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Bellator heavyweight title tourney: Fedor, Mir, 'Rampage,' Sonnen among big names booked

Discussion in 'General MMA Forum' started by Sakara=Excitement, Nov 10, 2017.

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Who will win the Bellator HW Tournament?

  1. Fedor

    3.6%
  2. Frank Mir

    7.1%
  3. Matt Mitrione

    28.6%
  4. Roy Nelson

    7.1%
  5. Chael Sonnen

    3.6%
  6. Ryan Bader

    25.0%
  7. King Mo

    3.6%
  8. Rampage Jackson

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  9. An alternate to be named later

    21.4%
  1. Sakara=Excitement

    Sakara=Excitement America's Most Wanted Site Donor

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    Bellator heavyweight title tourney: Fedor, Mir, 'Rampage,' Sonnen among big names booked

    Sorry this seems like it deserves its own thread.
     
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  2. disposableassassin

    disposableassassin Tainted supplement distributor Site Donor

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    Hahahahahahahahaha

    Soooo Lawal, Fedor and six UFC castoffs?

    Half the field should be retired.
     
  3. thumper

    thumper all around great guy Staff Member

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    this is so absurd. it's about the same as the ridiculous PPV they put together that bombed. Except this is much worse because you're going to stretch this 'tournament' out over a year, somehow thinking these geriatric fighters will miraculously stay healthy enough to actually do these fights. I would bet money it will take 2 years, if it ever finishes at all

    The better bet would be how many of these fighters actually live and are still active fighters in the timeframe it takes to run the tourney. I bet the attrition is over 20%. better hope those are the guys that lose first round
     
  4. Poindexter

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    That's gonna be a giant slopfest.

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  5. Fedorlei Gomipierre

    Fedorlei Gomipierre The IQ Poster MMA Pick 'Ems World Champion Site Donor

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    Wouldn't be shocked if Bader takes this whole thing. He's superior to Mitrione but is giving up size and everybody else is washed.

    No Wand, Kenny, Kongo, Crocop. Herring, Kharitonov, Lashley, Bigfoot, Carwin or Kimbo, so Coker didn't go full-blown "freak show debacle" and that'd have been hella fun.

    Also, how fucking garbage is it that Mir pisses hot and gets released but there are guys who want their releases and UFC won't give them?
     
  6. kc56

    kc56 Free Dirty!

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    This is trash...but I'll still watch it. Lol
     
  7. chuckthechamp

    chuckthechamp #NinerEmpire

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    My sentiments exactly..
     
  8. Sakara=Excitement

    Sakara=Excitement America's Most Wanted Site Donor

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    What do you think the brackets will look like? LHW's and HW's mixed together or one side LHW and one side HW?
     
  9. ATJ-Lucko

    ATJ-Lucko MMAtheist

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    yeah so Kimbo died last year.
    Wandy not really a hw,he is a small lhw.
    CC is probably retired for good.
    Kharitonov not being in their shows me that they are most likely done with him.
    Carwin not coming back.
    Kongo, see Kharitonov
    Bigfoot, just don't think there are interested in him.
    Lashley probably didn't want to be in a tourney.
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    half of the fighters on tomorrow's ufc main card should be retired, Sanchez, Andrei Arlovski, Nate Marquard, Clay Guida
     
  10. Sakara=Excitement

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    I don't like the inclusion of LHW's in this tourney. Bellator has the HW's to fill out the 8 man field or they could've grabbed a few free agents.

    - Kongo is under contract with Bellator and fought twice in 2017. He's also on a 5 fight win streak. Not having him in this is...odd.
    - Justin Wren is a feel good story and is on a 6 fight win streak since losing a split decision at the TUF Finale. He's 3-0 in Bellator.
    - Sergei Kharitonov fought in Bellator twice, going 1-1 and is on a 3 fight win streak. Although I don't know what his contract states given he's fighting outside of Bellator.
    - Javy Ayala could've been added as well. I know he just lost to Roy Nelson but before that was on a 2 fight win streak and has fought in Bellator for a few years.

    I know King Mo has fought at HW and Rampage has too. It's just weird to have your LHW champ in this and....ah it's Bellator. Who the fuck really knows?
     
  11. Fedorlei Gomipierre

    Fedorlei Gomipierre The IQ Poster MMA Pick 'Ems World Champion Site Donor

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    yeah so Kimbo being dead shouldn't have any impact on his spot in this tourney
    Wandy is not a HW but neither is Mo or Chael or Bader or technically Rampage
    Crocop fought on NYE and has money matchups
    Carwin was booked for the RIZIN GP but got hurt, but I don't think you can rule him out as not coming back
    Kharitonov and Kongo are both on their shows
    Lashley is a pro wrestler and Coker loves booking that stuff
    Bigfoot is a freakshow, so see Kimbo and Lashley.
     
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  12. Sakara=Excitement

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    If it's HW's VS LHW's....

    Fedor vs Mir
    Mitrione vs Nelson II
    Bader vs Sonnen
    King Mo vs Rampage III

    If it's mixed.....

    Fedor vs Sonnen
    Bader vs Mir
    Mitrione vs Rampage
    King Mo vs Nelson
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    To be fair, King Mo has fought at HW at least 8 times and he is undefeated in Bellator at HW (3-0).
     
  13. Fedorlei Gomipierre

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    If he were trying to fight at his peak against top flight competition though, I think he'd look for a size advantage at a lower weight class against an elevated caliber of opponent.
     
  14. Sakara=Excitement

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    True. But I can see why he's in this. Name value and one of the highest ranked HW's outside of the UFC. He's undersized for sure but I can see why he's here. Rampage isn't cutting to 205 ever again. But Chael and Bader shouldn't 100% be in here. Rampage neither.
     
  15. Fedorlei Gomipierre

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    I think Bader takes the whole thing.
     
  16. Sakara=Excitement

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    According to Fight Matrix Rankings, here are the rankings (Outside of the UFC/Bellator specific).......

    King Mo #1 HW
    Roy Nelson #3 HW
    Matt Mitrione #4 HW
    Rampage Jackson #5 HW
    Fedor #9 HW
    Frank Mir (Unranked)
    Ryan Bader #1 LHW
    Chael Sonnen #5 LHW
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    I'm taking Meathead. Very interested in how the brackets will look.
     
  17. Dimson

    Dimson Your tears don't fall...

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    Meathead takes this.
     
  18. KevoIsAPoopyHead

    KevoIsAPoopyHead SMOKE BOMB!

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    Fuck yes. This is going to work at all, but god bless Bellator for trying something
     
  19. thumper

    thumper all around great guy Staff Member

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    this has to be my answer too
     
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  20. MacEwen

    MacEwen Best kratom distributor

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    Posted this while ago in the bellator thread, I never know what deserves its own thread lol. I excited for this just wish it wasn't playing out over the entire year
     

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