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Bellator 153 fight card adds Patricio Pitbull vs John Teixeira

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Bellator 153: "Koreshkov vs. Henderson" comes to Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn., on April 22, 2016, with a main event between former UFC Lightweight champion, Benson Henderson, making his promotional debut at Welterweight against division champion Andrey Koreshkov in the Spike TV main event.

Earlier this week, Bellator MMA announced a supporting line up of fights that should increase interest in the show. Patricio "Pitbull" Freire (24-3) returns for the first time since losing the Featherweight title to Daniel Straus in Nov. 2015 against streaking Bellator veteran John "Macapa" Teixeira.

Since his Bellator debut at Bellator 128, Teixeira has notched three straight split decision wins in the highly competitive Featherweight division. However, Freire will be Teixeira's toughest test to date, and given the ferocity of the Pitbull Brothers' fighting style, going to the judges again may not be an option.

Bellator MMA also announced key bouts for the card pitting winner of four straight, "Irish" Brennan Ward (13-3), against Evangelista "Cyborg" Santos (20-16) in his promotional debut. Santos has been somewhat inactive to say the least, having only taken three fights since 2011, but he's fresh off a win over Artenas Young at Legacy FC 50 in January.

Check out the latest Bellator 153 fight card below, which features four new "Prelims" contests:

Bellator 153 "Koreshkov vs. Henderson" (Spike TV):

Welterweight: Andrey Koreshkov (c) (18-1) vs. Benson Henderson (23-5)
Featherweight: Patricio Freire (24-3) vs. John Teixeira (19-1-2)
Welterweight: Brennan Ward (13-3) vs. Evangelista Santos (20-16)

Bellator 153 "Prelim" bouts (

Lightweight: Sam Watford (1-0) vs. Dean Hancock (2-0)
Featherweight: Chris Foster (8-4) vs. Felipe Lavandoski (5-0)
Lightweight: Jason Bakanowski (3-2) vs. T.J. Hepburn (4-2)
Featherweight: Pete Rogers (2-3) vs. Mike Mangan (0-3)

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