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WATCH: Bellator 178 weigh-ins – Straus vs. ‘Pitbull’ 4 LIVE – 5 p.m. EST

Bellator MMA returns to Uncasville, Conn., with a featherweight world title clash pitting current division champion Daniel Straus (24-6) and former belt-holder Patricio “Pitbull”(25-4) in the fourth chapter of their historic rivalry at Bellator 178: Straus vs. ‘Pitbull’ 4 on Friday, April 21 at Mohegan Sun Arena.

The Spike-televised portion of the event also features a battle of undefeated flyweight prospects Ilima-Lei Macfarlane (5-0) and Jessica Middleton (2-0) will serve as the evening’s co-main event LIVE and FREE on Spike, as well as Saad Awad (19-9) taking on Ryan Quinn (13-6) and A.J. McKee (7-0) welcoming Dominic Mazzotta (12-1) to the promotional fray.

Tickets for this event are available at the Mohegan Sun Arena Box Office, as well as Ticketmaster and Bellator.com. Bellator 178: Straus vs. ‘Pitbull’ 4 airs on Friday, April 21 at 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT on Spike, with preliminary action beginning at 7 p.m. ET/6 p.m. CT on Bellator.com.

Complete Bellator 178: Straus vs. ‘Pitbull’ 4 Main Card:

Featherweight World Title Main Event: Daniel Straus (24-6) vs. Patricio Freire (25-4)

Flyweight Co-Main Event: Ilima-Lei Macfarlane (5-0) vs. Jessica Middleton (2-0)

Lightweight Feature Bout: Saad Awad (19-9) vs. Ryan Quinn (13-6)

Featherweight Feature Bout: A.J. McKee (7-0) vs. Dominic Mazzotta (12-1)

Bellator.com-Streamed Preliminary Card:

Welterweight Preliminary Bout: Nick Alley (1-0) vs. Kastroit Xhema (Debut)

Featherweight Preliminary Bout: Don Shainis (1-1) vs. Max Kelleher (1-3)

Bantamweight Preliminary Bout: Regivaldo Carvalho (3-2) vs. Jason Perrin (3-2)

Welterweight Preliminary Bout: Kemran Lachinov (2-2) vs. Sam Watford (2-1)

Flyweight Preliminary Bout: John Lopez (8-3) vs. Remo Cardarelli (6-5)

Featherweight Preliminary Bout: Chris Foster (10-5) vs. Shane Manley (3-2)

Featherweight Preliminary Bout: Thomas English (6-7) vs. Blair Tugman (9-6)

Catchweight Preliminary Bout: Jordan Young (6-0) vs. Tim Caron (6-0)

Welterweight Preliminary Bout: Ed Ruth (2-0) vs. David Mundell (6-2)

Heavyweight Preliminary Bout: Tyrell Fortune (2-0) vs. Branko Busick (Debut)

Flyweight Preliminary Bout: Billy Giovanella (9-5) vs. Joshua Ricci (3-0)

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Eric Kowal

Eric Kowal

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Founder of MyMMANews.com - After writing for Ultimate MMA magazine and serving as the editor for U.S. Combat Sports, both of which went on hiatus, I decided to venture out on my own and enlist a staff of writers and photographers that could help me achieve my goal of telling stories that would otherwise go untold. We pride ourselves in taking a deeper look into the fighter, and understanding what makes them click. - #1 Dad, Marine Corps Veteran, 80's and 90's Pro Wrestling Fan, MMA Commentator, Beer Lover, and avid movie watcher. Seriously..... I watch a lot of movies.

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