Bellator returns state-side with Bellator 178 this Friday night.
In the main event on Spike, Daniel Straus defends his featherweight title against Patricio “Pitbull” Freire. The card airs from the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut.
Along with Straus and Freire meeting for a fourth time – Freire holds a 2-1 advantage in the series – Ilima MacFarlane fights Jessica Middleton, Ryan Quinn meets Saad Awad and A.J. McKee takes on Dominic Mazzotta.
MAIN CARD (Spike TV/9 p.m. ET)
Bellator Featherweight Championship
Daniel Straus (c) vs. Patricio “Pitbull” Freire
Female Flyweight: Illima Macfarlane vs. Jessica Middleton
Lightweight: Saad Awad vs. Ryan Quinn
Featherweight: A.J. McKee vs. Dominic Mazzotta
PRELIMINARY CARD (Spike.com)
Welterweight: Vinicius De Jesus vs. TBA
Middleweight: Ed Ruth vs. Aaron Goodwine
Heavyweight: Tyrell Fortune vs. Branko Busick
Featherweight: Blair Tugman vs. Tom English
Flyweight: Billy Giovanella vs. Josh Ricci
Bantamweight: Regivaldo Carvalho vs. Jay Perrin
Flyweight: John Lopez vs. Remo Cardarelli
Featherweight: Mike Mangan vs. Don Shainis
Middleweight: Tim Caron vs. Jordan Young