Greetings, punch pals! We’ve got a double-header on Saturday, with both Bellator 154 and UFC 198 going down at the same time, so hopefully you’ve got multiple screens. Let’s figure out who’s fighting and when it’s all happening.
Uh-oh! Whoops a doodle! Looks like Bellator done goofed and is going head to head with a UFC pay per view, one that has a title on the line to boot.
Bellator 154 has had a lot of alterations to this card, but it looks like things have finally settled down. Things kick off at 6:30PM ET on Bellator.com and Spike.com for the prelims. The main card begins at 8PM ET on Spike TV, and it’s only the co-main and main events that have a bit of star power. Evangelista “Cyborg” Santos takes on Saad “A Sad Wad” Awad in welterweight action, while the main event has a title shot on the line. Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal takes on Phil “Mr. Wonderful” Davis in light heavyweight action.
UFC is back in Brazil for a super-stacked card. The prelims begin at 6:30PM ET on Fight Pass, finishing off with a light heavyweight bout between Patrick Cummins and Brazilian legend Antonio Rogerio “Lil Nog” Nogueira. The main prelims start at 8PM ET on Fox Sports 1, beginning with fireworks as John Lineker throws down with Rob Font in bantamweight action. The final prelim, also known as the people’s main event, is a welterweight scrap as top ten stand outs, Demian Maia and Matt Brown, look to enter the combination shark tank and logjam that is the upper echelon of the 170-pound division.
The main card, exclusively on pay per view, starts at 10PM ET. Former light heavyweight champ Mauricio “Shogun” Rua takes on Corey “Beastin 25/8” Anderson, which should be fun. Even more fun is the UFC Octagon debut of Invicta featherweight champ Cris “Cyborg” Justino, as she meets Leslie “The Peacemaker” Smith at a 140-pound catchweight bout.
The co-main event is a middleweight bout between two guys in the top five of the division. Vitor Belfort takes on Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza with a potential middleweight title shot on the line for the winner (Provided nobody fails a drug test). The main event is for the heavyweight title as champ Fabricio Werdum defends against Stipe Miocic. That should be an awesome bout!
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