On Friday, April 21, Bellator MMA will host its 178th event from the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn.
In the night’s main event, featherweights Daniel Straus and Patricio “Pitbull” Freire meet for a fourth time. The pair first met in 2011 in the finals of the season four featherweight tournament, with Brazil’s Freire earning a decision win. They met again in early 2015 at Bellator 132 with Freire dethroning Straus as the featherweight champion by fourth-round submission. Straus finally got his revenge at Belaltor 145, reclaiming his belt by unanimous decision. The champion has not competed since, while Freire has been in the cage twice, including a lightweight bout against former UFC champion Benson Henderson.
The co-main event features a pair of unbeaten flyweights as Ilima-Lei MacFarlane takes on Jessica Middleton.
The action kicks off Friday with a live preliminary card stream on Combat Press at 7 p.m. ET. The night’s main card airs on Spike TV beginning at 9 p.m. ET.
The fighters hit the scales at 5 p.m. ET on Thursday, March 30. A live video stream (courtesy of Bellator MMA) appears above, while the results appear below.
Bellator 178 Weigh-in Results
Daniel Straus (145) vs. Patricio “Pitbull” Freire (144) – for featherweight title
Ilima MacFarlane (126) vs. Jessica Middleton (126)
Dominic Mazzotta (146) vs. A.J. McKee (146)
Saad Awad (164.5) vs. Ryan Quinn (164.5)
Nick Alley (167) vs. Kastriot Xhema (165)
Mak Kelleher (149.75) vs. Don Shainis (149.5)
Regivaldo Carvalho (149.75) vs. Jay Perrin (140)
Kemran Lachinov (164.5) vs. Sam Watford (164)
Remo Cardarelli (124) vs. John Lopez (125.5)
Chris Foster (145) vs. Shane Manley (146)
Tom English (146) vs. Blair Tugman (146)
Tim Caron (195) vs. Jordan Young (195)
David Mundell (184.25) vs. Ed Ruth (185.5)
Branko Busick (220) vs. Tyrell Fortune (244.5)
Billy Giovanella (124.75) vs. Josh Ricci (126)
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