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Bellator MMA Thread - Bellator 202 & 203 (July 13th/14th)

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16 hours ago, Egg Shen said:

Off point but related, MVP is boxing in London tomorrow on a Joe Joyce headlined card, had no idea that was happening until a few minutes ago. Its on Dave from 9pm.

 

I had no idea about this, thanks for the head up, buddy!

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Getting this in early but Bellator pull double duty next weekend.

202: Not interesting in that main event in the slightest. Bellator are really pushing the women but it just isn't doing it for me. Im not really sure how the women will help pull in viewers when Bellator are noted to be taking a hit in viewership. Im sure there's still an audience for it, but outside of the top fights in the UFC i just have no desire to see it anymore.

That co-main event is legit though. That's one of the better fights Bellator can put on at the moment. Dantas/McDonald is worth everyones time.

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Julia Budd vs. Talita Nogueira - Women's Featherweight Title

Eduardo Dantas vs. Michael McDonald

Chris Honeycutt vs. Leo Leite

Yaroslav Amosov vs. Gerald Harris

203: This is another MMA/Kickboxing event from Italy. Weichel/Pitbull 2 is a rematch from a 2015 fight. Weichel was putting a bit of a beating on Pitbull that night but got caught by a hook late in round 2 and lost by KO. Weichel may be the most underrated and under the radar fighter in Bellator (8-1 against good opposition), i think he might be taking home the belt next Saturday.

Don't know a lot about Jamie Sloane but going by his record he's a bit of a kill or be killed fighter so him vs. Sakara is perfect. Allesio Sakara losing his dream title fight in Italy was tough last December and a bit of a strange thing to see but it'll be cool to see him fight in Italy again because the crowd will go banana.

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Patricio Pitbull vs. Daniel Weichel - Featherweight Title

Allesio Sakara vs. Jamie Sloane

Andrey Koreshkov vs. Vaso Bakocevic

Simone La Preziosa vs. Radu Maxim

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I see Bellator have announced a Welterweight tournament, which starts 29/9 to kick off their DAZN deal.

It will feature Yaroslav Amosov, Jon Fitch, Neiman Gracie, Andrey Koreshkov, Lorenz Larkin, Douglas Lima, Rory MacDonald, Michael Page and Ed Ruth.

Coker sure loves a "World Grand Prix", which I'm delighted about.

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3 hours ago, ColinBollocks said:

I see Bellator have announced a Welterweight tournament, which starts 29/9 to kick off their DAZN deal.

It will feature Yaroslav Amosov, Jon Fitch, Neiman Gracie, Andrey Koreshkov, Lorenz Larkin, Douglas Lima, Rory MacDonald, Michael Page and Ed Ruth.

Coker sure loves a "World Grand Prix", which I'm delighted about.

Apparently Paul Daley is part of it now as well and will possibly fight MVP.

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I don't doubt it's the plan, just can't see them both ending up in the cage opposite each other anytime soon. Either one of them will get injured or MVP will somehow suddenly end up boxing a 11-9 Latvian on Dave instead. I really hope it happens but it's just one of those fights I struggle to see materialising. 

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Apparently Neiman Gracie Vs Jon Fitch & Ed Ruth Vs Yaroslav Amosav will be fighting to get into the tournament as 3 of them are pretty unknown & Jon Fitch is quite boring, Ruth & Fitch probably win.

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37 minutes ago, wandshogun09 said:

I don't doubt it's the plan, just can't see them both ending up in the cage opposite each other anytime soon. Either one of them will get injured or MVP will somehow suddenly end up boxing a 11-9 Latvian on Dave instead. I really hope it happens but it's just one of those fights I struggle to see materialising. 

I think the DAZN thing helps. I imagine Bellator need to come the gate firing on all cylinders for that. 

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I heard Meltzer on Observer Radio today saying that the Welterweight title will be defended in every round, so whoever draws Rory first, will be doing so for a spot in the semi-final, as well as for the belt. I love that idea. 

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Pretty shitty for Rory, unless they make all GP fights 5 rounders. They could easily do that though, they've had the HW gp headline 4 separate events, I know why they didn't do 5 rounds there as most of those fights you probably wouldn't want to watch 25 minutes of it.

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Scott Coker has already said they’re looking at making all Welterweight Grand Prix fights 5 rounds.

If Rory leaves with the title, that’s a hell of a fucking story.

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