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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

    3.4%
  2. Frank Mir

    6.9%
  3. Matt Mitrione

    27.6%
  4. Roy Nelson

    6.9%
  5. Chael Sonnen

    3.4%
  6. Ryan Bader

    24.1%
  7. King Mo

    3.4%
  8. Rampage Jackson

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

    24.1%
  1. GangGreenWarrior

    GangGreenWarrior Well-Known Member

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    So who do you forecast as your top 2 guys. Do you put Mo and Mitrione on one side of the bracket and Bader and alternate on the other side? One matchup that would have an intriguing subplot would be Mir/Fedor to see if Mir can complete the hat trick of defeating Pride greats (Nog, Cro Cop). You would probably have to balance that side of the tourney with Bader/Sonnen and either you have Bader vs former UFC HW champ Mir or former Pride champ Fedor. Either way could potentially build up Bader's stock if he wins. Then book Mitrione/Nelson and a Rampage/Mo rematch so you hopefully end up with your bigger stars in the semi finals.

    The more I think of it; even though a lot of these fighters have seriously declined, they've at least declined to the same relative level so the fights will be well matched for a few of these.
     
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  2. Sakara=Excitement

    Sakara=Excitement America's Most Wanted Site Donor

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    So it's Fedor vs Mir
     
  3. kanobro

    kanobro My New Challenge Site Donor

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    or Mitrione?
     
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  4. Sakara=Excitement

    Sakara=Excitement America's Most Wanted Site Donor

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    Sonnen won't make it out of the first round.

    With Mir/Fedor... I wonder what the others are
     
  5. disposableassassin

    disposableassassin Tainted supplement distributor Site Donor

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    Mo/page 3

    Bader/sonnen

    Mitrione/Nelson

    Would be my guess to round this out.
     
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  6. Cat--Smasher

    Cat--Smasher Putting the stamp on kids Staff Member Survival Pool Champion

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    I can’t see them doing Mo Rampage 3 (first two weren’t worth a scheduled third)or Bader vs Sonnen (snooze fest).

    It would have to be something like...

    Nelson /Page
    Sonnen/ Mo
    Meathead / Bader
     
  7. Poindexter

    Poindexter Reputation: ∞ Staff Member

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    I think Sonnen and Mo wouldn't fight each other.
     
  8. Spoon

    Spoon There is no Spoon

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    I don't know about that (unless I'm misunderstanding what you're saying.) On his podcast he has talked a lot about fighters not fighting friends or teammates, multiple times. He always says he doesn't understand it, because of his wrestling background. He cited a wresting tournament where Matt Lindland was also involved. He said his (Chael's) father paid Lindland's entrance fee, drove them both there, and they ended up being paired together in the first round. Matt won easily, and Chael's dad bought Matt (and not Chael) a steak dinner at the end of the night. Actually, I think it was last week, or 2 weeks ago, that he talked about not having a problem fighting everyone, because essentially it's "just competition".
     
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  9. Poindexter

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    If I remember correctly, when Mo was really sick with staph or something, Chael sent him some money. I think Mo might have a hard time fighting Chael after that.
     
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  10. Spoon

    Spoon There is no Spoon

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    Damn, I completely forgot about that. Very possible.
     
  11. Cat--Smasher

    Cat--Smasher Putting the stamp on kids Staff Member Survival Pool Champion

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    Sonnen and Mo hard to say no in an 8 man tournament.
    --- Post Added -- Nov 12, 2017, ---
    Have they announced any of the alternates?

    How about:
    Kongo
    Lashley
    Minakov
    Ayala
    --- Post Added -- Nov 12, 2017, ---
     
  12. disposableassassin

    disposableassassin Tainted supplement distributor Site Donor

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    Getting Mo/Page 3 out of the way in the first round instead of risking it happening later in the tournament is what makes sense to me. They can put it on a card with a stronger fight like fedor/mir.

    I think they should do chael/bader because if chael wins they can get a title fight out of him and if bader wins that's another scalp from his division for their champ.

    I'd bracket it like this:

    Mo/page Mitrione/nelson
    Chael/bader Fedor/mir

    Easiest path for the champ to get to the finals. It also gives fedor a path to a rematch with mitrione.
     
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  13. Paytheplayer

    Paytheplayer Left leg put u 2 cemetery

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    My ideal first round match ups

    Rampage vs Fedor
    Bader vs chael
    Big country vs Mo
    Mir vs meathead.
     
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  14. Miz

    Miz Badlands

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    You dislike Mo too. I dig it.
     
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  15. KevoIsAPoopyHead

    KevoIsAPoopyHead SMOKE BOMB!

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    I wish lashley was in it from the get go
     
  16. Sakara=Excitement

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    • Reports are starting to surface that the Bellator’s new heavyweight Grand Prix will be anchored by a Frank Mir vs. Fedor Emelianenko match-up. The rumored fight between former UFC and Pride heavyweight champions would take place in the first quarter of 2018. The Fedor vs. Mir opening round bout would main event a Bellator show, likely on the east coast, with another Grand Prix fight serving as the co-main event of the card.
    • With Mir vs. Fedor rumored to set, other Bellator Grand Prix match-ups look to be in the works. Rumor is the rest of the bracket will consist of King Mo vs. Bellator light heavyweight champion Ryan Bader, Roy Nelson vs. Matt Mitrione and a main event of a future Saturday night Bellator card which would be Chael Sonnen vs. Rampage Jackson.
     
  17. Cat--Smasher

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    Fedor beats Mir.
    Coin toss between Mo & Bader.
    Mitrione beats Nelson, to get some revenge.
    Sonnen humps Rampages leg to a decision.

    *Edit, Meathead lost to Nelson due to a bruised brain, not beat him.
     
    Last edited: Nov 13, 2017
  18. sourdough

    sourdough Sourdough Site Donor Asst. Bookie

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    I got Mir Vader Nelson and rampage
     
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  19. thumper

    thumper all around great guy Staff Member

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    i chose king mo as a joke thinking the poll was set to allow changes.

    now i'm stuck with him and alone, lost in the wilderness
     
  20. Sakara=Excitement

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