Unorthodox martial artist "Ill" Will Brooks looks to continue his lightweight reign in a title defense against the feisty Dave Jansen atop Friday's loaded Bellator 136 show, and this week's Vivisection is replete with full-card analysis, predictions and betting odds.
Hot off a thumping of Melvin Manhoef, Glory kickboxing standout and Muay Thai gunslinger Joe "Stitch 'Em Up" Schilling returns to face rising prospect Rafael Carvalho in the co-main event. A pair of game Russian talents -- Alexander Sarnavskiy Marcin Held, and Alexander Volkov, who draws Tony Johnson -- kick off the Spike TV lineup. The preliminary card is bolstered with legit talent and watch-worthy fights as well, making this Bellator's sturdiest offering of 2015.
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Bellator 136 (Spike TV at 9 p.m. ET)
Will Brooks vs. Dave Jansen -- Bellator lightweight championship
Rafael Carvalho vs. Joe Schilling
Marcin Held vs. Alexander Sarnavskiy
Tony Johnson vs. Alexander Volkov
Preliminary Card (Bloody Elbow at 7 p.m. ET)