This year has seen plenty of changes to the top of our fighter rankings and several fighters that began the year “knocking on the door” now find themselves ranked. Fighters outside the UFC made a case this year and you’ll see several Bellator MMA fighters in the rankings below.
The Nemesis Top Ten is a list of lesser known or much less regarded fighters that would pose a back matchup to a current top ten fighter and potentially pull of the upset.
Bellator 109 saw the middleweight champion defend his title for the second time along with two tournament finals.
Just hours before making his promotional debut at Bellator 109, Keith Bell sat down with MMAValor.com to discuss his bout with the undefeated Bulgarian Blagoi Ivanov. The heavyweight bout will be part of the Bellator 109 preliminary card which will stream live on Spike.com beginning at 4pm PT / 7pm ET.
Friday’s Bellator 109 will be the last event of the season for the promotion and will feature a surprisingly impressive title fight. But that’s not all though as the Bellator 109 main card will also see the closure of the Lightweight and Welterweight tournaments.
Fighters don’t get paid by the hour, and we saw nothing but one rounder’s at last night’s Bellator 108. With brutal knockouts at every turn it you’re a fan of long drawn-out fights Bellator 108 was not the event for you.
Titles, superstars and tournament finals make Bellator 108 a must-see event, with stellar fight potential across the board. Our main event features a fighter chomping at the bit, as Quinton Jackson takes Ortiz injury in stride and signed to fight Joey Beltran on short notice. We also have a heavyweight encounter that should actually be a good one, as Alexander Volkov looks to defend the strap against Vitaly Minakov.
Three tournaments finished and three title fights are now on the horizon, as Bellator 107 tied up a slew of loose ends in their ninth season. There was a lot to take in during the tournaments and we got plenty of intel on these fighters, so let’s look at what we learned tonight, as it’ll shape their title hopes in the future.