The fight under that one is no slouch, either: it's Ben Henderson against Donald Cerrone in a rematch of a fight that won multiple Fight Of The Year honors for 2009. Will Cerrone finally be able to make the hyper-flexible Henderson tap like he almost did on multiple occasions during their last rumble? Or will Henderson catch Cerrone with a flash submission like he did to unify the titles against Jamie Varner? Or will something else happen? That's the problem with hypothetical questions. Brown gets another appearance as well in a fight against Manny Gamburyan. Expect the winner of that one to receive the next shot against the winner of Aldo/Faber.
Bellator Second Season (Thursday nights starting April 8th, 8 PM ET, FSN): Bellator's first season produced highlight after highlight, so MMA fans will be looking to see if they can keep it up in their second year - or if they'll suffer a sophomore slump.
This year, Bellator returns with four brackets from featherweight to middleweight. The April 8th show features SI coverboy Roger Huerta making his return to MMA after some dalliances with the entertainment world. On April 15th, they're touting a first-round match with two-time NCAA champion wrestler Ben Askren. Keep an eye on the fights on FSN or, if you miss them, on the highlight shows airing Saturdays on NBC.
Inactive Promotions: DREAM should have had a nice little space for itself above; sadly for them, they were forced to cancel their April 24th event without a big name to hype in Korea. Is the talent pool contracting too quickly for the Asian promotions? World Victory Road finds itself in a similar position. They won't put on another Sengoku event until June.
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