The 155 pounders had their time to shine at tonight’s Bellator 101, with an equal mix of devotion and disappointment on display. With the bracket filled and plenty of intel to make our picks and wagers for next time around, let’s take a look at how these guys played the game tonight.
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Bellator has been on fire the last several weeks, and the Lightweight tournament beginning at Friday’s Bellator 101 should be no exception. Several grizzled veterans and rising young lions will face off in the greatest test of staying power and upward mobility respectively, making for outstanding matches in the opening round.
The spots were few and far between for value bettors this weekend, but those with a sharp eye found a few easy bucks to be had. While the lack of Tachi Palace Fighting odds hurt players, wagers could be made on Legacy Fighting Championship 15, Bellator 81 and UFC 154, leaving us with a wide open field. While favorites were king this weekend, let’s check out a few of the underdogs that padded our pockets.
The final semifinal bouts of Bellator’s seventh season were held tonight at Bellator 81 inside the Ryan Center in Kingston, Rhode Island. Lightweights Rich Clementi, Marcin Held, Dave Jansen and Ricardo Tirloni were vying for the two spots in the final and a shot at the $100k and the Bellator lightweight champion Michael Chandler.
Friday night from the Sovereign Center in Reading, PA, the opening round of the lightweight tournament saw four exciting bouts that resulted in some unexpected outcomes. A mix of returning tournament participates and Bellator newcomers would step into the cage at Bellator 77.
Coming off a great opening round of the featherweight tournament at last week, it’s the lightweights turn this Friday at Bellator 77. The field of eight lightweights features many new faces, a couple of returning fighters and one MMA veteran that has nearly as many fights as the only seven fighters combined.
With the Summer Series having come to a close, Bellator is getting ready to kick off its Season Seven opener this Friday. We’ve got a lot of fighters gearing up for their chance at the tournament championship, others taking their stab at the divisional title belt, and still more just looking for a chance to shine on the main and undercards.
Bellator 70 closes out the sixth season for the promotion with a title fight, tournament final as well as the last welterweight semifinal bout. From inside the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, Louisiana the main card was kicked off on MTV2 and Spike.com with hometown favorite and UFC veteran, Rich Clementi.