Bellator 178 Live
Bellator 178 live streaming video for Straus vs Pitbull 4 which takes place Apr. 21, 2017 at Mohegan Sun Arena. Bellator 178 Live Streaming, At the Bellator 178 weigh-ins, all 30 fighters taking part in Friday night’s Bellator 178 Live fights will step on the scale Thursday, and we’ll have the live video here at MMAFighting.com. In the main event, Daniel Straus and Patricio Freire will have to make the featherweight limit of 145 pounds. Check out the Bellator 178 Live weigh-in results below. Watch Live Now!
The Bellator 178 main card will be televised live on Spike beginning at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. ET. The prelims will be streamed live on Bellator.com starting at 7 p.m. ET/ 4 p.m. PT
Main card (Spike at 9 p.m. ET) Daniel Straus (145) vs. Patricio Freire , (144) Ilima-Lei acfarlane (126) vs. Jessica Middleton, (126) Saad Awad (164.5) vs. Ryan Quinn, (164.5) A.J. McKee (146) vs. Dominic Mazzotta (146) In the co-main event of Bellator 178, Ilima Macfarlane puts her five-fight unbeaten streak on the line against fellow undefeated flyweight Jessica Middleton. Bellator 178 takes place Friday at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn. The main card airs on Spike following prelims on MMAjunkie.
Bellator 178: The Tetralogy.” OK, that’s not the official tagline for Friday’s event, but it could be. In the main event, featherweight champion Daniel Straus faces former champion Patricio Freire for the fourth time. Freire defeated Straus by decision in 2011 and by submission in January 2015. In their third meeting, which took place in November 2015, Straus earned a unanimous decision win of his own, taking the featherweight title from Freire. Straus has not fought since that victory. Instead, he’s spent a good part of the past 17 months rehabbing after surgeons inserted a titanium plate and six screws into his left hand, which he broke in the first round of the five-round title fight with Freire in their third meeting.
Rematches in the professional fight game are as common as a housefly. Trilogies, while they aren’t exactly the norm, there have been plenty over the years that have captivated the minds of fight fans. Tetralogies, however, are quite rare, especially in mixed martial arts.
On Friday night, Daniel Straus will defend his Bellator featherweight title against a man he knows better than most: Patricio Freire. The two have already met three times, with “Pitbull” getting the best of Straus twice. Freire first toppled the American at Bellator 45 in 2011 via unanimous decision and then again at Bellator 132 in ’15 by way of fifth-round rear-naked choke to steal the 145-pound title away.