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Bellator 171: Guillard vs Njokuani

Bellator 171: Guillard vs. Njokuani features a catchweight main event in Wichita, Kansas, and it should be a striking exhibition. Melvin Guillard returns to the cage to take on Chidi Njokuani at 175 pounds, while at lightweight, David Rickels faces Aaron Derrow.

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Event Details

Event: Bellator 171: Guillard vs. Njokuani

Date: Friday, January 27th, 2017; 9:00 PM ET (Main Card)

Location: Kansas Star Arena, Wichita, KS

TV: Spike TV (Main Card)/ (Prelims)

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Main Card

Melvin Guillard vs. Chidi Njokuani – Catchweight (175 pounds)

Guillard (32-16-2, 3 NC) has three losses and a no-contest in July to Rickels, which was a KO win for Guillard, but was overturned as he missed weight and failed a drug test. Njokuani (16-4, 1 NC) has six straight wins, but he also missed weight in a KO win over Andre Fialho in December. Both are pure strikers, and Guillard had the talent to be one of the best ever, but he squandered it. Njokuani should look at him as a cautionary tale as he is younger, has less miles on his body and just better at this point of their careers.

Pick: Njokuani

David Rickels vs. Aaron Derrow – Lightweight

Rickels (17-4, 2 NC), the Season 8 Tournament winner, is looking to bounce back from his “loss” to Guillard, although you should not judge him on that. Derrow (14-8) has not fought since October 2014, a decision win over Nate Jolly. Rickels should be able to get back on track against the rusty Derrow, who has 10 submission wins under his belt.

Pick: Rickels

A.J. McKee vs. Brandon Phillips – Featherweight

McKee (6-0) scored a unanimous decision over Ray Wood in December to remain undefeated, while Phillips (6-2) was submitted by Bryce Mitchell in October. Both like to stand and strike, so the edge might go to the fighter who can handle themselves on the mat if it goes there. That goes to McKee with two submission wins.

Pick: McKee

Jessica Middleton vs. Alice Yauger – Women’s Flyweight

Middleton (1-0) won her first two amateur fights, and then won a unanimous decision Bruna Ellen in her pro debut in July. Yauger (4-4) has won two in a row with her unanimous-decision win over Roxanne Caesear in June. Both are tough fighters that can grind you down and force you into making a mistake, and there is not much between them. However, the slightest of edges goes to Yauger, simply based on her experience over Middleton.

Pick: Yauger

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Full Fight Card

Weight Class Fighter Fighter
Main Card (Spike TV)
Catchweight (175 pounds) Melvin Guillard Chidi Njokuani
Lightweight David Rickels Aaron Derrow
Featherweight A.J. McKee Brandon Phillips
Women’s Flyweight Jessica Middleton Alice Yauger
Preliminary Card (
Middleweight Chris Harris Jordan Young
Featherweight Gaston Reyno Justin Overton
Welterweight Will Lavine Domo Garcia
Welterweight Chance Rencountre Jake Lindsay
Bantamweight Johnny Marigo Joe Fulk
Welterweight Manny Meraz Scott Heston
Lightweight Craig Farley Mike Breeden
Heavyweight Tyrell Fortune Will Johnson
Heavyweight Jarod Trice Kevin Woltkamp
Women’s Flyweight Bruna Ellen Carmella James

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