Bellator returns state-side with Bellator 178 this Friday night.

In the main event on Spike, Daniel Straus defends his featherweight title against Patricio “Pitbull” Freire. The card airs from the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut.

Along with Straus and Freire meeting for a fourth time – Freire holds a 2-1 advantage in the series – Ilima MacFarlane fights Jessica Middleton, Ryan Quinn meets Saad Awad and A.J. McKee takes on Dominic Mazzotta.

MAIN CARD (Spike TV/9 p.m. ET)

Bellator Featherweight Championship
Daniel Straus (c) vs. Patricio “Pitbull” Freire

Female Flyweight: Illima Macfarlane vs. Jessica Middleton

Lightweight: Saad Awad vs. Ryan Quinn

Featherweight: A.J. McKee vs. Dominic Mazzotta


Welterweight: Vinicius De Jesus vs. TBA

Middleweight: Ed Ruth vs. Aaron Goodwine

Heavyweight: Tyrell Fortune vs. Branko Busick

Featherweight: Blair Tugman vs. Tom English

Flyweight: Billy Giovanella vs. Josh Ricci

Bantamweight: Regivaldo Carvalho vs. Jay Perrin

Flyweight: John Lopez vs. Remo Cardarelli

Featherweight: Mike Mangan vs. Don Shainis

Middleweight: Tim Caron vs. Jordan Young