Friday night talkback thread: Makovsky defends title at Bellator, TUF rolls on and XFC 17

Maggie Hendricks

Zach "Funsize" Makovsky, who has a top-five nickname, will put his belt on the line against Eduardo Dantas at Bellator in Atlantic City tonight. Tournaments will also roll on. In the bantamweight tourney, Marcos Galvao will face Ed West and Luis Nogueira will take on Olympic wrestler Alexis Vila. Mike Corey will fight Daniel Straus for the right to face Marlon Sandro in the featherweight tournament final.

On "The Ultimate Fighter," Team Cruz and Team Faber are even with two wins a piece. Chris Tickle (from Team Cruz) and Joe Proctor (from Team Faber) will fight to give one of their teams an edge.

On HDNet, XFC 17 will feature Corey Hill, the TUF alum who suffered one of the ugliest leg injuries in UFC history, American Top Team standout Luciano dos Santos and Felice Herrig, an up-and-comer on the women's circuit.

Use this thread to talk about the night's fights. Tomorrow, we'll start the UFC on Fuel 2 for People Who Don't Have Fuel chat. Don't forget to give us your picks for the main card at UFC 145, too. Thank you for reading Cagewriter and for being so awesome.