Ruth, a former three-time NCAA national champion wrestler at Penn
State University, went 2-0 to begin his Bellator MMA tenure in
2016. After stopping Dustin-Collins Miles via first-round TKO in
his debut at Bellator 163, the 26-year-old did the same to Emanuele
Palombi a little more than one month later at Bellator 168.
Goodwine, meanwhile, is 1-0 as a professional.
Fortune was a Division II national champion wrestler at Grand
Canyon University. The 26-year-old heavyweight is also 2-0 with the
promotion, with TKO triumphs over Cody
Miskell at Bellator 163 and Will
Johnson at Bellator 171 to his credit. Busick will be making
his professional debut.
Bellator 178 takes place at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn.,
and is headlined by a featherweight championship clash between
Straus and Patricio
Freire. The main card will be televised on Spike at 9 p.m. ET/8
p.m. PT, with prelims streaming on Bellator.com immediately