Unorthodox martial artist “Ill” Will Brooks looks to continue his lightweight reign in a title defense against the feisty Dave Jansen atop Friday’s loaded Bellator 136 show, and this week’s Vivisection is replete with full-card analysis, predictions and betting odds.
Hot off a thumping of Melvin Manhoef, Glory kickboxing standout and Muay Thai gunslinger Joe “Stitch ‘Em Up” Schilling returns to face rising prospect Rafael Carvalho in the co-main event. A pair of game Russian talents — Alexander Sarnavskiy, who meets Marcin Held, and Alexander Volkov, who draws Tony Johnson — kick off the Spike TV lineup. The preliminary card is bolstered with legit talent and watch-worthy fights as well, making this Bellator’s sturdiest offering of 2015.
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Bellator 136 (Spike TV at 9 p.m. ET)
Will Brooks vs. Dave Jansen — Bellator lightweight championship
Rafael Carvalho vs. Joe Schilling
Marcin Held vs. Alexander Sarnavskiy
Tony Johnson vs. Alexander Volkov
Preliminary Card (Bloody Elbow at 7 p.m. ET)
Fabricio Guerreiro vs. John Teixeira
Saad Awad vs. Rob Sinclair
Joey Beltran vs. Brian Rogers
Jay Bogan vs. Justin Governale
Marcos Bonilla vs. A.J. McKee
Jonathan Santa Maria vs. Steve Ramirez
Luc Bondole vs. Chris Herrera
Chad George vs. Mark Vorgeas
Cleber Luciano vs. Aaron Miller
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