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The MMA Vivisection - Bellator 147: Thomson vs. Villaseca picks, odds, & analysis

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Zane Simon of is joined by Victor Rodriguez and Eddie Mercado to talk about all the notable fights for this week's Bellator card featuring Josh Thomson vs. Pablo Villaseca and Georgi Karakhanyan vs. Daniel Weichel.

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With no UFC events this week, Bellator has a chance to take center stage and they're doing so with a somewhat odd fight card offering. In the main event, longtime UFC & Strikeforce veteran Josh Thomson takes on relatively unknown Pablo Villaseca in what has all the hallmarks of a showcase fight for "The Punk." The co-main is probably the best booked bout of the evening with former title contender Daniel Weichel taking on Georgi Karakhanyan fresh off the Russian-born Armenian-American fighter's return from injury. The bout could set Karakhanyan back up for a shot at the featherweight title if he can get the win. And rounding out the top of the card is a rematch between Patricky freire and prospect Derek Anderson. Anderson had a shocking upset win over "Pitbull" in his Bellator debut, but has been a bit inconsistent since then.

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Here's a look at the full fight card as it stands today:

Spike TV Main Card
Georgi Karakhanyan vs. Daniel Weichel
Derek Anderson vs. Patricky Freire
Online Prelims
J.T. Donaldson vs. A.J. McKee Jr.
Nick Barnes vs. James Terry
Brandon Hester vs. Idrees Wasi
Gabriel Carrasco vs. Khomkrit Niimi