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Bellator Fighting Championships: Round 2
« on: November 10, 2017, 09:03:38 AM »
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Re: Bellator Fighting Championships: Round 2
« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2017, 07:00:55 AM »
Rampage vs. Sonnen
Mitrione vs. Nelson
Bader vs. Lawal
Fedor vs. Mir

This isn't exactly what I wanted but lol Rampage vs. Chael.
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Re: Bellator Fighting Championships: Round 2
« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2017, 07:40:54 AM »
Fat Rampage getting outwrestled by an off-the-juice Chael will be sad.

Also I think Mo might be a pretty bad style match-up for Bader.

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Re: Bellator Fighting Championships: Round 2
« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2017, 07:52:25 AM »
That Fedor/Mir dream match a decade in the making doe

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Re: Bellator Fighting Championships: Round 2
« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2017, 09:36:05 AM »
That Fedor/Mir dream match a decade in the making doe

CHOOOOO CHOOOOOO


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Re: Bellator Fighting Championships: Round 2
« Reply #5 on: November 28, 2017, 12:24:49 PM »



2 things.... I guess I figured they'd do round 1 all on one mega card. Secondly, they removed a lot of the fun of this idea by putting the smaller guys against each other, I was hoping for some total freak show stuff  :(

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Re: Bellator Fighting Championships: Round 2
« Reply #6 on: November 28, 2017, 02:22:10 PM »
Yeah but this guarantees some freak show stuff for the next round.

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Re: Bellator Fighting Championships: Round 2
« Reply #7 on: December 07, 2017, 06:45:14 AM »

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Re: Bellator Fighting Championships: Round 2
« Reply #8 on: December 14, 2017, 06:00:53 AM »
Mayday McDonald and Val Letourneau making their debuts tomorrow night and the show is on tape delay. SMDH.

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Re: Bellator Fighting Championships: Round 2
« Reply #9 on: December 28, 2017, 05:10:28 AM »
Jimmy Smith and Bellator have parted ways.

UFC, pick this fuckin' guy up. One of the best CC guys in broadcasting.

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Re: Bellator Fighting Championships: Round 2
« Reply #10 on: January 09, 2018, 07:33:45 AM »
Big John McCarthy has retired from his career as a referee and will be joining Bellator as a commentator. Sounds like it will be Goldberg as a permanent PBP guy with a rotation of Chael/McCarthy/Mir as CC.

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Re: Bellator Fighting Championships: Round 2
« Reply #11 on: January 09, 2018, 12:50:46 PM »
Goldberg/BJM commentating for Bellator will be surreal.

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Re: Bellator Fighting Championships: Round 2
« Reply #12 on: January 10, 2018, 12:50:57 AM »
From a technical knowledge standpoint he's a great pickup but he doesn't have a ton of broadcasting experience. The upside for him is that he won't have a Rogan to work alongside that will be trying to out-do him.

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Re: Bellator Fighting Championships: Round 2
« Reply #13 on: January 12, 2018, 09:11:56 AM »
Jimmy Smith and Bellator have parted ways.

UFC, pick this fuckin' guy up. One of the best CC guys in broadcasting.

And they have indeed signed him.

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Re: Bellator Fighting Championships: Round 2
« Reply #14 on: January 19, 2018, 04:07:26 AM »
Rampage just weighed in at 253 lirl
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Re: Bellator Fighting Championships: Round 2
« Reply #15 on: January 19, 2018, 04:14:21 AM »
How did he look (fat)?

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Re: Bellator Fighting Championships: Round 2
« Reply #16 on: January 19, 2018, 04:21:46 AM »
How did he look (fat)?

I hadn't seen the pics initially but he looks like he went on a full roid regiment.

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Re: Bellator Fighting Championships: Round 2
« Reply #17 on: January 19, 2018, 04:42:44 AM »
Yeah he's around the same weight he fought Mo at but looks way better and he's too lazy to get there naturally so I'm gonna go with roids too.

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Re: Bellator Fighting Championships: Round 2
« Reply #18 on: January 19, 2018, 04:56:18 AM »
I thought Rampage's style was bad for Chael even if he was out of shape. Now...

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Re: Bellator Fighting Championships: Round 2
« Reply #19 on: January 19, 2018, 04:57:06 AM »
we might see a slam tomorrow after Chael mentally quits.

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Re: Bellator Fighting Championships: Round 2
« Reply #20 on: January 19, 2018, 05:00:23 AM »
Neither guy has any game of their back and both are mentally weak so basically whoever hits the first takedown wins.

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Re: Bellator Fighting Championships: Round 2
« Reply #21 on: January 19, 2018, 05:09:36 AM »
Both are damaged goods but Rampage has more left, even at this point.

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Re: Bellator Fighting Championships: Round 2
« Reply #22 on: January 19, 2018, 05:22:11 AM »
Rampage has been finished 5 times in 50 fights, most of which were spent fighting against the best of the absolute best over ten years. Even in those finishes, he showed how tough he was. He fought with broken ribs against Rua when Rua was at his most roided and dangerous, and was basically a walking punching bag for a few minutes until the ref had to step in. He ate 50 knees against Wanderlei and was so beat up he was tipped over by the ref intervening to save his life, but he never quit the entire time. He had to legit be put to sleep in one of the most vicious ways I've ever seen in the second Wanderlei fight. His two submission losses are when he was super green against one of the P4P GOAT's, and after fending off the roided P4P GOAT's takedowns for three rounds.

Everyone else he's beaten or simply been overwhelmed with top grappling by. Even in those fights like against Rashad, he was lighting him up at the end and probably would have KO'd him in the 'championship rounds'. He fought back, he didn't break.

I agree his game off of his back has no offence and little defence, and that's why he's lost more fights than he should have. But that's due to a lack of skill, not mental weakness. I think that's ridiculous to say, because Rampage would be on my list of toughest guys in the history of the sport.

Compare that to Chael's record of quitting any time a strong man puts him on his back, or how he reacts to getting hit on the feet and being out of range for a takedown, and it's not even close. fake edit: ffs Chael has literally been finished in 14 of his 15 losses, I just checked. I didn't realize it was that bad lirl that's a guy who wilts when he can't impose his will. He's been finished in a third of his professional fights, and looking at his record it's consistent from the beginning of his career.

Chael might get a takedown in this fight, he might win a boring decision if those muscles are all show and no go. It's hard to predict these old dawg fights, but I think Rampage is roided and in decent shape, and is less broken down than Chael. Who knows, but to put it another way, anyone who tells you prime Rampage doesn't murder prime Chael probably posts on The_Donald.

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Re: Bellator Fighting Championships: Round 2
« Reply #23 on: January 19, 2018, 05:41:58 AM »
Okay, looking up Chael pics on Twitter he looks even more roided, and is lean to boot. That means he's on a lot of EPOs so I'm sure he has the gas tank to go three hard Chael-style rounds. So I REALLY don't know what's going to happen.

Looks like these guys figured out Bellator's 'testing' system, this tournament is gonna be like going back in time to the PRIDE days.

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Re: Bellator Fighting Championships: Round 2
« Reply #24 on: January 19, 2018, 06:34:43 AM »
Not freakshow enough to be like PRIDE. Chael is a small guy compared to the others but not as undersized as, like, Minowa against Hong-Man Choi.

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Re: Bellator Fighting Championships: Round 2
« Reply #25 on: January 19, 2018, 07:14:04 AM »
Rampage is a decent wrestler that can throw.  At one time he may have had the best hands in the sport.  If he can keep Chael from dry humping him the whole fight he should be good.

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Re: Bellator Fighting Championships: Round 2
« Reply #26 on: January 19, 2018, 07:31:48 PM »
Doesn't Rampage have a bad back now that prevents him from wrestling well anymore?

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Re: Bellator Fighting Championships: Round 2
« Reply #27 on: January 20, 2018, 04:35:26 PM »
Chael’s shittalking game just feels so old since Conor has come along. I always get a laugh when he does his “I’m a bad man” speech after a snoozer decision win.

What a mediocre show.

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Re: Bellator Fighting Championships: Round 2
« Reply #28 on: January 20, 2018, 05:08:13 PM »
I loved the announcers putting over the Grand Prix excitement while Fatpage and Sonnen laid around motionless.

Page's corner delivered the always useful "Don't let him take you down" advice.

Matt Mitrone's talking always impresses me.

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Re: Bellator Fighting Championships: Round 2
« Reply #29 on: January 20, 2018, 05:11:56 PM »
Bigggest highlight of the night was seeing that McCarthy is going to be solid on commentary moving forward.

Rory finally got a title. And it was way forgettable.

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Re: Bellator Fighting Championships: Round 2
« Reply #30 on: January 20, 2018, 05:49:24 PM »
Mir knocks out Bader in the finals.

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Re: Bellator Fighting Championships: Round 2
« Reply #32 on: April 06, 2018, 05:41:48 PM »
They finally found a fight Benson could win in Bellator. What a joke matchup. Huerta hasn’t been honest to goodness relevant in nearly a decade. He’s won 4 out of his last 13. And not a meaningful win out of the four.

Sick flying knee finish on the show though.

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Re: Bellator Fighting Championships: Round 2
« Reply #33 on: April 28, 2018, 02:28:23 PM »
FEDOR TAKING OUT THE FUCKIN TRASH
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Re: Bellator Fighting Championships: Round 2
« Reply #34 on: April 28, 2018, 02:54:52 PM »
Those two old beefy men had an action fight for the 48 seconds it lasted. The Fedor slam was nice and I'm glad he has one last KO in him. I think he could beat Chael if he bombs on him early. Chael probably catches him off balance with takedowns and gets a boring decision win.

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Re: Bellator Fighting Championships: Round 2
« Reply #35 on: April 28, 2018, 03:46:18 PM »
How weird was it to have the Bellator announcers talk about the speed advantage of a 41 year old who hadn't won a fight for real in years. Great card tho.

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Re: Bellator Fighting Championships: Round 2
« Reply #36 on: April 28, 2018, 03:50:29 PM »
Fun card. Submissions out the ass.

I just don’t like Mauro calling MMA. “Fedor has turned back time!” Ehh. Nah, went down to a shot that a younger Fedor would have eaten and not felt a thing.

Didn’t think Fedor would win tonight. That chin is so far gone that I was expecting a real embarrassing loss here. Very glad that wasn’t the case.

Chael’s trash talk in 2018 comes off prehistoric.

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Re: Bellator Fighting Championships: Round 2
« Reply #37 on: May 10, 2018, 05:51:34 AM »
Watching Fedor fight in the current era is kind of sad.  Regardless of opponent he just looks like he is in there recklessly swinging away and he is getting hit as much as he is hitting his opponent. Every fight he looks on the verge of being destroyed himself and it's just a matter of if he gets his opponent first.
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Re: Bellator Fighting Championships: Round 2
« Reply #38 on: May 12, 2018, 03:23:35 PM »
I really don’t like Mauro on commentary. Kongo having one exciting finish in years doesn’t make him not boring.

Bader practically one-punching Mo warmed my heart. I’m so tired of Mo being sold as a big superstar. Like Kongo, he’s just a a drag to watch.

Was hoping to see Daley sleep Fitch.

Bader vs Mitrione would have been my finals pick had they been on opposite brackets.

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Re: Bellator Fighting Championships: Round 2
« Reply #39 on: June 22, 2018, 07:21:56 AM »
Lyoto Machida has signed with Bellator. Huh.

Also Michael Chandler's deal is up soon, hopefully he signs with UFC.




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Re: Bellator Fighting Championships: Round 2
« Reply #40 on: June 22, 2018, 07:49:41 AM »
https://www.mmafighting.com/2018/6/20/17483780/wanderlei-silva-says-fighting-rampage-jackson-in-september-bellator

Coincidentally, I heard this news as I was reading a book on Ali fighting as an old man, leading to even more health issues for him.

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Re: Bellator Fighting Championships: Round 2
« Reply #41 on: June 26, 2018, 12:21:15 AM »
Interesting to note that the UFC matched Lyoto's Bellator offered and he still wouldn't re-sign with them. I think that's a first because IIRC in the cases of guys like Davis, Rory, Larkin, Bader and Mousasi they let them walk without a counter offer.

Also on the September 29th card Bellator will be kicking off a Welterweight Grand Prix. Rory gets a bye and will be entered into the tourney after the opening round but it's expecting that we'll see Douglas Lima vs Andrey Koreshkov III and possibly Paul Daley vs MVP on that card too.