Bellator Birmingham Preview

Bellator hits Birmingham this weekend — as former lightweight champion Brent Primus is set to face off against Birmingham’s own Tim Wilde.

The highly anticipated main event of the evening will consist of a former lightweight world champion, and a hometown fighter looking to make himself known on the big stage — as Brent Primus will be looking to put himself back into title contention after dropping the 155 lbs belt to Michael Chandler against Tim Wilde.

Having previously went (8-0), Primus will need to win, and do so convincingly against the hometown fighter in Tim Wilde. Wilde is currently on a three fight win streak and will make his Bellator debut on Saturday. A win over the former champion could elevate him right into title contention. After an unsuccessful (1-2) stint in Cage Warriors, Wilde has since gone 3-0 and has set himself up for a potential FOTN bout against Primus.

Elsewhere, kicking off the main card is a welterweight bout between the returning Raymond Daniels and Wilker Barros. The veteran Daniels is the Bellator Kickboxing welterweight champion and this will be just his second professional MMA fight — his first coming back in June, 2008, under the Strikeforce banner. Daniels lost the fight via submission in the second round.

Wilker Barros will be making his professional debut on Saturday night, and he is set to be up against it against the high level kick-boxer in Daniels.

Fabian Edwards will fight in Birmingham for the first time since his debut as he looks to land a big fight later in the summer. He will face Portugal’s Falco Neto. Edwards has a perfect MMA record at 6-0 and will look to extend that in his hometown on Saturday night. His opponent, Neto, has a record of 11-9 and is coming off a win back in June of 2018. It promises to be a great fight with Edwards looking to make a statement.

Next up will be a pivotal lightweight bout between SBG’s Pedro Carvalho and Derrick Campos. Fighting out of Ireland, via Portugal, Carvalho is currently on a four fight win streak, with his last outing coming in December of 2018 — in a first round submission victory. On Saturday, Carvalho is set to face arguably his toughest test yet.

Bellator veteran Derrick Campos will move back up to lightweight after an unsuccessful featherweight debut back in December. With the American currently on a two fight losing streak, he will be looking to prove that he is still worthy of the big fights.

Check out the full main card below 

Brent Primus vs Tim Wilde

Fabian Edwards vs Falco Neto

Pedro Carvalho vs Derrick Campos

Raymond Daniels vs Wilker Barros

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