Bellator 219: Awad vs. Girtz

  • Network: Paramount Network,
  • Venue: Pechanga Resort & Casino
  • Location: Temecula, California
  • Event Date: March 29, 2019 7:00PM

This card probably isn't on your radar, but Bellator is at the very least applying some names you know on the show.

Bellator's effort on March 29 from the Pechanga Resort & Casino is loaded with familiar names to the brand that longtime Bellator fans will recognize. Former Bellator Champions Daniel Straus and Andrew Koreshkov are both on the evening's show, curiously below two names atop the card who aren't in the title picture.

Saad Awad looks to improve upon his most recent loss to Ben Henderson when he takes on Brandon Girtz. Girtz himself has lost four of his last five fights, which makes the headline spot even more curious. 

Other notable names in action include a Fightful featured fighter in Shane Kruchten against the aforementioned Straus. David Rickels is a former Bellator title challenger who has only two losses in this last nine fights, and Joe Schilling continues his MMA path after making the move from kickboxing.

Main Card (9pm EST., Paramount Network)

Saad Awad (23-10) vs. Brandon Girtz (15-8)

Daniel Straus (24-8) vs. Shane Kruchten (12-4)

Andrey Koreshkov (21-3) vs. Mike Jasper (13-4)

Joe Schilling (3-5) vs. Keith Berry (15-14-1, 1NC)

Preliminary Card (8pm EST., DAZN)

David Rickels (20-5, 2NC) vs. AJ Matthews (9-8)

Shawn Bunch (8-3) vs. Dominic Mazzotta (14-2)

Janay Harding (4-4) vs. Marina Mokhnatkina (4-1)

Dalton Rosta (Pro Debut) vs. Cody Vidal (1-1)

Joey Davis (4-0) vs. Marcus Anthony (1-0)

Weber Almeida (2-0) vs. Johnny Soto (Pro Debut)

Darren Smith Jr. (15-10) vs. Joshua Jones (8-3)

Johnny Cisneros (12-6) vs. John Mercurio (8-8)

Ricky Furar (3-1) vs. Roman Puga (1-0) 

David Pacheco (1-0) vs. Kelvin Gentapanan (Pro Debut)

Sunni Imhotep (Pro Debut) vs. Eugene Correa (0-1)

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