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The MMA Vivisection: Bellator 146 & WSOF 25 picks, odds, & analysis

Zane Simon is joined by Victor Rodriguez and Eddie Mercado to talk about all the big fights for this Friday, November 20th, in MMA including Manhoef vs. Kato and the WSOF 8-man LW tournament.

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There's a lot of MMA this week. Bellator and WSOF are going head to head on Friday, with competing cards. The World Series of Fighting will be taking things in a new direction with an 8-man, one-night tournament featuring a host of recognizable names including Jorge Patino, Brian Foster, and Luis Palomino. While just across the remote, Bellator will put a 15 fight card starting online and ending on Spike TV. The main event features MW action fighters Hisaki Kato (the man who KO'd Joe Schilling) vs. Melvin Manhoef. Top women's bantamweight contender Julia Budd will also be fighting along with featherweight prospect Bubba Jenkins. Neither card is quite "must watch" MMA, but there are a lot of solid bouts for fans looking for something to do on a Friday night.

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And here's a look at the full fight cards, as they stand today:

Bellator 146

Spike TV Card
Online Prelims
Kiko France vs. Ben Reiter
Arlene Blencowe vs. Gabby Holloway
Julia Budd vs. Roberta Rovel


NBC SportsNet Card
Tournament Finale
Semi-final #2: Winner QF #3 vs. Winner QF #4
Semi-final #1: Winner QF #1 vs. Winner QF #2
Online Prelims
Joe Barajas vs. Erik Villalobos
Jimmy Scully vs. Roberto Young
Quarter-final #3: Brian Foster (-241) vs. Joao Zeferino (+230)
Quarter-final #2: Brian Cobb (+215) vs. Mike Ricci (-241)
Quarter-final #1: Islam Mamedov (-400) vs. Jorge Patino (+370)
Reserve bout #2: LaRue Burley (-700) vs. Joe Condon (+545)

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