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Ryan Quinn set to face Saad Awad at Bellator 178 in Connecticut

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Bellator 178 is getting a nice addition, in the form of two game lightweights squaring off.

On Tuesday, Bellator announced via its Twitter page that the Inland Empire’s Saad Awad (19-9) would return to the Mohegan Sun to face local Connecticut fighter Ryan Quinn (13-6-1).

For Awad, who hails from San Bernardino, it’ll be a return to Uncasville, where he last faced Brennan Ward at Bellator 163 in November. The fight was memorable in that Awad and Ward stood toe-to-toe after a brief verbal exchange, ending with a first-round KO for Ward.

Before then Awad dropped a decision against Derek Anderson at Bellator 160.

The Danbury-based Quinn, however, is on a two-fight win streak. He last competed at Bellator 140, in which he scored a submission victory over veteran Waylon Lowe (guillotine). All told American Top Team fighter, who has competed in other promotions, has gone 7-0 when fighting in Bellator.

Bellator 178 takes place April 21 at the Mohegan Sun, and will feature a featherweight title fight between Patricio Freire and Daniel Straus, as well as a women’s flyweight battle between Ilima-Lei MacFarlane and Jessica Middleton.

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