Bellator 178 Update: Saad Awad, Ryan Quinn to Clash in Connecticut on April 21

By Tristen Critchfield Apr 4, 2017


A lightweight clash pitting Saad Awad against Ryan Quinn has been added to the Bellator 178 lineup.

The California-based promotion announced the pairing on Tuesday. Bellator 178 takes place at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn., on April 21 and is headlined by a featherweight championship clash between Daniel Straus and Patricio Freire. The evening’s main card will air on Spike at 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT.

Awad, 33, has last three of his last four in the Bellator cage. Most recently, the Milennia MMA product suffered a first-round knockout loss to Brennan Ward at Bellator 163 this past November. Awad owns a 7-5 career mark during his promotional tenure that includes wins over Will Brooks and Evangelista Santos.

Quinn, meanwhile, will be making his first Bellator MMA appearance since July 2015, when he submitted UFC veteran Waylon Lowe with a guillotine choke in the second round of their bout. The American Top Team product is 7-0 during an on-and-off stint with the promotion that began in 2010. Quinn is 13-6-1 as a professional overall.

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