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Vivisection: Bellator 126 - Shlemenko vs. Halsey analysis and predictions

Dallas Winston and Zane Simon of Bloody Elbow discuss the highlights of Friday's Bellator 126 fight card.

Bellator 126: Shlemenko vs. Halsey is the focus of this week's Vivisection, wherein Zane Simon and I run through the bright spots of the lineup. The show is headlined by a middleweight title bout that pits champion Alexander Shlemenko vs. Brandon Halsey while, in the penultimate match, Patricky "Pitbull" Freire takes on submission whiz Marcin Held in the Lightweight Tournament finals.

Remember to subscribe to MMA Nation on Youtube, and to watch the video there as an alternative to the embedded player. The complete Bellator 126 fight card follows.

Bellator 126 (Spike TV at 9:00 p.m. ET)

Alexander Shlemenko vs. Brandon Halsey - MW Championship
Marcin Held vs. Patricky Freire - LW Tournament Final
Bubba Jenkins vs. Thiago Meller
Mike Richman vs. Ed West

Preliminary Card (streaming on Bloody Elbow at 7:00 p.m. ET)

Ryan Martinez vs. Nick Rossborough
Brandon Girtz vs. Benny Madrid
Derek Campos vs. Estevan Payan
Stuart Austin vs. Dan Charles
Michael Parker vs. Joe Taimanglo
Jacob Ortiz vs. Clifford Starks
Raymond Pina vs. LaRue Burley