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Saad Awad – Everything is coming together

A Bellator staple since 2013, Saad Awad will have the biggest fight of his career at Bellator 208, when he tangles with former UFC champion “Smooth” Benson Henderson.

“Assassin” Awad talked to Mika Frankl about his current four-fight win streak, how training at The Treigning Lab has taken his game to the next level and how he’s looking at weight cutting in a whole different way. Plus what it will take to scored the victory on Saturday night.

Bellator 208 fight card:

Bellator 208: Fedor vs. Sonnen Main Card:
Heavyweight World Grand Prix Main Event: Fedor Emelianenko (37-5, 1 NC) vs. Chael Sonnen (30-15-1)
Lightweight Co-Main Event: Benson Henderson (25-8) vs. Saad Awad (23-9)
Heavyweight Main Card Bout: Cheick Kongo (28-10-2) vs. Timothy Johnson (12-4)
Middleweight Main Card Bout: Alexander Shlemenko (56-11, 1 NC) vs. Anatoly Tokov (26-2)
Featherweight Main Card Bout: Henry Corrales (15-3) vs. Andy Main (12-3-1, 1 NC)

Preliminary Card:
175-Pound Catchweight Preliminary Bout: Robson Gracie (Pro Debut) vs. Jamal Pottinger (Pro Debut)
Women’s Strawweight Preliminary Bout: Jennifer Chieng (Pro Debut) vs. Jessica Ruiz (Pro Debut)
Welterweight Preliminary Bout: Shaquan Moore (Pro Debut) vs. David Meshkhoradze (Pro Debut)
Flyweight Preliminary Bout: Sukhrob Aydarbekov (5-3) vs. Tommy Espinosa (5-1)
Lightweight Preliminary Bout: Jerome Mickle (3-6) vs. Nick Fiore (2-3)
Featherweight Preliminary Bout: Frank Buenafuente (9-4) vs. James Gonzalez (4-3)
Middleweight Preliminary Bout: Eric Olsen (0-1) vs. Jeremy Puglia (0-1)
Lightweight Preliminary Bout: Ryan Castro (0-1) vs. Dennis Buzukja (Pro Debut)
Welterweight Preliminary Bout: Mike Diorio (1-2) vs. Drews Rodriguez (Pro Debut)
Flyweight Preliminary Bout: Christian Medina (0-1) vs. Zarrukh Adashev (0-1)