Josh Thomson vs. Pablo Villaseca
Thomson makes his second appearance for Bellator after winning his debut, his first win in two years, back in September by submission. This time he takes on a more dangerous opponent in Pablo Villaseca who has lost just one fight in his professional career. The 28 year old Chilean is relatively dangerous anywhere the fight goes having won multiple fight by submission and TKO. Still, he has lost a decision to the unheralded Bobby Cooper earlier this year. Thomson is more dangerous and there is no way they give Thomson a chance to lose before he fights someone who is a star for Bellator. This is just another fight to give Thomson a win before fighting for the title or at least a title eliminator. Thomson by submission in second round.
Daniel Weichel vs. Georgi Karakhanyan
Karakhanyan was supposed to face Patricio Freire for the title after his debut submission win of the formerly undefeated Bubba Jenkins. The former WSOF champion has gone 10-1 with multiple victories with finishes since leaving Bellator after his initial run. Weichel is coming off a title challenge loss by TKO back in June, but he has lost nine bouts with three of those coming by submission while 21 of his 35 victories come by submission. Karakhanyan is also a black belt in BJJ and has 14 of his 24 wins by submission but never been submitted himself. You add in his advantage on the feet and he has a better chance of winning this fight. Karakhanyan by decision.
Patricky Freire vs. Derek Anderson
Patricky has had his ups and downs in the Bellator cage.He stated his carer with hem going 3-1 with three finishes but then lost his next three fights. Since those losses, he has gone 4-1 with his only loss coming to title challenger Marcin Held. Now, he faces off with who has gone 1-2 in his last three fights with a similar loss to Held but losing to the undefeated Brent Primus in his last fight. Anderson ha s chance in this fight due to his height and longer reach with and he has penchant for the ground game. If he can get it to the ground, he will have an advantage as Freire has been outpaced on the ground. Derek Anderson by decision.
Virgil Zwicker vs. Brian Rogers
Rogers moves up to lightweight-heavyweight after a 4-6 run at Middleweight in the Bellator cage. In his eight professional losses he has been knocked out three times while Wicker has won ten of his 14 wins by knockout. That spells out a certain end to this fight that will most likely come to fruition. Zwicker by KO in the first round.