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Bellator 149: ‘Shamrock vs Gracie 3’ fight card adds Emmanuel Sanchez vs Daniel Pineda

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Bellator 149: “Shamrock vs. Gracie 3” is set for Toyota Center in Houston, Texas, on Feb. 19, 2016, featuring a third — and likely final — meeting between aging mixed martial arts (MMA) legends Ken Shamrock and Royce Gracie in the Spike TV main event of the evening.

As Bellator MMA moves closer to another one of its “tent pole” events, more bouts are being revealed, including an intriguing Featherweight match up between Emmanuel Sanchez (12-2) and Daniel Pineda (21-11).

Sanchez is on a bit of a roll in the division, picking up his second straight win via split decision in a highly competitive fight with Justin Lawrence. No rest for the wicked, though, as Sanchez returns to battle Pineda, a man who also holds a win over Justin Lawrence from when both fighters were still employed by UFC.

Pineda has a bit of momentum in his own right, carrying a three-fight win streak from Legacy FC into his Bellator return, a fight that is currently scheduled to be featured on the “Shamrock vs. Gracie” televised main card.

In addition to the two aforementioned bouts, Bellator 149 will also showcase a Heavyweight slobberknocker between Miami, Fla., street-fighting legends — and former friends ….View original article

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