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Bellator 116 Predictions Includes Last Fight for Vladimir Matyushenko

Matyushenko Vs Beltran

The last fight in the career of Vladimir Matyushenko will be at Bellator 116 on Friday night as he takes on Joey Beltran. It has been a long and successful career for Matyushenko who comes into this with a record of 27-7. He is calling it quits regardless of whether he wins or loses on Friday. Also on the main card it is Blagoi Ivanov vs. Lavar Johnson and Alexander Volkov vs. Mighty Mo in the heavyweight tourney semifinals and Nathan Coy vs. Adam Mcdonough in the welterweight semifinals. There are also seven fights on the preliminary card. Let’s look at the main card and MMA predictions.

Vladimir Matyushenko (27-7) vs. Joey Beltran (14-10)

These two UFC veterans will battle it out on Friday night. This is not the headline fight but it probably should be. Matyushenko will be fighting for the last time so you know he wants to go out with a win. Beltran has good power and is tough so it won’t be easy. I look for Matyushenko to ground and pound out a win.

Lavar Johnson (18-8) vs. Blagoi Ivanov (10-0)

This should be exciting for as long as it lasts. Both will look to throw big shots and end it early. Ivanov is unbeaten and he has dominated opponents with his striking and top game. Ivanov is simply the better all around fighter and he should get the win in MMA predictions.

Alexander Volkov (20-4) vs. Mighty Mo (6-2)

This the other heavyweight semifinal and it matches up the striker Volkov against the wrestler Mighty Mo. Volkov should be able to stay off the mat and win this one against Mighty Mo.

Nathan Coy (14-4) vs. Adam McDonough (10-0)

This is one of the two welterweight semifinals. Coy is a Strikeforce veteran while McDonough is an unbeaten prospect. Coy is a decent wrestler and a striker but McDonough looks to be better in both departments. McDonough should be able to work a decision.

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