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Bellator 143: Warren vs Davis Main Card Preview

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Bellator 143 will come live Friday night on Spike TV and will feature the return of “The Baddest Man on the Planet” Joe Warren (12-4) looking to clinch his mouth piece and climb his way back up the Bellator 135 pound mountain to get his title back. Also on the card will be a blockbuster co-main event of two UFC veterans in a middleweight clash between Joey Beltran (16-11) vs Kendall “Da Spyda” Grove (21-15).

Opening the main card will be a thunderous heavyweight affair with Vinicius Queiroz (7-3) going toe-to-toe with Ewerton Teixeira (3-0). Vinicius has made it to the Semi-Finals of the Bellator Heavyweight Tournament twice in his career and all of his wins come by way of stoppage. In Queiroz’s last outing he knocked out UFC veteran Lavar Johnson with a single punch to knock him out in 23 seconds time. His opponent Ewerton is a K-1 and Glory veteran and has won a slew of Karate medals in hopes they will translate into a Bellator debut win.

Following that contest will be a featherweight bout involving King of the Cage veteran Henry Corrales (12-1) sharing the cage with RFA veteran Emmanuel Sanchez (10-2). Both are coming off of disappointing losses to former Bellator Featherweight Champions. Sanchez lost to Pat Curran via unanimous decision at Bellator 139 and Henry is looking to rebound from a Bellator 138 submission defeat at the hands of Daniel Straus via guillotine choke in the 2nd round. Prior to their losses, Henry was riding a 12 fight win streak and Emmanuel was at 6 straight. Who will get back on the winning track?

Then the Co-Main event of the evening featuring Joey Beltran (16-11) looking to throw hands with Kendall grove (21-15). Grove has gone 2-2 in the promotion since joining 2 years ago. He failed in his last attempt to gain the Bellator Middleweight strap from current champion Brandon Halsey at Bellator 137 losing via TKO in round 4, standing in his way back to a shot at gold is Beltran. Joey narrowly escaped his last outing with victory, winning by split decision over Brian Rogers at Bellator 136. This will be “The Mexicutioner’s” second fight at 185 pounds.

The Main Event between former Bellator Bantamweight Champion Joe Warren (12-4) and Titan FC, WEC, Affliction and IFL veteran LC Davis (23-6) will close out the show. LC is riding a 3 fight win streak all under the Bellator promotion, in his last outing he ousted Dream and K-1 veteran Hideo Tokoro via split decision at Bellator 135. Joe is a man on a mission, the mission is simple: manhandle Davis and get the Bellator Bantamweight Belt back. Before losing his strap to Marcos Galvao at Bellator 135, Warren was on a 5 fight winning streak. If Davis is to win, he will likely gain a title opportunity, however if Joe wins and wins impressively then he may be granted his rematch in his next bout.

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Aaron Portier
Highly passionate MMA Journalist, and I've followed the sport ever since my favorite fighter, Vitor Belfort won the heavyweight tournament at UFC 12. After that I've tried to go to every local MMA event around the Gulf Coast and surrounding areas and decided to make it a point to have a career in some aspect in the fighting sport other than fighting in general (didn't want to ruin my face). I'm currently enrolled at Southeastern Louisiana University working towards a degree in Communication. I cover MMA, Boxing and Football for The Daily Star newspaper in my hometown of Hammond, Louisiana, in addition to working as a promotional writer for a local Boxing promotion known as BoxnCar and I cover boxing for 8countnews.com however SciFighting.com is my home. My main goal is to bring more publicity to MMA in my area and to the sport as a whole as all of us involved with the sport are merely scratching the surface and laying the foundation of what mixed martial arts competition will be further down the road.