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Понеже Bellator набраха скорост последните 2-3 месеца e редно да има тема и за тях, а и все пак имаме българско участие там. Няма смисъл да пускам тема за всяко шоу, защото те са буквално всяка седмица, а просто ще ги събирам в една тема по подобие на тези за индитата в кеча. Ще гледам да пускам card-a и някакво превю всяка седмица.

 

Bellator 41:

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Дата: 16 Април 2011

Място: Cocopah Resort and Casino, Юма, Аризона

Излъчване: MTV 2

Main Event:

137lbs.: Joe Warren (6-1) vs. Marcos Galvao (9-3)

Televised Card:

135lbs.: Zach Machovsky (12-2) vs. Chad Robichaux (11-0) (Non-Title Fight)

145lbs.: Wilson Reis (12-2) vs. Patricio Friere (15-1) (FW Tournament Semi-Final)

145lbs.: Kenny Foster (9-2) vs. Daniel Straus (15-3) (FW Tournament Semi-Final)

 

Леко уточнение. Bellator работят на схемата турнири, които определят новите претенденти. Междувременно, шампионът се бие в мачове, в които титлата не е заложена. Също така Bellator имат undercard, но той не се излъчва, за това и не съм го включил.

Оглеждайте се за Joe Warren, който е FW шампионът, но планира да се включи в Bantamweight турнира и да държи две титли, като междувременно ще опита да намери място в отборът на САЩ по класическа борба за Олимпиадата в Лондон.

Друг интересен мач ще е този между Wilson Reis, който това му е трети турнир (има два 1/2 финала), срещу Patricio Friere, финалиста от миналият сезон и брат на сегашния Lightweight финалист, Patricky "Pitbull" Friere.

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Предното шоу като цяло беше разочароващо. Продукцията беше на изключително слабо ниво, защото шоуто беше на открито и слънцето пречеше изключително на реферите и на самите бойци. Да не говорим, че температурата стигаше близо 40 градуса и самото шоу приличаше на някой селски панаир. Рейтингът също беше крайно разочароващ (~130 хиляди), най-слабият им рейтинг по MTV.

В ME, Joe Warren спечели изключително спорно решение срещу Galvao, което е поредното черно петно върху съдийството като цяло. След този мач, плановете на Warren изглеждат просто като нереализуеми мечти. Другият шампион постигна изключително убедителна победа срещу доста скромния Chad Robichau.

Шоуто определено открадна Patricio "Pitbull" Friere, който отново успя да победи Wilson Reis и за втори пореден път се класира за финала срещу изненадата на турнира, Daniel Straus. Той и брат му (Patricky "Pitbull" Friere) са едни от големите бразилски таланти. Highlights:

Следващото шоу ще включва само три мача:

Дата: 23 Април 2011

Място: Lucky Star Casino, Кончо, Оклахома

Излъчване: MTV 2

Main Event:

205lbs.: D.J. Linderman (9-1) vs. Richard Hale (16-3) (LHW Tournament Semi-Final)

Televised Card:

153lbs.: Josh Arocho (6-9) vs. Ronnie Mann (18-2) (Catchweight)

205lbs.: Christian M'Pumbu (16-3) vs. Tim Carpenter (7-0) (LHW Tournament Semi-Final)

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Време е да възродя темата:
 
 

Bellator 108

Date: November 15, 2013
Venue: Revel
Location: Atlantic City, New Jersey
 
Main Card (on Spike TV):
 
Quinton “Rampage” Jackson (32-11) vs. Joey Beltran (14-9)

Alexander Volkov (19-3) © vs. Vitaliy Minakov (12-0) (Bellator HW Title)
Patricio Freire (20-2) vs. Justin Wilcox (13-5-1) (Bellator FW Tournament Final)
Marcos Galvao (13-6-1) vs. Tom McKenna (7-3)
Nah Shon Burrell (9-3) vs. Dante Rivera (15-7)
 
Preliminary Card (on Spike.com):

Chip Moraza Pollard vs. Sam Oropeza
Tom DeBlass vs. Jason Lambert
Will Martinez vs. Kevin Roddy
Liam McGeary vs. Najim Wali
Kenny Foster vs. Anthony Morrison
Ryan Cafaro vs. Dan Matala
Sergio da Silva vs. Rob Sullivan
 

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Bellator bantamweight champion Eduardo Dantas (15-3) will attempt to successfully defend his belt for a second time when he collides against 2013 Summer Series tourney winner Rafael Silva (21-3) in the headlining bout of Bellator 111, which takes place March 7 at the WinStar World Casino in Thackerville, OK.

In addition, the night's Spike TV main card will feature the opening round of season 10's eight-man heavyweight tournament.

Bellator officials announced the news on Thursday, confirming a previous report by MMAFighting.com.

Dantas, 24, is undefeated in five Bellator contests, having stormed through season five's bantamweight tourney then dethroned former champion Zach Makovsky via second-round arm triangle choke. After losing to Tyson Nam outside the promotion, Dantas rebounded by knocking out Nova União teammate Marcos Galvão to defend his Bellator title in early 2013.

"I've said all along I want to prove that I'm the true Bellator champion, because being the Bellator bantamweight world champion is the achievement of a dream for me," Dantas said in a statement. "Rafael and I are friends, but Marcos Galvao and I are like brothers and I know I had a job to do then, and I know I have a job to do now."

Across the cage, Silva, 28, looks to extend his torrid 13-fight win streak, which included back to back victories over Rodrigo Lima and Anthony Leone to take home the grand prize from Bellator's 2013 Summer Series bantamweight tournament.

"I love Eduardo Dantas as a fighter and as a person," Silva said. "We are good friends and I always cheer for him when he fights. I really like this guy. As a fighter he is as good as someone can be, but I know what this fight means to me, and nothing is going to get in the way of that. Nothing."

Elsewhere on the card, the four quarterfinal match-ups for Bellator's season 10 heavyweight tourney are finalized.

On one side of the bracket, Ryan Martinez (10-3) will take on former UFC bruiser Lavar Johnson (17-8), and season nine finalist Peter Graham (9-6) will meet Mighty Mo (5-2).

Opposite them, Bulgarian Sambo champion Blagoi Ivanov (9-0), who nearly died after being stabbed in the heart in 2011, will take on season seven finalist Rich Hale (21-6), and Mark Holata (12-4) will lock horns with former Bellator champion Alexander Volkov (19-4).

"I am ready to get back into the tournament and get my belt back," Volkov said. "I have continued to make improvements in my game and I will prove to the fans why I am one of the best heavyweights in the world. Nothing will stop me from getting the championship belt back."

http://www.mmafighting.com/2014/1/9/5292192/bellator-111-bantamweight-champ-eduardo-dantas-vs-rafael-silva-heavyweight-tournament

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Успех на Багата! Самият факт, че е отново на ринга е огромно постижение само по себе си. Дано да постигне нещо и тоя път да е без контузии.

 

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Пожелавам на Багата да не си счупи и двете ръце тоя път.

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I AM THE MAN. WHEN I WALK THE GROUND SHAKES. I JACK JUSTICE HAS NO COMPATION FOR ANY LIVING SOUL!!!!!!!!!!!!! BECAUSE IM JACK JUSTICE AND JACK JUSTICE RULES THIS WORLD!!!!!!!!!!

 

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Още един ME обявен:

One more trilogy will go down in 2014 as Daniel Straus puts his Bellator featherweight title on the line against former champion Pat Curran on March 14 in Chicago, Ill., at Bellator 112.

Straus (22-4) earned a shot at the featherweight champion after winning the sixth season of the 145-pound tournament, later becoming the champion with a decision win over Curran at Bellator 106.

"Whenever you fight, each win means something different and I know this one is incredibly important," Straus said in a release. "I want to continue to be a top notch fighter, and earn that respect I think I deserve. I know this is going to be a different fight than the last time. Each time we have fought, Pat and myself have been different fighters, and this will fight will be no different."

Curran (19-5) will have a chance to get back the Bellator title after suffering his first loss since dropping to the featherweight division in 2011, and he promises to reclaim the title in March.

"I’m just ready to get back into the cage and get another shot at Daniel," Curran said. "He’s an unbelievable fighter, and I know I have to be better on March 14. I had a few things going on in my life when we fought in November, but those things are behind me and I don’t like to make excuses.

"Daniel is going to be a different fighter when we fight again, and so am I. Hammond has been a great fight city for me, it’s where I won the belt for the first time, and it’s where I’m going to reclaim it."

Patricio Freire will wait for another shot at the title with Bellator’s decision to give Curran an immediate rematch.

"Daniel Straus and Pat Curran are two of the best featherweights on the planet and deserve every ounce and praise and recognition they receive," Bellator’s Bjorn Rebney said. "Our featherweight division continues to be the deepest and strongest featherweight division in MMA, and I’m very excited to have this title fight headline a huge night of fights on March 14 from The Horseshoe Hammond."

Bellator 112 will also have the semifinals of the next welterweight tournament as Joe Riggs fights Sam Oropeza and War Machine takes on Nah-Shon Burrell in the opening round.

http://www.mmafighting.com/2014/1/13/5305320/daniel-strauss-vs-pat-curran-3-to-headline-bellator-112-in-march

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Rampage Jackson и King Mo ще се бият в следващия им LHW турнир:

When Quinton "Rampage" Jackson signed with Bellator last year, there was little talk of him entering tournaments and going for championships. But after one fight, he's jumping in all the way for a run at Bellator's light heavyweight title.

He's hoping the first leg of a successful journey starts at Bellator's season opener on Feb. 28 on Spike TV in its usual Friday night slot at 9 p.m. ET, taking place at the Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville, Conn.

Jackson (33-11), a former UFC light heavyweight champion who one of MMA's best known active fighters, faces former Bellator light heavyweight champion Christian M'Pumbu (18-5-1) in the first round of a four-man tournament to get a title shot. Mikhail Zayats (22-7) takes on former Strikeforce light heavyweight champion "King" Mo Lawal (11-3, 1 no-contest) in the other semifinal that night.

The tournament winner will face the winner of a March 21 title fight in Wichita, Kan., where champion Attila Vegh (29-4-2) defends his title against interim champion Emmanuel Newton (22-7-1), who holds two wins over the past year against Lawal.

The show will also feature the opening round of an eight-man featherweight tournament. Because Bellator usually has four, and a maximum of five fights on its live broadcast, at least one featherweight tournament match will be on the Spike.com prelims that night. Participants in the tournament were not announced.

"Yeah, I wasn't interested in doing the tournament," admitted Jackson, who ended a three-fight losing streak in the UFC with a first-round knockout of Joey Beltran in his Bellator debut on Nov. 15. "For a tournament, I like how Pride was, two fights in one day (in the finals). My manager told me I should fight in the tournament so I can win the belt. Why not be champion? A lot of things come with the championship belt. My manager talked me into it, and this is the toughest tournament in MMA. I want to establish myself as top of the food chain."

Jackson, 35, who insisted his ailing knees are back at 100 percent, faces M'Pumbu, a 36-year-old kickboxer who was born in Congo but now lives in France. M'Pumbu is an undersized light heavyweight who would actually be a small framed middleweight by current standards. He captured Bellator's tournament for the title in 2011, but after his tournament win, lost a non-title to Travis Wiuff, and then dropped his title to Vegh via decision on Feb. 28. This will be his first fight in exactly one year.

At the press call on Monday to announce the tournament, Jackson kept, on purpose, botching M'Pumbu's name, but then saying it's all in fun, calling him names like Christian A boo-boo and Christian M poo-poo.

"People shouldn't take anything I say personally," he said, when asked if M'Pumbu might be offended by Jackson continually making fun of his name. "I like to joke around a lot. If you take it seriously, it reflects on you. And really, his name is complicated for me to pronounce."

Zayats, a Russian who is a former world champion in combat Sambo, lost a tournament final to Newton in March, but rebounded by knocking out Aaron Rosa in 47 seconds on Oct. 11.

Lawal, who along with Jackson and Tito Ortiz were Bellator's most heavily promoted signings since going on SpikeTV. The former national champion wrestler is trying to rebound from his second loss to Newton. When signed, Lawal was expected to dominate Bellator's light heavyweight ranks.

At 33, the former world-class wrestler had multiple surgeries due to a staph infection in his leg in 2012, and may not have fully recovered, as he didn't have the same wrestling game as in the past in his second fight with Newton on Nov. 2 in Long Beach. .

"I'm not going to sit here and say I'm changing up my whole game plan, and you are going to see a new fighter," said Lawal. "That's just not me. I know what I do. I know who I am, and that's who you are going to see on Feb. 28, plain and simple. Me. It's all about getting that belt."

Jackson and Lawal had a very public feud a few years back, but it was somewhat settled. If they were to meet in the tournament final, it would likely the most talked about company fight, with the exception of the two Eddie Alvarez vs. Michael Chandler bouts.

"Well, there's no secret that King Mo and I didn't see eye-to-eye years ago," said Jackson. "I don't know what his problem was. We did a signing together with MMA Elite. We were civil. We're human beings, not wild animals. But we don't hang out. We don't go clubbing. He's a fighter just like I am. You put someone in the cage with me, and I'll try to knock King Mo out. As long as he keeps his mouth shut, I won't try to kill him."

Jackson noted that he has no interest in a fight with Tito Ortiz, which had been scheduled for November, before Ortiz fractured his neck in training. He also said he hasn't heard a word about a potential fight with Roy Jones Jr., which at one point was talked about as a potential Bellator pay-per-view bout.

"I'm worried about Christian M'Pumbu," he said. "He's the only person on my mind."

http://www.mmafighting.com/2014/1/20/5328306/rampage-and-king-mo-headline-bellator-tournament-in-season-opener

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Малко новини и покрай другия ни български боец в Bellator, Atanas Djambazov (18-3-0). Той ще се бие на Bellator 110 (28 февруари 2014) срещу Egidijus Valavicius (25-10-0). Това ще е вторият му двубой за Bellator, след като миналата година загуби от сегашния LHW Interim шампион, Emanuel Newton.

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Истинският пробем с Tito е вратът му, който в момента е толкова чуплив, че не е препоръчано да се занимава с MMA професионално повече. Естествено, на Tito му трябват пари, така че ще поеме този риск. Bellator реално го взеха за PPV-то, което се провали заради него, а сега за него реално няма място в компанията. Не, че няма как да го използват, но за парите, които Tito иска, Bellator имат по-добри опции. 

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Интервю с Bjorn Rebney за Gilbert, визията му за бъдещето и brand management-а. Малко лицемерно от човек, с оглед на фиаското с Alvarez и раздялата им с Ben Askren, но като цяло има много истина в това, че присъствието на Bellator прави нещата за бойците много по-добри.

The deal signed between Gilbert Melendez and Bellator on Friday opens the door to some of the biggest fights in Bellator history. The plan would be to have Melendez debut in the spring. But the ball is in the UFC's court, as it has the right to match the offer.

The announcement on Friday that Gilbert Melendez had agreed to terms to a multi-fight and multi-year deal with Bellator could mark the first time in four years that UFC would have lost a genuine top title contender to an outside promotion when their contract expired.

But even if it doesn't work out that way, it is a signal of a significant change in the business of mixed martial arts, in particular, leverage for the top fighters from all organizations when their contracts come due.

The deal has put the UFC in a position, for the first time in several years, to have to use the matching terms clause in their contract. While Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney wasn't clear on the exact date, the time frame for UFC to agree to match the offer or Melendez will be able to execute the new deal is a relatively short window, believed to expire sometime in March.

Matching terms can be far trickier than it sounds on the surface, given the issues between Eddie Alvarez and Bellator last year, That wound up in a court case over exactly what matching terms entailed. Eventually, an out-of-court settlement was reached which led to Alvarez back fighting for Bellator.

The last time UFC was in a situation where a legitimate top title contender left the promotion was in late 2009, when Dan Henderson, who had been in serious talks for a middleweight title shot at Anderson Silva, frustrated with how his UFC negotiations were going, signed a lucrative deal with Strikeforce. But the bargaining leverage for most top fighters disappeared when Zuffa purchased Strikeforce in early 2011.

Rebney indicated this wouldn't be the last time something like this would happen. He noted they are going to aggressively go after the best fighters when they are legally allowed to, and said they are in talks with name talent right now.

"Some of them you'd know by first name alone, and some are guys you've never heard of who will become the next Michael Chandler, Daniel Straus, Eddie Alvarez and Eduardo Dantas."

Bellator will open its weekly Friday night live card schedule on Spike TV starting on Feb. 28, run though May, do monthly shows in the summer, and have a fall season of weekly shows from September through November. Rebney noted it's going to be all out from now until he sits down to eat Thanksgiving dinner.

"We're gong to continue to sign the best fighters, whether they are from a favela in Brazil, the frozen tundra of Siberia, or they are fighting in the UFC," he said. "That's the mission. The fighters are the ones fueling pay-per-view buys or fueling cable television ratings. You're not fueling ratings by promoting Bjorn or Bellator. Promoting the fighters should be first and foremost.

"We're going after everybody, more-and-more often. I think there's a bigger picture issue. The biggest thing is there are two major players in MMA. It's far and away better for the fighters. When a fighter has one option, he has no power at the negotiating table. But when he has two options, the fighter has all the negotiating power. That's actually counter intuitive, coming from the CEO of a fight company. But that's the truth. And my checkbook may take a shot because of it. But if the fighters can earn what they feel they deserve, overall we and the sport will be in a better place. You're going to see much more of this as we move forward, guys coming from the smallest regions where we find undiscovered talent, to the superstars from the UFC and other guys we find in the United States."

The Melendez contract obviously calls for a number of fights, as well as a cut of any pay-per-view shows he's a headliner in, but also has a number of topics covered outside the cage.

"I can't be too specific," said Rebney. "But it includes on-air opportunities, entertainment opportunities behind-the-scenes, some marketing opportunities, really, the whole genesis is Gil-specific. The key to the deal is building the Gilbert Melendez brand, not the Bellator brand or the Bjorn Rebney brand. The fighter's brand is what's important. The focus was on talking to Gil and his team. How do we leverage all the different resources to build the `El Nino' brand, and that's what got us all on the same side of the table to put this structure together."

Melendez (22-3), was the No. 2 contender in UFC's lightweight division, behind champion Anthony Pettis and former champion Benson Henderson. With Josh Thomson's loss to Henderson on Jan. 26 in Chicago, and Henderson having two losses to Pettis, it put Melendez at the front of the line for a title shot. But that shot would be delayed if a Pettis vs. UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo superfight was to be made this summer.

If UFC declines to match, Bellator will then schedule Melendez's first match.

"You can start with (Eddie) Alvarez (Bellator's lightweight champion, (Michael) Chandler (former champion and current top contender), (Will) Brooks, (Dave) Jansen, all those fights would be awesome," said Rebney.

Rebney used Alvarez's name constantly in the discussion of potential fights for Melendez. A few years back, when Melendez was the Strikeforce lightweight champion and Alvarez was Bellator's champion, prior to the Zuffa purchase of the Strikeforce brand, Rebney publicly tried to garner publicity for such a match. It never got past his call-out stage since then-Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker, who had a stronger brand at the time and more exposure, had no interest in such a deal. But it is notable because many have thought it was inevitable Alvarez would be headed to UFC after his next fight with Chandler.

If Melendez signs, it would be Bellator coming full circle.

"Gil was the first big name I tried to recruit in 2008," said Rebney, who at the time was looking for Hispanic fighters after he got funding to start the promotion and had cleared a time slot for 2009 on ESPN Deportes. "I jumped on the plane from Chicago to Northern California, sat down with Gil, and talked about the vision I had. It's now like it's night and day. Today, we're the second-largest MMA organization in the world, we're beating UFC ratings on cable, and then I was a guy flying Southwest with an idea and a dream. He was a great listener. He had a great vision of what he wanted to accomplish, and he was wise beyond his years, even then. You could see his skill level. Now he's gone about maximizing his opportunities. But he was the first guy I went after. A few years later, I tried hard to figure out a way to do Alvarez vs. Melendez. We've been patient and built up the foundation, we have the right partners, the best broadcasting partner in MMA history, and now we may have Alvarez vs. Melendez or Alvarez vs. Chandler."

Numbers on cable for both groups vary greatly. The biggest UFC events on its new home of Fox Sports 1 have drawn more viewers than Bellator's biggest events, even with the disadvantage of being a weaker overall station and being available in nine million fewer homes. The biggest Bellator shows of the last season did beat all but the highest UFC shows on its new home.

Ironically, when Melendez opted to stay with Strikeforce in 2008, it was Alvarez, a star in Japan who wasn't well known in the United States, who Rebney signed to be the top star of his new group. To do so, he offered Alvarez a deal for significantly more than UFC was offering at the time.

If Melendez comes to Bellator, that will not affect plans for the company's first pay-per-view, scheduled for this spring, headlined by Alvarez vs. Chandler III. Rebney said that show is locked in. A planned pay-per-view in November fell though when Tito Ortiz, one of the headliners, was injured, and the second Alvarez vs. Chandler match, originally set for that show, ended up headlining a Spike TV special.

Rebney stated Melendez wants to get started as soon as possible. If UFC doesn't match the deal, he would like to debut Melendez this spring, which with the Alvarez vs. Chandler III fight already on the books, means his first fight would be against someone else. If he should win that, his second fight could be the big one.

Should Melendez win, a fight against the Alvarez vs. Chandler winner would seem an obvious direction. With pay-per-view a facet of Melendez's contract, it could figure to be the company's second show in that arena. Rebney is already thinking of ways to promote such a fight.

"There were two fights that could have battled for fight of the year last year," he said. "Michael vs. Ed II (Nov. 2 in Long Beach, Calif.) and the other was Gil vs. Diego (Sanchez, Oct. 19 in Houston). Those were two epic fights, both in the 155-pound division."

Rebney noted it's too early to script out exactly what the direction would be, but he's salivating at the prospective opportunities.

"We'd like to get Gil busy," he said. "Gil would like to fight at the same time as Ed vs. Michael III on that pay-per-view or on a major Spike show like we did with Rampage. There are some very legitimate other options and we're looking at all of them. But for now, we have to wait out and see what UFC does."

Rebney said the negotiations for a deal began as soon as they got word from the representatives of Melendez that they were legally able to talk about a potential deal in late January.

"It really started when they reached out to us," he said. "I didn't realize the status of his deal. As soon as they reached out, we started discussions.

"We went for two-and-a-half weeks, with a lot of back-and-forth. I recognized there was a shared vision of what would be the best thing for Gil, but inside and outside the cage. After speaking with Gil at length, and hearing from him what he wanted to accomplish with his career, both short-term and long-term, we then worked with Rodolphe Beaulieu (Melendez's agent) and CAA to put together a package he was looking for. It came together pretty quickly."

http://www.mmafighting.com/2014/2/17/5420354/bjorn-rebney-discusses-gilbert-melendez-deal-and-how-it-came-about

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Тито има ли шанс да го видим по някое време ?

Малко по-конкретен отговор от позицията на Bellator, aka Rebney.

"I've been having a good number of conversations with Tito," said Rebney. "The prior neck injury was disturbing, but we've gotten past that. The fracture was really disturbing because of the potential for paralysis under a worse-case scenario. We're doing a pretty exhaustive series of tests to see if he's fine, because we want to be 100 percent sure.

"It's one thing to have a fighter come back from a knee injury or a shoulder injury, but the neck and head, I'd rather err on the side of being overly cautious than rush and something happens. We need to be really careful."

http://www.mmafighting.com/2014/2/19/5424902/bjorn-rebney-tito-ortizs-future-still-uncertain

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Браво на Багата ! Малко мудно представяне в първия рунд,но в следващите два наложи доминация,особено във втория малко не му стигна да запише TKO.

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Тоя имаше ега ти здравата кратуна.  Багата го удари на няколко пъти зверски силно и направо му отлетя кофата, обаче явно се беше друсал с правилните курабийки преди мача.

 

Радвам се, че ще имаме българин на полуфинала и се радвам за Благой като цяло. Не мисля, че може да победи някой от другите трима така или иначе. Просто все още като школа сме много далеч в ММА-я от големите, но е хубаво, че българското знаме ще се развее на този етап в турнира. :)

 

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А дано, ама надали. :(

 

Лавар е много по-голям от нашия, тренира в AKA, има много опит зад гърба си, записвал е големи победи в ММА. Не виждам много как ще стане - ясно е, че не е топ класа, но не е и някакъв, изваден от местния клуб с три регионални мача в актива си.

 

Багата записа голяма победа срещу сериозен опонент като Рич Хейл, но ако трябва да сме честни - не беше и особено убедителен. Първия рунд го загуби. Във втория ХЕйл беше почти в безсъзнание, но накрая не само, че успя да се съвземе, но и беше агресивният от двамата в стойка. Благой се измори, бягаше накрая на рундовете и т.н. Ще се радвам много да победи Лавар Джонсън, но не съм особен оптимист.

 

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Доста слаб мач, каквито са 90% от HW дивизията, особено тази извън UFC. Реферът трябваше да спре мача във втория рунд, но уви, обрече ни на пълна скука докрая, след като Багата беше вече gas-нал стабилно. 

 

Ivanov има стабилни шансове срещу Lavar Johnson, ако използва някаква стратегия и се бие разумно, което надали ще стане, но ако реши да го свали на земята, ще го доминира лесно. Срещу Volkov вече ще е пълна мъка, но не бих го отписал напълно.

 

Багата реално е MW, който си хапва стабилно за да е HW. Българските бойци не знаят що е weight cut, диета и т.н., а и не знам до колко е рентабилно, след инцидентът преди няколко години. Каквото и да става е цяло чудо, че е жив, камоли че продължава да се състезава.

 

Btw, corner-ът му дава най-противоречиво-малоумни съвети, които боец може да получи. 

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Btw, Bellator уцелиха timing-а за PPV-то им и ще бъдат head-to-head с Marquez-Alvarado, по-рано този месец ще бъде Mayweather vs. Maidana и след това следват и UFC с Weidman vs. Machida. Като цяло са обречени на пълен провал, но това грози всеки, който се опитва да влезе в PPV пазара тези дни.

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A pair of heavyweight tournament semifinals are scheduled to headline Bellator 116, as undefeated Bulgarian sambo champion Blagoi Ivanov (10-0, 1 NC) will meet UFC veteran Lavar Johnson (18-8) in the night's featured bout, while former Bellator champion Alexander Volkov (20-4) will battle ‘Mighty Mo' Siliga (6-2) in the co-main event.

Bellator officials announced the finalized fight card on Thursday.

Rounding out the Spike TV main card will be a welterweight tourney semifinal match-up between Nathan Coy (14-4) and Adam McDonough (10-0), as well as a light heavyweight bout between UFC veterans Joey Beltran (14-10, 1 NC) and Vladimir Matyushenko (27-7).

Most famous for surviving a near-fatal 2012 stabbing in the heart, Ivanov, 27, is 3-0 inside the Bellator cage since returning to MMA, including a recent decision win over Rich Hale in season 10's heavyweight quarterfinals.

He'll now meet Johnson, 36, who most recently rebounded from a career-worst three-fight losing streak to brutally knockout Ryan Martinez at Bellator 111.

On the other side of the bracket, lanky Russian striker Volkov, 25, advanced to the semifinals after stopping Mark Holata via first-round TKO, while Mo, 43, submitted fellow K-1 veteran Peter Graham via third-round head and arm choke.

An updated Bellator 116 fight card can be seen below, including the event's undercard, which features UFC veterans Rob Emerson and Karo Parisyan, season nine welterweight finalist Ron Keslar, and undefeated middleweight prospect Brandon Halsey.

Main Card (Spike TV)

Lavar Johnson (18-8) vs. Blagoi Ivanov (10-0)

Mighty Mo (6-2) vs. Alexander Volkov (19-4)

Nathan Coy (14-4) vs. Adam McDonough (10-0)

Joey Beltran (14-10) vs. Vladimir Matyushenko (27-7)

Preliminary Card (MMAFighting.com)

Joe Taimanglo (19-5-1) vs. Rob Emerson (15-10)

Ron Keslar (11-5) vs. Karo Parisyan (22-10)

Joe Pacheco (7-1) vs. Brandon Halsey (5-0)

Philipe Lins (7-1) vs. Travis Clark (7-2)

Brandon Bender (11-1) vs. Mario Navarro (4-3)

Ricky Rainey (6-2) vs. Andy Murad (6-1)

Dave Vitkay (13-12-1) vs. Keith Berry (15-12)

Carlos Eduardo (11-2) vs. Virgil Zwicker (12-3)

http://www.mmafighting.com/2014/3/20/5530582/lavar-johnson-vs-blagoi-ivanov-tourney-semifinal-headlines-bellator

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