While WWE Wrestlemania 28 weekend kind of overshadowed Bellator 63 last week on this website, we all come back strong for Bellator 64. Bellator 64 will feature fights from two different tournaments and a title defense from welterweight champion Ben Askren. The preliminary card is stacked as well, featuring top Canadian standout and WEC veteran Chris Horodecki.
Kicking off the action is a lightweight attraction as Jason Fischer (2-0-0) competes against Taylor “The King” Solomon (3-3-0). Jason Fischer made his professional MMA debut last year, but he has already competed in the highly touted King Of The Cage promotion. Taylor Solomon is currently undefeated in Bellator competition, having defeated Mike Sledzion at Bellator 57. This fight will easily be the biggest test of Jason Fischer’s career, but it will be a test that the fighter passes.
We move to the welterweight division for the next fight as Chad Laprise (4-0-0) does battle with Josh Taveirne (2-2-0). Chad Laprise is currently undefeated with four straight victories, with all of those victories coming in the fights opening round. Josh Taveirne has lost two straight heading into this fight, plus this will be his first MMA fight in the year 2012. This is a pretty cut and dry fight for Bellator fans here as Chad Laprise will be remaining undefeated when it’s over.
Lightweight fighters will be featured in the next fight as Kyle Prepolec (2-1-0) stands across the cage from Lance Snow (1-2-0). Kyle Prepolec made his professional MMA debut in mid-2011, winning the first two fights of his MMA career. Lance Snow has not competed in an MMA fight in over two years, plus he heads into this fight riding a two fight losing streak. This fight looks like it was set up for a Kyle Prepolec victory, which is exactly what is going to be happening.
Middleweight fighters will be highlighted as Rich Lictawa (2-2-0) is prepared to battle Elias Theodorou (3-0-0). Rich Lictawa has lost two straight fights heading into Bellator 64, with one loss coming to Bellator veteran Tim Carpenter at Adrenaline MMA in 2010. Elias Theodorou is an undefeated fighter who has achieved two of his three victories in the School Of Hard Knocks promotion. This will be an interesting fight to keep an eye on, but it will be Elias Theodorou staying undefeated in the end.
More welterweights will be competing next as Matt Secor (1-0-0) will have to contend with Nordine Taleb (6-1-0). Matt Secor made his professional MMA debut in July 2011, defeating Matt Dempsey by way of submission. Nadine Taleb has won five straight heading into this fight, including a victory over UFC veteran Pete Sell at Ring Of Combat 38. Despite having an undefeated record, Matt Secor has a huge experience disadvantage in this one, which is why Nadine Taleb will pull out the victory.
Headlining this portion of the card is a lightweight division affair as Chris “The Polish Hammer” Horodecki (18-3-0) faces Mike “The Marine” Richman (11-1-0). Chris Horodecki has already competed twice in Bellator, defeating Chris Saunders and fighting Mike Corey to a draw. Mike Richman enters the fight riding a two fight winning streak, spending the majority of his career in the Brutaal MMA promotion. This could be the show stealing fight of the entire card, but in the end it will be Chris Horodecki coming out on top.
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