Bellator heads back to San Jose this weekend for a lightweight title fight against reigning champion Michael Chandler and former #UFC and #WEC lightweight champion Benson Henderson. This will be Henderson's third fight under the Bellator banner following a win against Patricio "Pitbull" Freire due to a leg injury at #Bellator 160.
But that's not the only thing you need to know about the stellar card happening this Saturday. Here are a few things that got me excited, that I thought might pump you up too.
Will Benson Henderson get his third Lightweight belt?
Benson Henderson is a former WEC and UFC lightweight champion and is looking to add his third belt to the line up this weekend at Bellator 165. If he takes this third belt he would become one of the most decorated lightweights in the history of the sport.
And seeing that go down sounds pretty insane to me!
Keri Melendez makes her pro MMA debut
Gilbert Melendez's wife Keri is jumping into the cage and looks to make her pro MMA debut this Saturday against Sheila Padilla.
Check out some behind the scenes footage we shot of her here:
Michael "Venom" Page's first fight since Cyborg injury
I'm sure we all remember the moment MVP crushed Cyborg Santos with that vicious flying knee, but if you haven't you can see the gruesome photo here. This will be Page's first shot back since that injury and even though he came out the victor I'm curious to see if that moment hurt him mentally.
But then, he did celebrate like a champ.
Kimbo Slice's son is making his MMA debut
Third time's a charm? Let's hope so for Kevin "Baby Slice" Ferguson! Baby Slice has been hyped ever since the passing of his father, the late, great Kimbo Slice, but has yet to step into the cage as a pro. I'm hoping this time the debut will stick!
Gonzalez wants to give MVP's first loss
Fernando Gonzalez has an intense 25 professional MMA wins (5-0 under the Bellator banner) and on todays media call he said he was ready to give his undefeated opponent his first loss. Of course, he's fighting Michael "Venom" Page so he has his work cut out for him.
Check out the fights live and free on Spike TV this Saturday.
Complete Bellator 165 Main Card
Lightweight World Title Main Event: Michael Chandler (15-3) vs. Benson Henderson (24-6)
Michael Page (11-0) vs. Fernando Gonzalez (25-13)
Linton Vassell (16-5) vs. Francis Carmont (25-11)
Adam Piccolotti (8-0) vs. Brandon Girtz (14-4)
Keri-Anne Taylor-Melendez (Debut) vs. Sheila Padilla (2-0)
Kevin Ferguson Jr. (Debut) vs. Aaron Hamilton (0-2)
Carrington Banks (5-0) vs. Jake Roberts (7-0)
Diego Herzog (3-2) vs. Nick Pica (5-0)
Jeremiah Labiano (9-5) vs. Vince Murdock (8-2)
James Terry (17-9) vs. Justin Baesman (19-10-1)
Alvin Cacdac (16-12) vs. Steve Ramirez (5-1)
J.J. Okanovich (2-1) vs. Luis Vargas (Debut)
Victor Jones (0-2) vs. Beau Hamilton (1-7)
Hugo Lujan (0-1) vs. Cesar Gonzalez (Debut)
Dominic Sumer (Debut) vs. Justin Roswell (1-0)
Danasabe Mohammed (5-0) vs. Dwight Grant (6-1)
Sarah D’Alelio (10-6) vs. Jaimelene Nievera (4-1)