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Bellator MMA Thread - Bellator 192 (Jan 20th)

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Just caught up on the two Bellator events from December. What a contract between the two...first of Bellator's show in Newcastle was a bit of a stinker and it looks like an absolute bust at the gate, the arena was pretty much empty, i think they may think twice about hitting random UK towns after this, teamed with BAMMA or not it wasn't a good look. In contrast the Italian show was rammed to the bleachers. It looked and sounded like it sold out based purely on the fact that Alessio Sakara headlined...who went on to get sparked by Carvalho in 40 seconds. I don't think ive ever heard the life getting sucked out of a builiding that quickly before.

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anyway's, scratch all that. If Bellator's end of 2017 felt like it was all a little phoned in, they are coming out of the gate in 2018 with an absolute belter:

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Douglas Lima vs. Rory MacDonald - Welterweight Title

Rampage Jackson vs. Chael Sonnen - Heavyweight Grand Prix Opening Round

Michael Chandler vs. Goiti Yamauchi

Aaron Pico vs. Shane Kruchten

Henry Corrales vs. Georgi Karakhanyan

Cracking stuff.

Lima/MacDonald is pretty much the best fight at 170 that can be made outside of the UFC, it's a must see.

Who fucking knows what happens with Rampage/Chael. If Chael can't take Rampage down he's in a world of shit. I don't expect it to be a good fight and i think there'll be a lot of stalling in grappling positions but i hope Rampage is able to clip Chael because going forward i want to see Rampage in there Fedor in the next round.

 

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9 hours ago, Egg Shen said:

i hope Rampage is able to clip Chael because going forward i want to see Rampage in there Fedor in the next round.

 

Absolutely. Problem there though, is Fedor has to get by Frank Mir first. I know Mir is washed up these days but I'm still not confident in Fedor anymore and Mir will be a fair bit bigger. I hope Fedor wins, I really do. Not sure about it though. 

Thats is a great looking card from Bellator though. I'm interested in all of those fights to some degree and I fucking love Rory vs Lima. That's one I'd happily go out of my way to see. 

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ive gone back and forth on Mir/Fedor but im going with Fedor by TKO. Mir fancies himself as a bit of boxer and Fedor still has the fast hands and packs power to put Mir on queer street. 

Here's hoping...

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I hope so, Egg. Mir has been gone fucking ages as well hasn't he? Without checking, getting put on his arse by Mark Hunt was his last fight before getting USADA'd, wasn't it? And despite losing, Fedor dropped Meathead in June before getting KO'd himself didn't he? He can definitely still crack. 

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I really hope so too. Mir may be washed up, but it feels like Fedor's been dried and put back in the cupboard. Either way, not really liking that both these guys are fighting. Don't want to see Fedor deteriorating further, and whilst I dislike Mir, it got uncomfortable seeing him take a beating some time ago.

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