Bellator MMA is back again this weekend for Bellator 229 this Friday evening in Temecula, CA’s Pechanga Resort and Casino. In total, Bellator 229 features 13 mixed martial arts contests on the evening.

The action begins live on the Bellator app and DAZN at 8 p.m. EDT, 5 p.m. PDT with two prelims, followed by a four-fight main card on Paramount Network and DAZN at 9 p.m. EDT, 6 p.m. PDT.

At the completion of Friday night’s main event, the action shifts back to the Bellator app and DAZN for the remaining seven postlims. So, if you’re in the Eastern and Central time zones, be sure to put on a pot of coffee or drink a caffeinated soda before the card starts.

Highlighting Friday night’s main card is a three-round non-title fight in the Bellator MMA Welterweight division, as 22-3 Andrey Koreshkov battles 20-7 Lorenz Larkin.

Contender Comparison

Heading into this week’s main event, Andrey Koreshkov is the taller combatant, standing six feet even, one inch taller than Lorenz Larkin’s 5-foot-11 frame. Both contestants in this main event have posted 3-2 marks in their last five fights.

Koreshkov looks to build off of his victory last time out against Mike Jasper (unanimous decision) in Bellator 219’s main card on Mar. 29 on Paramount Network and DAZN, which was also held in Temecula, CA.

In the other corner, Lorenz Larkin enters this fight on a two-match winning streak. Most recently, he scored a unanimous decision vs. Ion Pascu during Bellator 207 on Oct. 12, 2018 on Paramount Network and DAZN.

The Tale of the Tape

Tapology shows that Andrey Koreshkov has a four-inch reach advantage (76 inches to 72 inches) over Lorenz Larkin heading into this main event.

Prediction: Andrey Koreshkov by first-round KO.

Other fights on Friday night’s main card include:

Saad Awad (23-11) vs. Goiti Yamauchi (23-4) [Lightweight, co-main event]

Keri Taylor Melendez (3-0) vs. Mandy Polk (6-4) [catchweight- 118 lbs.]

Joe Schilling (4-5) vs. Tony Johnson (8-2) [Middleweight]

Bellator 229 at a Glance

Prelims: Friday, 8 p.m. EDT, 5 p.m. PDT, Bellator app, bellator.com/live, and DAZN

Main Card: Friday, 9 p.m. EDT, 6 p.m. PDT, Paramount Network and DAZN

Postgame: Friday after the main event, Bellator app, bellator.com/live, and DAZN

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My name is Drew Zuhosky and I’m the MMA writer here at Armchair All-Americans. I’ve been an MMA fan for the better part of the last decade and I always make time to watch the fights. Whether it’s a Saturday night pay-per-view, an online exclusive, or a cable broadcast, there’s one certainty: Somewhere in my house, the TV will be on and I’ll be yelling at it. I sincerely hope that you will enjoy my articles on MMA. I pledge to you that my articles will be knockouts, not judges’ decisions. (Everybody hates judges’ decisions, anyway because there’s a chance for the element of human error involved in the outcome.) In any event, please check back to see what I have for you in terms of MMA material. Let’s get going.
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My name is Drew Zuhosky and I’m the MMA writer here at Armchair All-Americans. I’ve been an MMA fan for the better part of the last decade and I always make time to watch the fights. Whether it’s a Saturday night pay-per-view, an online exclusive, or a cable broadcast, there’s one certainty: Somewhere in my house, the TV will be on and I’ll be yelling at it. I sincerely hope that you will enjoy my articles on MMA. I pledge to you that my articles will be knockouts, not judges’ decisions. (Everybody hates judges’ decisions, anyway because there’s a chance for the element of human error involved in the outcome.) In any event, please check back to see what I have for you in terms of MMA material. Let’s get going.
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