Unbeaten Brandon Halsey tries to turn back the challenge of veteran Kendall Grove Friday night in the main event of Bellator 137.
The main card airs live on Spike TV beginning at 9 p.m. ET from Temecula, California and the Pechangar Resort and Casino.
Halsey (8-0) won the title with a quick submission of Alexander Shlemenko last year and will be making his first title defense. Grove (21-14) has fought for several promotions during his career, including the UFC.
The rest of the main card features Eduardo Dantas vs. Mike Richman, Fernando Gonzalez vs. Curtis Millender and Darrion Caldwell vs. Rafael Silva.
Below are fight-by-fight predictions for the main and prelim cards:
Brandon Halsey over Kendall Grove via first round submission to retain the Bellator middleweight championship
Eduardo Dantas over Mike Richman via first round submission
Curtis Millender over Fernando Gonzalez via decision
Darrion Caldwell over Rafael Silva via third round TKO
Ben Reiter over Benji Radach via second round TKO
Virgil Zwicker over Razak Al-Hassan via decision
Antonio Duarte over Joe Taimanglo via decision
Julio Cesar Neves, Jr. over Jordan Parsons via decision
Ricky Rainey over Jesse Juarez via second round TKO
Adrienna Jenkins over Ariene Blencowe via decision
Steve Kozola over Ian Butler via third round submission
Shawn Bunch over Rolando Perez via decision
Albert Morales over John Yoo via first round KO