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The MMA Vivisection - Bellator 226: Bader vs. Kongo picks, odds, & analysis

Zane Simon, Eddie Mercado, and Victor Rodriguez are back to breakdown this week’s Bellator event in San Jose, CA. With picks for the entire main card, and maybe even some odds.

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Bellator is back this week for the first leg of their featherweight Grand Prix. And that means a fight card that promises some fantastic action bouts all the way through the main card. Topping off the night’s fights, is a heavyweight title defense for ‘double champ’ Ryan Bader, as he takes on the seemingly ageless Cheick Kongo. Otherwise Pat Curran, Daniel Straus, and Emmanuel Sanchez will fill out the card in their respective opening round bouts.

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Here’s a look at the Bellator 226 fight card as it stands now:

DAZN MAIN CARD | Saturday, September 7 - 10pm/7PM ET/PT
Ryan Bader vs. Cheick Kongo
Daniel Straus vs. Derek Campos (GP opening round bout)
Pat Curran vs. Adam Borics (GP opening round bout)
Emmanuel Sanchez vs. Ty-wan Claxton (GP opening round bout)
Sam Sicilia vs. Pedro Carvalho (GP opening round bout)
Gaston Bolanos vs. Daniel Carey

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John Macapa vs. Ashlei Grimshaw
Ivan Batinich vs. Daniel Compton
Cornelius Savage vs. Evan Gubera
Christopher Gonzalez vs. Luis Vargas
Cass Bell vs. Isaiah Rocha
Favian Gutierrez vs. Alan Benson
Amber Leibrock vs. Jessica Borga
Peter Ishiguro vs. Elias Anderson
James Terry vs. Batsumberel Dagvadorj
Daniel Gonzalez vs. Jonathan Adams
Adam Piccolotti vs. Jacob Smith
Hyder Amil vs. Ignacio Ortiz
Abraham Vaesau vs. Renato Alves
Albert Gonzalez vs. Tyson Miller

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