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Vivisection: Bellator 118 - Warren vs. Silva preview and predictions with Dallas and Zane

Bloody Elbow's Dallas Winston and Zane Simon run through the match-up specs for tonight's Bellator 118 fight card, which is headlined by Joe Warren vs. Rafael Silva for the interim bantamweight championship (kinda) and chock full of promising prospects.

Dallas Winston and Zane Simon buzz through the lineup for tonight's Bellator 118: Warren vs. Silva fight card in this iteration of the MMA Vivisection.

When bantamweight champion Eduardo Dantas was forced out due to injury, bantamweight tournament winner Rafael Silva stepped up on short notice to face Warren, but was unable to make weight yesterday. Therefore, the interim title is only on the line for Warren. Another casualty at yesterday's weigh-ins was Sam Oropeza, who failed to make weight and was scratched from the welterweight tournament semifinal bout against Andrey Koreshkov. Justin Baesman will replace "Sammy O."

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BELLATOR 118: Warren vs. Silva (Spike TV at 9:00 p.m. ET)

Rafael Silva vs. Joe Warren -- interim bantamweight championship
Justin Baesman vs. Andrey Koreshkov -- Welterweight Tournament semifinals
Marcos Galvao vs. Thomas Vasquez
Liam McGeary vs. Mike Mucitelli -- Summer Series Light-Heavyweight Tournament

Bellator 118 Prelims (streaming on and Bloody Elbow at 7:00 p.m. ET)

Gemiyale Adkins vs. Dante Rivera
Ryan Contaldi vs. Jesus Martinez
Eugene Fadiora vs. Tim Woods
Darrion Caldwell vs. Joe Pingitore
Mike Bannon vs. Sidney Outlaw
Amran Aliyev vs. Kevin Roddy
Lester Caslow vs. Jay Haas