Bellator 220: “MacDonald vs. Fitch” takes place at SAP Center in San Jose, Calif., this weekend (Sat., April 27). One more opening round fight of the Welterweight Grand Prix remains as Rory MacDonald (20-5) faces Jon Fitch (31-7-1, 1 NC), putting his Welterweight title on the line in a potential five-round bout.
Maibn Event: MacDonald vs Fitch
Place: SAP Center, San Jose, California
Time: 10:00 pm ET
Bellator 220 Live Stream
Earlier in the evening, Lightweights will take center stage as rising star Adam Piccolotti (11-2) will look to knock off a seasoned and wily veteran in former multiple-time world champion Benson Henderson (26-8).
After enduring a rough start to his Bellator MMA career, Henderson has been on a bit of a roll lately, picking up back-to-back wins in an exciting scrap with Roger Huerta and a grueling three-round battle with Saad Awad.
A third straight win gets Henderson one step closer to another world title shot. Piccolotti, meanwhile, finds himself in the exact same position. After his undefeated record was snapped by a two-fight skid, he successfully returned to his winning ways by finishing Carrington Banks and then taking a hard fought win over veteran James Terry. He, too, is likely a big win away from being on the short list of contenders.
Bellator 220 Main Card (10 p.m. ET):
125 lbs.: Ilima-Lei Macfarlane (9-0) vs. Veta Arteaga (5-2)
155 lbs.: Benson Henderson (26-8) vs. Adam Piccolotti (11-2)
205 lbs.: Phil Davis (19-5, 1 NC) vs. Liam McGeary (13-3)
145 lbs.: Gaston Bolanos (4-1) vs. Nathan Stolen (8-4)
Bellator 220 “Prelims” Undercard (7:30 p.m. ET):
185 lbs.: Diego Herzog (4-2-1) vs. Jordan Williams (7-2, 1 NC)
170 lbs.: Tom Ponce De Leon (2-0) vs. Jamario Mulder (2-3)
125 lbs.: Justin Tenedora (2-1) vs. Matthew Perez (2-2)
170 lbs.: Abraham Vaesau (4-2, 1 NC) vs. Justin Roswell (3-2, 1 NC)
155 lbs.: Aviv Gozali (1-0) vs. Travis Crain (0-0)
140 lbs.: Josh San Diego (8-4) vs. Brandon Laroco (5-1)
145 lbs.: Boris Novachkov (0-0) vs. Chris Inocencio (0-1)
145 lbs.: Ignacio Ortiz (2-0) vs. Roger Severson (3-3)
160 lbs.: Chris Avila (6-7) vs. Brandon Faumui (4-3)
205 lbs.: Chuck Campbell (1-0) vs. Bruno Casillas (0-0)
140 lbs.: Cass Bell (2-0) vs. Peter Ishiguro (1-0)
145 lbs.: Hyder Amil (2-0) vs. Paradise Vaovasa (6-3, 1 NC)
125 lbs.: Erik Gunha (0-0) vs. Jon Adams (0-0)