Welterweights collide when Ryan Ford of Canada meets up with Brazilian veteran Luis Santos.
Ford is a very underrated welterweight, as he is extremely well-rounded and dangerous. At 17-4, he holds victories over UFC veterans Karo Parisyan, Tommy Speer and Pete Spratt (twice).
Ford is a vicious striker who also has the ability to submit opponents. He will have home-field advantage here, but he faces a very experienced opponent.
Santos is a Bellator tournament veteran. Holding a 50-7-1 record, Santos is equally well-rounded. He has heavy hands and a solid submission game.
Santos is a great striker but needs to be aware of the power Ford has. This fight should be a doozy.
Prediction: Ford def. Santos via decision or mid-round knockout