez
Michael Chandler vs. David Rickels
Bobby Lashley vs. James Thompson
Alex Huddleston vs. Augusto Sakai
Adam Cella vs. Cheljean Erwin-Davis
Garrett Gross vs. Jeff Crotty
Steven Mann vs. Kyle Kurtz
Clay Mitchell vs. Kain Royer
Jordan Dowdy vs. Adam Meredith
Brandon Lowe vs. Rashard Lovelace
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