On Friday, April 22, Bellator MMA will host its 153rd event from the Mohegan Sun Arena inUncasville, Conn.
In the night’s main event, the promotion’s welterweight title will be up for grabs as Russian champion Andrey Koreshkov welcomes former WEC and UFC titleholder Benson Henderson to the circular cage. The 25-year-old Koreshkov has tasted defeat just once in 19 career bouts and currently rides a five-fight winning streak. Thirteen of his 18 career wins have come before the final bell. Henderson, meanwhile, has recently reinvented himself as a welterweight. Following back-to-back losses in the lightweight ranks, the Arizona-based fighter moved up in weight and has reeled off two straight wins. He’ll look to become the first fighter to hold both Bellator MMA and UFC gold.
Also on the night’s main card, Brazilian Patricio “Pitbull” Freire takes on Henry Corrales, veteran Evangelista “Cyborg” Santos clashes with Brennan Ward, and British knockout artist Michael “Venum” Page meets Jeremie Holloway.
The event kicks off Friday at 7 p.m. ET with a live preliminary card stream above, while the five-fight main card follows at 9 p.m ET on Spike.
Above is live video of the event’s weigh-ins (courtesy of Bellator MMA) which take place at 5 p.m. ET on Thursday, April 21, while the results appear below.
Bellator 153 Weigh-in Results
Andrey Koreshkov (170) vs. Benson Henderson (170) – for welterweight title
Patricio “Pitbull” Freire (146) vs. Henry Corrales (146)
Brennan Ward (171) vs. Evangelista “Cyborg” Santos (168.25)
Brent Primus (156) vs. Gleristone “Toninho Fúria” Santos (156.75)
Michael “Venum” Page (170) vs. Jeremie Holloway (171)
Chris Honeycutt (171) vs. Matt Secor (171)
Chris Foster (149.75) vs. Vovka Clay (150)
Joe Cronin (195) vs. Mike Zichelle (193)
Matt Bessette (145.75) vs. Keith Richardson (146)
Tim Caron (185) vs. Justin Sumter (186)
Jay Perrin (136) vs. Blair Tugman (136)
Djamil Chan (155.75) vs. Richard Patishnock (157.8)
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