This past year was yet another really good one for the sport of Mixed Martial Arts. The UFC introduced the women’s bantamweight division, Champions fell while stars began to rise and promotions like, Bellator, Invicta FC, WSOF and the XFC continued to grow.
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.
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.
Bellator's featherweight division has long been one of its strongest, and the semi-finals of the Featherweight tournament will get underway at Friday night’s Bellator 103. With four men looking for that chance to face Pat Curran, you can expect the action to be intense as the stakes get higher and higher in the cage.
We all love tournaments, and Bellator rolled out its glorious Featherweight bracket tonight, with plenty of amazing action across the board at Bellator 99. One of the best parts of a tournament is figuring out how the bracket pans out down the road, and my eyes were on the screen non-stop; taking it all in.
Bellator was the best show of the week last time out, and will look to keep the ball rolling with the start of a new Featherweight tournament at Friday’s Bellator 99. Faces both new and old are present in one of Bellator's most competitive divisions, as they all look to get a piece of Pat Curran and his title, along with a cool $100,000.
Tonight’s Strikeforce: Rockhold vs. Kennedy event will be the third major event in the span of a single week. With the UFC playing host for the first two events, Strikeforce gets their turn in the spotlight from inside the Rose Garden in Portland, Oregon.
Saturday’s Strikeforce: Rockhold vs. Kennedy closes out what has already been a great week of Mixed Martial Arts. It all started with the UFC Fan Expo and UFC 148 in Las Vegas last weekend, moved to San Jose, California for Wednesday’s UFC on FUEL TV 4 and concludes in Portland, Oregon tomorrow.