CHICAGO, IL JANUARY 11, 2023 JACOB DIETRICH
Bellator is primed and able to placed on a present in 2023. The primary card happens on the primary weekend of February and can observe up a powerful 5-0 win on New Years Eve over RIZIN. Bellator’s first card is headlined by heavyweight legends, Ryan Bader and Fedor Emelianeko. Fedor might be making an emotional stroll to the cage as it will likely be the final time of his profession.
1. The Light-weight Grand Prix
In Chicago, we noticed the championship battle between Usman Nurmagomedov and Patricky Pitbull which topped the most recent champion Dagestan fighter from the lengthy brotherhood that was delivered to fame by Khabib Nurmagomedov. The light-weight division is stuffed with legends and on Friday, March tenth, we are going to see MMA fan favourite Benson Henderson tackle Nurmagomedov in the principle occasion from San Jose, CA. Further headlines/ issues to observe as a part of this grand prix is the return of Patricky Pitbull after he had completely beat down in November by Nurmagomedov to lose his belt in addition to AJ McKee transferring up from featherweight to make the total time transfer to 155 in hopes of concurring a brand new weight class. I’ve been unable to find what the bracket seems to be like nonetheless if we’re in a position to see an AJ McKee vs. Usman Nurmagomedov battle at any time throughout this run, we might be extremely spoiled as followers of the game.
2. The Transfer To CBS/Paramount
Hunter Vester and myself have spoken about this a ton. Placing Bellator 290 onto CBS/Paramount+ might be big for the expansion of the promotion. Truth of the matter is Showtime is slowly getting much less and fewer fashionable and when at a bar, until it’s a excessive profile PPV boxing matchup, you probably gained’t have the ability to get the game on TVs. On Saturday, February 4th, we gained’t have the ability to make that excuse. Ask your native sports activities bar to place CBS on the TV and benefit from the fights with your mates and introduce a brand new group to what’s not the 2nd greatest MMA promotion however as an alternative must be checked out as 1a and 1b in whichever order you wish to put together with the UFC.
3. Patchy Combine Challenges Raufeon Stots
The final time we noticed Bellator throw their very own occasion, we had been in Uncasville, CT when Raufeon Stots took on Danny Sabatello and Patchy Combine defeated Magomed Magomedov. These two are set as much as battle for the interim title battle and the $1million grand prix finale Bantamweight finale which can finally arrange a matchup with present champion, Sergio Pettis. We wouldn’t have a date arrange for this interim title battle however when it occurs, we hope to be in attendance. This battle might be MMA battle of the 12 months in the event that they placed on performances which are even remotely just like what we witnessed at Bellator 289. Patchy Combine made fast work of Magomedov and I might like to see a shock and upset within the championship…. Nonetheless, Stots is a canine and is an throughout sturdy fighter. He would give anybody on the planet at 135 a problem and sadly for Combine, he’s going to be the following fighter to be locked in for 25 minutes. I feel we see a Stots vs Pettis championship battle down the street to unify the belt.
Take a look at our podcast under, the 63rd episode is being recorded tonight to debate the Light-weight Grand Prix, predictions for UFC Struggle Night time Strickland vs Imavov, and our 2023 objectives as a podcast.