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Bellator 178: Patricio ‘Pitbull’s’ Title-Winning Performance Draws Strong Ratings

Bellator 178 came back strong in the ratings department, as the recent event drew over a million viewers during the peak moment. The card, which took place this past Friday night and aired live on Spike, featured Patricio "Pitbull" Freire defeating Daniel Straus to become the new Bellator featherweight champion. It...

Saad Awad Admits Bellator 178 Bout Against Ryan Quinn Was Tough

Saad Awad pulled off his 20th professional mixed martial arts (MMA) win, but it wasn't easy. Awad entered the cage at Bellator 178 in hopes of snapping a two-fight skid. To do that, he had to get past Ryan Quinn. Awad earned the unanimous decision nod after a competitive match-up. This...

Ilima-Lei Macfarlane on Bellator 178 Win: ‘I Did Everything That I Needed to do’

Ilima-Lei Macfarlane remains unbeaten in her professional mixed martial arts (MMA) career. Macfarlane took on Jessica Middleton last night (April 21) inside the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut on the main card of Bellator 178. Macfarlane improved her record to 6-0. Middleton falls to 2-1 after being submitted in the opening frame. "The...

A.J. McKee Says James Gallagher is Scared For Taking Another Fight

A.J. McKee and James Gallagher clearly have some business to attend to. Last night (April 21), McKee took on Dominic Mazzotta as part of the Bellator 178 card. McKee shuts the lights off Mazzotta in the first round with a head kick. The knockout victory sent a clear message to Bellator's...

Bellator 178 Results: Patricio Pitbull Once Again Bellator Featherweight Champion

Bellator 178 took place in Uncasville, Conneticut Friday night, boasting a featherweight title fight between champion Daniel Straus and Patricio Pitbull. Hosted at the Mohegan Sun Arena, the card also saw a co-main event featuring rising women's flyweight star Ilima-Lei MacFarlane. In the main event of the evening, Straus and...

Patricio Freire Says He’s a Different Fighter Going Into Fourth Bout With Daniel Straus

Patricio Freire and Daniel Straus will fight for a fourth time tonight (April 21). Straus will defend his featherweight championship against Freire in the main event of Bellator 178. The two are set to meet inside the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut. The main card of the event airs live on...
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Bellator 178: Straus vs. Pitbull 4 Weigh-Ins Scheduled for Thursday, Fight Card Inside

The weigh-ins for Friday's Bellator 178 event will take place today and stream live on MMANews.com. In the main event, Patricio "Pitbull" Freire attempts to win back the Bellator featherweight title against Daniel Straus. The two have squared off three times before, with Freire winning two of them. The action begins...

Tim Caron Plans to Elbow His Way to Victory Against Jordan Young (Exclusive)

Tim Caron has his sights set on victory this Friday night (April 21). As part of the preliminary portion of Bellator 178, Caron takes on Jordan Young inside the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut. Both men are undefeated in their professional mixed martial arts (MMA) careers. Caron has fought for Bellator...

Ed Ruth on Being a Middleweight: ‘It’s an Easy Weight Cut For me’ (Exclusive)

Bellator prospect Ed Ruth plans on being a middleweight for the foreseeable future. Ruth is set to go one-on-one with David Mundell inside the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut on the preliminary portion of Bellator 178 this Friday night (April 21). It'll be Ruth's third professional mixed martial arts (MMA) bout. Back...

Daniel Straus: ‘I Had Patricio Freire Figured Out a While Ago’ (Exclusive)

Bellator featherweight champion Daniel Straus doesn't appear to be bothered by much. Straus hasn't competed in a professional mixed martial arts (MMA) bout since Nov. 2015 due to a bad break in his left hand. The hand was in such bad shape that the champion had to undergo three surgeries....
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Bellator 178: Friday’s Event has Little Something for Everyone (Editorial)

A championship fight, two top female contenders and a handful of prospects are all on the docket for this Friday's Bellator 178 event. The card airs on Spike.com and Spike from the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut. Serving as the headline act, Daniel Straus puts his featherweight title on the...
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Bellator 178: “In Camp” Video with Returning Featherweight Champ Daniel Straus

Bellator 177 went down last night live from Hungry, and already, the promotion is looking ahead to its next card. Taking place Friday, April 21 from Uncasville, Connecticut, Bellator 178 features the return of featherweight champion Daniel Straus, defending his 145lb title against Patricio "Pitbull" Freire. When the two...

Bellator 177 Championship Match Scrapped After Leandro Higo Misses Weight

Leandro Higo was placed in a perfect situation for his Bellator debut. The former Legacy Fighting Alliance bantamweight champion was tabbed as a replacement for Darrion Caldwell to face Bellator champion Eduardo Dantas Friday night at Bellator 177. One thing got in the way: Higo's weight. According to The MMA Report's Jason...

Bellator 178 Secures Saad Award-Ryan Quinn Contest

Saad Awad will enter into hostile territory when he meets Connecticut's Ryan Quinn at Bellator 178. Awad (19-9) has lost two in a row and three of his last four, including a November knockout loss to Brennan Ward. He did put together a three-fight win streak between 2014-15 before a...
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Bellator 178 Picks up Battle of Prospects A.J. McKee, Dominic Mazzotta

The upcoming Bellator 178 card will feature a meeting of promotional prospects, as A.J. McKee puts his unbeaten record on the line vs. Dominic Mazzotta. McKee (7-0) kicked off January with a decision over Brandon Phillips. He is the son of MMA veteran Antonio McKee, who experienced much success in...