Bezerra (13-2), most recently saw an eight-fight win-streak snapped in the Bellator Season 6 Featherweight Tournament semifinals by friend and countryman, Marlon Sandro. Bezerra looked nothing but impressive in his run up-to the bout with Sandro, which effectively played out like sparring match. The Brazilian had finished all eight opponents in this most recent run.
Smith (10-1), who will be making his Bellator debut, is unbeaten since his sole loss in his pro debut. The Pennsylvanian holds seven career submission victories, and will look to test his grappling chops against the Brazilian standout.