Unlike other professional sports, there is no offseason in MMA. Week in and week out, fight cards all over the world are taking place. Some weeks there will be major fight cards filled with big name fighters others, not so much, but there are fights taking place every week.

Regardless of whether the fighters are household names or not, The MMA Corner will preview the best fight taking place during the week.

This week’s Fight of the Week is the Bellator MMA featherweight title fight between Patricio Freire and Daniel Weichel.

On Friday, June 19, 2015 Bellator MMA heads to the Scottrade Center in St. Louis for Bellator 138: Unfinished Business. There Freire will look to defend his title for the second time against Weichel in the co-main event of the evening.

Since joining Bellator in 2010, Freire looked like he was destined to capture the featherweight title. But after coming up just short against Joe Warren and Pat Curran, many thought that he just didn’t have what it takes to be a champion. After that loss to Curran Freire caught fire, winning four in a row in route to his second Bellator featherweight tournament title.

At Bellator 123 in September of 2014, Freire would once again meet Curran. For all five rounds, Freire controlled the action and dictated the pace to Curran. Freire claimed the title via unanimous decision and cemented his place as one of the best featherweights in the world.

On the other side of the cage you have Weichel; a dangerous German grappler riding a seven-fight win streak with five of those wins coming by submission. Filling in for the injured Georgi Karakhanyan, Weichel earned this shot by winning the Bellator Season 10 Featherweight Tournament and by defeating former champion Pat Curran in his last outing.

Expect to see an exciting back and forth bout between two of the best featherweights in the world. This is the real main event for Bellator 138 and these two men will drive that fact home on Friday night.

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RJ Gardner
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RJ Gardner is a rabid sports fan and a long time MMA enthusiast. After watching UFC 1 at ripe old age of 11 RJ was hooked and his passion for the sport has continued to blossom over the years. RJ has been covering MMA since 2007 and has had work featured on Bleacher Report, SI.com, CBSSports.com and UFC.com. RJ is also a Petroleum Transportation Operations Manager during the day.