The California-based promotion announced the pairing on Tuesday.
Bellator 178 takes place at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn.,
on April 21 and is headlined by a featherweight championship clash
Straus and Patricio
Freire. The evening’s main card will air on Spike at 9 p.m.
ET/8 p.m. CT.
Awad, 33, has last three of his last four in the Bellator cage.
Most recently, the Milennia MMA product suffered a first-round
knockout loss to Brennan
Ward at Bellator 163 this past November. Awad owns a 7-5 career
mark during his promotional tenure that includes wins over Will Brooks
Quinn, meanwhile, will be making his first Bellator MMA appearance
since July 2015, when he submitted UFC veteran Waylon Lowe
with a guillotine choke in the second round of their bout. The
American Top Team product is 7-0 during an on-and-off stint with
the promotion that began in 2010. Quinn is 13-6-1 as a professional