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Brooklyn's Phillipe Nover returns to TV at Bellator 59

Brooklyn's Phillipe Nover, right, fights Rob Emerson at

Brooklyn's Phillipe Nover, right, fights Rob Emerson at 155 pounds at UFC 109 in Las Vegas on Feb. 6, 2010. Credit: UFC Photo

Phillipe Nover, a nurse from Brooklyn, is no stranger to fighting on television. He was a contestant and Season 8 of "The Ultimate Fighter," eventually losing in the final to Efrain Escudero.

Nover returns to primetime on Saturday when he fights Marcin Held on MTV 2 at 9 p.m. at Bellator 59 at Caesar's Palace in Atlantic City. The fight was moved to the main card Wednesday after Lyman Good was pulled from the card.

The rest of the Bellator 59 fight card looks like this:


Heavyweight Tournament Final Fight: Thiago Santos (10-1) vs. Eric Prindle (9-1)

Bantamweight Tournament Final Fight: Alexis Vila (11-0) vs. Eduardo Dantas (12-2)

Lightweight Feature Fight: Patricky Pitbull (9-2) vs. Kurt Pellegrino (16-6)

Lightweight Feature Fight: Marcin Held (11-2) vs. Phillipe Nover (5-3-1)


Catchweight (175 lbs.) Feature Fight: Karl Amoussou (12-4-2) vs. Jesus Martinez (6-1)

Welterweight Feature Fight: LeVon Maynard (11-8) vs. Chris Wing (3-1)

Catchweight (175 lbs.) Feature Fight: Lucas Pimenta (4-0) vs. Doug Gordon (11-10)

Featherweight Feature Fight: Brylan Van Artsdalen (5-2) vs. Scott Heckman (8-3)

Middleweight Feature Fight: Brandon Saling (6-4) vs. Gregory Milliard (1-2) 

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