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Bellator 148: Daley vs. Uhrich Pre-Fight Stats

Bellator will return on Friday night as the promotion will be at the Save Mart Center in Fresno, California and the card will be headlined by a welterweight bout as Paul Daley looks for his fifth win in a row when he meets Andy Uhrich.

The fight card will begin at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT with the online preliminary card on Bellator.com and the four fight main card will start at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT on Spike TV.

Along with the welterweight main event, the co-main event of the fight card will also be a welterweight bout and it will be a rematch as Chris Honeycutt meets Paul Bradley.

Check out a breakdown of the four fights that will be on the main card broadcast on Spike TV.

Paul Daley (37-13-2) vs. Andy Uhrich (11-5)
Daley will be searching for his fifth win in a row in MMA when he steps into the Bellator cage on Friday night against Uhrich. Since coming back to Bellator last year, he has scored victories over Andre Santos and Dennis Olson. The win over Olson came by TKO in the second round and three of his last four victories have come by TKO/KO in the second round.

  • With a victory on Friday, this will be the first time Daley has won at least five fights in a row in MMA since 2008.
  • In his three Bellator fights, Daley has landed 52 percent of his total strikes  (257/485) and has a 100 percent takedown accuracy (2/2).
  • Has a 21-3 record as a kickboxer and defeated current Bellator welterweight Fernando Gonzalez at Bellator 142: Dynamite last year.

Uhrich is returning to Bellator for the first time since May of 2014 and since his last fight in Bellator, he has won three fights in a row. All three of the victories have come by decision and his most recent victory came in March of last year when he defeated Bobby Cooper by split decision at Titan FC 33.

  • Uhrich will have the height advantage in the fight (6’0 vs. 5’9).
  • 1-2 in Bellator.
  • 75 percent takedown accuracy (3/4) in Bellator.

Chris Honeycutt (6-0, 1 NC) vs. Paul Bradley (22-6, 2 NC)
Honeycutt is one of the main training partners of current Bellator welterweight Josh Koscheck and he will look to finish his fight with Bradley. Prior to initial fight with Bradley, he won both of his fights by TKO and he has only gone the distance once in his career.

  • Completed 12 of his 16 takedowns attempts (75%) in Bellator.
  • Only time he went the distance in his MMA career came in 2013 against Manny Murillo at Up and Comers 16.
  • Has landed 68 percent of his total strikes (291/427) in Bellator.

Bradley has been competing in MMA since 2006 and has fought in UFC, Strikeforce, and Bellator. Since coming to Bellator in 2013, he has gone 2-1, 1NC and the victories have come against Karl Amoussou and Josh Neer.

  • Has completed all of his takedown attempts (5/5) in Bellator.
  • Victories over Amoussou and Neer both came by decision and his last stoppage victory came in 2012 against Keith Smetana in 2012.
  • 9-4, 1NC in his last fourteen fights.

Ryan Couture (10-3) vs. Patricky “Pitbull” Freire (14-7)
Couture made his Bellator debut in 2014 and he has won both of his fights in the promotion by rear-naked choke submission in the first round. During his current four fight winning streak, all four wins have come by rear-naked choke submission and this will be his first fight in ten months.

  • Tied with multiple fighters for the 4th most submission victories in Bellator lightweight division history.
  • Five of his six submission wins have come by rear-naked choke and his other submission win came in his pro debut by triangle choke.
  • Only victory by TKO/KO came in 2012 when he defeated Conor Heun in Strikeforce.

Pitbull accepted this fight earlier in the month when Derek Anderson pulled out of the fight. He is coming off a split decision lost to Anderson last month and he has alternated wins and losses in his last four fights.

  • Tied with Saad Awad for the 5th most wins in Bellator lightweight division history.
  • Most TKO/KO wins (5) in Bellator lightweight division history.
  • Holds the 8th fastest victory in Bellator lightweight division history with his :50 second knockout at Bellator 59 against Kurt Pellegrino.

Raphael Butler (9-1) vs. Tony Johnson (9-2)
Butler will be returning to the Bellator cage for the first time in eleven months when he faces Johnson. He was scheduled to return last August, but the fight was canceled on fight day when his opponent got injured during his warm-up.

  • Tied with multiple fighters for the 2nd most TKO/KO wins in Bellator heavyweight division history.
  • 4-1-1 in Bellator and is coming off a submission victory against Josh Diekmann at Bellator 134.
  • All of his wins have come by stoppage (6 TKO/KO, 3 Submissions).

Johnson is currently in his second stint with Bellator as he returned to the promotion last year and defeated former Bellator heavyweight champion Alexander Volkov by split decision at Bellator 136. He has won his last two fights and he is 5-1 in his last six.

  • After starting 4-0 in his career, he was submitted by current UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier in 2010.
  • Has a decision win over current UFC heavyweight Derrick Lewis.
  • All of his stoppage wins (4) have come by TKO/KO.

The current Bellator 148: Daley vs. Uhrich fight card is below.

Main Card: (Spike TV – 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT)
Paul Daley (37-13-2) vs. Andy Uhrich (11-5)
Chris Honeycutt (6-0, 1 NC) vs. Paul Bradley (22-6, 2 NC)
Ryan Couture (10-3) vs. Patricky “Pitbull” Freire (14-7)
Raphael Butler (9-1) vs. Tony Johnson (9-2)

Preliminary Card: (Bellator.com – 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT)
Ilima Macfarlane (2-0) vs. Amber Tackett (1-1)
Javy Ayala (8-4) vs. Carl Seumanutafa (9-6)
Art Arcienega (14-5) vs. Justin Smitley (9-7)
Paul Ruiz (6-2) vs. Josh San Diego (5-1)
Matt Perez (1-1) vs. Eugene Cancino (0-0)
Nick Bustamante (3-0) vs. Te Edwards (2-1)
John Paul Elias (3-0) vs. DeMarco Villalona (1-2)
Jermaine McDermott (1-0) vs. Eric Huggins (1-0)