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post #10 of (permalink) Old 10-15-2013, 11:16 PM
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Bellator runs things opposite of how the UFC does.

The UFC pits the best fighters it can find against fighters with a near to equal skill level.

Bellator handpicks the biggest draws they can find and feeds them cans, in a series of mismatches, to build them up. Similar to how japanese organizations used to feed their fighters cans to make them look more skilled and exciting than they actually are.

If you look at the finish rate for Bellator its ridiculously high.

Their finish average could be as high as 70% to 80% for every show they put on.

Very few decisions or even battles where one guy is canceling the other out due to the large disparity of skill level in matchmaking.

In that sense, Bellator is kind of boring. They're not giving their prospects the fights they need to build them up, improve their skills or help them gain valuable experience. They're only feeding them a series of mismatches to make their prospects look a lot better than they are.

If Bellator's top guys make it to the UFC, it could be the first time in their careers they'll face decent competition.
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