Bellator 178 Main Card Info and Weigh in Photos

Bellator 178 Main Card Info and Weigh in Photos

By Edward Carbajal

4/20/2017

Photos: Ed Carbajal/Frontproof Media

Photos: Ed Carbajal/Frontproof Media


Fourth time’s the charm in the main event of Bellator 178 where two fighters that know each other very well look to face each other again for the featherweight crown. Daniel Strauss is the current champ and has been fighting for a while and he and challenger Patricio “Pitbull” Freire know each other pretty well, but MMA is a sport where competitors have to evolve, or lose.

While they both acknowledge they have grown as fighters in their post fight comments at weigh-ins, Freire has evolved in his life outside the cage. When asked for a comment on what a win means at Bellator 178, Freire looked to his young son and said if he wins, the title is a gift for his baby boy.

Have both men evolved enough to take or keep the title? Tune in Friday night live and free on Spike TV at 9.P.M EST to find out.

See the bout listing and weigh in photos below:

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)

VIDEO: Bellator 178 Preliminary Bouts

VIDEO: Bellator 178 Preliminary Bouts

VIDEO: Weigh-ins for Bellator 178

VIDEO: Weigh-ins for Bellator 178