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The MMA Vivisection - Bellator 220: MacDonald vs. Fitch & KSW 48 picks, odds, & analysis

Zane Simon, Eddie Mercado, and Victor Rodriguez return to breakdown this week’s Bellator and KSW fight cards. With picks and odds for the major fights from both events. Including Rory MacDonald vs. Jon Fitch, Ilima-Lei Macfarlane vs. Veta Arteaga, and Roman Szymanski vs. Salahdine Parnasse.

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Bellator is running head-to-head with the UFC this week and putting on one of their stronger main cards for the occasion. Their Bellator 220: MacDonald vs. Fitch event in San Jose, CA is set to feature the final opening round bout of their Welterweight Grand Prix - which kicked off back in 2018 - when former UFC title contenders Rory MacDonald and Jon Fitch face off in the main event. In the co-main, flyweight champion Ilima-Lei Macfarlane makes the third defense of her belt, taking on Veta Arteaga. Ben Henderson, Phil Davis, and Liam McGeary round out the DAZN event.

On the flip side, this week’s KSW event is notably lacking in star power. Top prospect Salahdine Parnasse headlines against Roman Szymanski, and former one-time UFC fighter Filip Pejic is primed for an action bout against Filip Wolanski. But, otherwise, the card mostly showcases regional action fighters and a couple unbeaten prospects.

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Here’s a look at the Bellator 220 and KSW 48 fight cards as they stand right now:


Rory MacDonald vs Jon Fitch
Ilima-Lei Macfarlane vs Veta Arteaga
Benson Henderson vs Adam Piccolotti
Phil Davis vs Liam McGeary145
Gaston Bolanos vs Nathan Stolen

Jordan Williams vs Diego Herzog
Thomas Ponce de Leon vs Jamario Mulder
Justin Tenedora vs Matt Perez
Abraham Vaesau vs J.T. Roswell
Aviv Gozali vs Travis Crain
Cass Bell vs Peter Ishiguru
Chris Avila vs Brandon Faumui
Chuck Campbell vs Bruno Casillas
Josh San Diego vs Brandon Laroco
Boris Novachkov vs Chris Inocencio
Ignacio Ortiz vs Roger Severson
Hyder Amil vs Paradise Vaovasa
Erick Gunha vs Jon Adams

KSW 48

Roman Szymanski vs. Salahdine Parnasse
Lukasz Jurkowski vs. Stjepan Bekavac
Filip Wolanski vs. Filip Pejic
Gracjan Szadzinski vs. Marian Ziolkowski
Cezary Kesik vs. Jakub Kamieniarz
Michal Michalski vs. Savo Lazic

Hubert Szymajda vs. Shamil Musaev
Sebastian Przybysz vs. Bogdan Barbu

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