Yesterday’s CFA 12 wasn’t a star-studded night, but there were several titles on the line, and some career defining moments in the cage. Let’s take a look at what we learned about several key players from the fight card.
The featherweights were on display tonight at Bellator 103 with the tournament semi-finals, and all four men brought their best effort to cage. We can only have one tournament winner though and with Wilcox and Pitbull having fought very different fights, it’ll take some deep thinking to figure out the outcome of their eventual clash.
An unprecedented three title fights made MFC 38 a card you couldn’t afford to miss, even with Bellator on the same airwaves. There’s no rest for the weary here as I gauged the opposition, looked for holes in the game, and made notes for next time.
Bellator MMA was back in California tonight for the heavyweight tournament semifinals and Bellator 102. Two former UFC heavyweights were making their Bellator debuts looking to turn their luck around and rejuvenate their career. One of them was successful while the other one was quickly denied.
And still UFC Light Heavyweight champion Jon Jones! Were the words out of the mouth of the UFC ring announcer Bruce Buffer following the UFC 165 main event between Jon Jones and Alexander Gustafsson.
At tonight’s Bellator 100, eight welterweights were on display in another Bellator tournament, with the theme of new fighters taking on former Bellator vets. With performances ranging from impressive to depressing, we’ve got an inkling how this tournament plays out now as the cards all fall into place.
In a night headlined by a welterweight showdown, fellow welterweight Brandon Thatch made the biggest splash of the night. Making his Octagon debut and riding an eight fight winning streak, Brandon Thatch made short work of his opponent Justin Edwards on the preliminary portion of the UFC Fight Night 27 fight card.
From inside the Lubbock Civic Center in Lubbock, Texas Legacy Fighting Championships 22 put some of the past and present MMA talent from the state of Texas. Headlined by one of Lubbock’s own fighters, Paul Buentello took on James McSweeney in his light heavyweight debut after a long career at heavyweight.