Awad vs Girtz, Bellator 219 fight card, Live Stream, Start Time, Venue
Somewhat more than one year after a bike that left specialists addressing whether he’d most likely walk once more, not to mention battle, ex-champ Daniel Straus has a date for his arrival to the Bellator confine.
Main Event: Bellator 219: “Awad vs Girtz”
Date: Friday, Mar. 29, 2019, on Paramount Network
Location: Pechanga Resort & Casino in Temecula, California.
Bellator 219 fight card:
- Bellator 219 Main Event:
155 lbs: Saad Awad (23-10) vs Brandon Girtz (15-8)
- Bellator 219 Main Card (9 p.m. ET):
155 lbs: Daniel Straus (25-8) vs Shane Kruchten (12-4)
170 lbs: Andrey Koreshkov (21-3) vs Michael Jasper (13-4)
185 lbs: Joe Schilling (3-5) vs Keith Berry (15-14-1, 1 NC)
- Bellator 219 “Prelims” Undercard (7 p.m. ET):
155 lbs: Darren Smith (14-9) vs Joshua Jones (7-3)
135 lbs: Adrian Najera (1-0) vs Johnny Soto (0-0)
170 lbs: David Rickels (20-5, 2 NC) vs A.J. Matthews (9-8)
135 lbs: Shawn Bunch (8-3) vs Dominic Mazzotta (14-2)
155 lbs: David Pacheco (0-0) vs Kelvin Gentapanan (0-0)
145 lbs: Janay Harding (4-4) vs Marina Mokhnatkina (4-1)
205 lbs: Cody Vidal (1-1) vs Dalton Rosta (0-0)
170 lbs: Joey Davis (4-0) vs Marcus Anthony (1-0)
Straus (28-9 MMA, 11-5 BMMA) will meet Shane Kruchten (12-4 MMA, 0-1 BMMA) in the 155-pound co-headliner of Bellator 219, as declared by Bellator president Scott Coker on Twitter this Friday. The occasion, which happens March 29 at Pechanga Resort Casino in Temecula, will be featured by Saad Awad (23-10 MMA, 11-7 BMMA) and Brandon Girtz (15-8 MMA, 7-6 BMMA), likewise at Awad vs Girtz lightweight .
Awad versus Girtz will fill in for the first main event, between ex-title-challenger Lorenz Larkin and previous welterweight champion Andrey Koreshkov. Larkin declared his withdrawal from the session late Awad vs Girtz on Thursday following reports, yet offered no reasons.
Both Awad and Girtz are hoping to recuperate from ongoing misfortunes. Awad was on a strong four-battle series of wins, topped off by a first-round knockout of Ryan Couture, until previous Awad vs Girtz UFC champion Benson Henderson took a consistent choice over him at Bellator 208 last October.
Girtz, thus, falls off an accommodation misfortune to lightweight boss Michael Chandler, in a Bellator 197 main event that Girtz took without prior warning April. Girtz, who needed to experience medical procedure on his shoulder after the match, was booked to meet Pedro Carvalho not long ago, before damage struck his rival.
In the co-main event against Kruchten, ex-champ Straus hopes to refocus after the mishap and a couple of misfortunes inside the Bellator confine. In the wake of losing an uncommon quadruplicate match with Patricio Freire, which likewise cost him the 145-pound title he’d taken from Freire, Straus endured an accommodation misfortune to Emmanuel Sanchez. Straus had won nine of the 11 sessions that had preceded, however, including one against Freire.
Kruchten searches for his first win in the Bellator confine, over one year after his special introduction. The 34-year-old featherweight wound up on the terrible end of one of Aaron Pico’s fierce body shots under 40 seconds into their Bellator 192 session. Kruchten had just lost one of the 13 sessions that preceded that.