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Vivisection: Bellator 130 - Newton vs. Vassell predictions and analysis

Dallas Winston and Zane Simon preview the key match ups on Friday's Bellator 130 fight card, which is captained by Light-Heavyweight champ Emanuel Newton defending the strap against UK grappler Linton Vassell.

Bellator 130: Newton vs. Vassell is the focus of this week's MMA Vivisection, wherein I and Zane Simon buzz through the relevant match ups.

Atop the card is 205-pound champ Emanuel Newton in a title defense against surging takedown artist Linton "The Swarm" Vassell while heavyweight powerhouse Bobby Lashley draws British Judo and Sambo champion Karl Etherington. Crafty veteran Marloes Coenen leads the charge for Bellator's return to Women's MMA in a bout against Italy's Annalisa "No Fear" Bucci and Olympic Judoka Rick Hawn, who's back at lightweight, welcomes Dave Jansen back to action after a long layoff due to injury.

Remember to subscribe to MMA Nation on Youtube, and to watch the video there if the embedded player is uncooperative. The full Bellator 130 lineup follows.

Bellator 130 Main Card
(Spike TV at 9:00 p.m. ET)

Emanuel Newton vs. Linton Vassell -- LHW Championship
Karl Etherington vs. Bobby Lashley
Annalisa Bucci vs. Marloes Coenen
Rick Hawn vs. Dave Jansen

Preliminary Card
(streaming live on BE and at 7:00 p.m. ET)

Ricky Musgrave vs. Joe Wilk
Cody Carrillo vs. Marcio Navarro
Daniel Gallemore vs. Gzim Selmani
Sam Oropeza vs. Gary Tapusoa
Darrion Caldwell vs. Anthony Dizy
Aaron Derrow vs. Nate Jolly
Derek Bohi vs. Alex Huddleston
Davi Ramos vs. David Rickels