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The MMA Vivisection - Bellator 209: Pitbull vs. Sanchez picks, odds, & analysis

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Zane Simon, Eddie Mercado, & Victor Rodriguez return to breakdown this week’s Bellator card in Tel Aviv, Israel. With picks and odds for the main card.

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Bellator is back this week with an interesting card planned for Tel Aviv, Isreal. Patricio Pitbull defends his featherweight title against Emmanuel Sanchez in the main event, while Phil Davis takes on top prospect Vadim Nemkov, and Cindy Dandois & Kirill Sidelnikov get what should be showcase fights. Oh, and there’s a rematch between Ryan Couture and Haim Gozali in the co-main event for no discernible competitive reason. Honestly, it’s a pretty alright lineup for Bellator’s overseas events.

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Here’s a look at the Bellator 209 lineup as it stands now. The main card will air at 9pm Eastern & Pacific Friday, November 16th on tape delay.

Patricio Pitbull vs. Emmanuel Sanchez - 32:30 video, 32:20 audio
Ryan Couture vs. Haim Gozali - 26:40 video, 26:30 audio
Phil Davis vs. Vadim Nemkov - 17:17 video, 17:07 audio
Cindy Dandois vs. Olga Rubin - 11:06 video, 10:56 audio
Kirill Sidelnikov vs. Adam Keresh - 7:36 video, 7:36 audio

Nisim Rozales vs. Nika Ben Tuashy
Simon Smotritsky vs. Matan Levi
Fadi Haiyadre vs. Christos Nicolaou
Honor Kelesh vs. Andrey Barberoshe
Yulia Sachkov vs. Viktoria Makarova
Kirill Medvedovski vs. Denis Palancica
Jackie Gosh vs. Jamil Ibragimov
Aviv Gozali vs. Anton Lazebnov
Khonry Gracie vs. Ron Becker
Liudvik Sholinian vs. Sidemar Honorio
Ion Pop vs. Itzik Rubinov