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The MMA Vivisection - Bellator 221: Chandler vs. Pitbull & PFL 2019 #1

Zane Simon, Eddie Mercado, and Victor Rodriguez return to breakdown this week’s Bellator fight card in Rosemont, IL. With a solid nod toward PFL’s season opener in Long Island, NY as well. With picks and odds for both main events.

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Bellator and PFL return this week with a couple rock solid fight cards to compliment the UFC’s PPV in Brazil. Bellator will actually be going head-to-head with the UFC, delivering a featherweight vs. lightweight championship ‘superfight,’ as Patricio Pitbull moves up in weight to take on Michael Chandler. There’s a Welterweight Grand Prix second round bout between Douglas Lima and Michael ‘Venom’ Page in the co-main, and an old-lion-vs-young-lion fight between Pat Curran and AJ McKee Jr. to add some great depth to the card.

Over on the PFL side, Judoka Kayla Harrison returns against UFC vet Larissa Pacheco in the main event. 2018 welterweight finalists Magomed Magomedkarimov (who won the whole thing) and Ray Cooper III are both back in action as well. With notable vets John Howard, Sarah Kaufman, David Michaud, Chris Curtis, and a lot of other solid talent rounding out PFL’s first event of the 2019 season.

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Here’s a look at the two fight cards, as they stand right now:

Bellator 221

DAZN MAIN CARD | 9PM/6PM ET/PT, SATURDAY, MAY 11
Michael Chandler vs. Patricio Pitbull
Douglas Lima vs. Michael Page
AJ McKee Jr. vs. Pat Curran
Jack Swagger vs. TJ Jones
Ty-Wan Claxton vs. James Bennett

ONLINE PRELIMS | 6:30PM/3:30PM ET/PT
Adil Benjilany vs. Cris Lencioni
Scott Writz vs. Josh Streacker
Bryan Bautista vs. Rob Fenicle
Askar Askar vs. Taylor Moore
James Bochnovic vs. Rob Morrow
Chris Gonzalez vs. Charlie Radtke
Adam Ward vs. Khuukhenkhuu Amartuvshin
Jose Leon vs. Christian Rodriguez
David Latoria vs. Jason Belyew
Joey Diehl vs. Jesse Bazzi


PFL 2019 #1: Regular Season

ESPN 2 MAIN CARD | 9PM/6PM ET/PT, THURSDAY, MAY 9
Kayla Harrison vs. Larissa Pacheco
Magomed Magomedkerimov vs. John Howard
Ray Cooper III vs. Zane Kamaka
Sarah Kaufman vs. Morgan Frier
Sadibou Sy vs. David Michaud

ESPN+ PRELIMS | 6:30PM/3:30PM ET/PT
Handesson Ferreira vs. Bojan Velickovic
Genah Fabian vs. Bobbi-Jo Dalziel
Gamzat Khiramagomedov vs. Glaico Franca
Andre Fialho vs. Chris Curtis
Roberta Paim Samad vs. Moriel Charneski