The Title Guy
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Orange, California
Bellator 101 in review, plus Bellator 102 preview
It’s been all Bellator these past two weeks as we slide from September into October. So with that here we go with a look at Bellator 101 results:
Bellator 101 in Review
Main Event: Joe Warren vs. Nick Kirk
Prediction: Warren by decision. Result: Warren by submission. This was to be expected as Warren worked with Greg Jackson for this fight. However, I do feel I should note that this is basically a fast track for Warren to get a title shot as this is only a two fight tournament.
Co-main Event: Marcus Davis vs. Alexander Sarnavskiy
Prediction: Sarnavskiy by submission. Result: Same. In reality Davis should be considering retirement because of the punishment he’s taken over his career. It didn’t help that he had a journeyman career in boxing prior to his entry into MMA which has only contributed to possible brain damage.
John Alessio vs. Will Brooks
Prediction: Brooks by strikes. Result: Brooks by decision. Brooks’s well rounded fight game and experience in the Bellator helped him advance.
Saad Awad vs. Martin Stapleton
Prediction: Stapleton by decision. Result: Awad by submission. Awad’s promotional experience helped get him through to the next fight.
Rich Clementi vs. Ricardo Tirloni
Prediction: Clementi by submission. Result: Tirloni by decision. Tirloni took this fight on 18 days notice and stepped up to the occasion. Also Clementi’s long career has definitely had more then a few ups and downs.
Overall score: 2/5; .4 prediction percentage. 0.5 for Warren’s win, 1 for Sarnavskiy’s win over Marcus Davis, and 0.5 for Brooks win.
Bellator 102 Predictions
Main Event: Cheick Kongo vs. Mark Godbeer
Prediction: Kongo by strikes. Cheick Kongo’s a striker and in reality this tournament is a short cut for Kongo to get a heavyweight title shot.
Co-main Event: Lavar Johnson vs. Vinicius Queiroz
Prediction: Johnson by strikes. Johnson has more overall experience having fought some big names in the UFC. We will see how this goes.
Rafael Silva vs. Anthony Leone
Prediction: Leone by decision. Leone is undefeated in his past four fights including two Bellator bouts and the tournament first round fight.
Jason Butcher vs. Mikkel Parlo
Prediction: Butcher by submission. Butcher is undefeated with all finishes and four Bellator fights including the preliminary round this season.
Perry Filkins vs. Brennan Ward
Prediction: Filkins by strikes. This is honestly a close fight that can go either way because the two fighters are so similar in their fight records.
How do you think Bellator 102 will go? Leave a comment to let us know!
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