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Bellator FC Bellator MMA (Bellator) is the 2nd largest mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion in the USA and the largest tournament-based MMA organization in the world. Headquartered in Newport Beach, California, the company was formed in 2008 by Chairman and CEO Bjorn Rebney. Bellator’s events are primarily structured around tournaments. The tournament winner is declared the number one contender in their respective weight class, and is awarded a check for $100,000 and a shot at the reigning Bellator champion. Bellator uses the motto “The Toughest Tournament In Sports” Bellator FC now airs on Spike TV Thursday nights!

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Old 05-16-2010, 02:43 AM   #21 (permalink)
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Yeah I have to agree that it is a good promotion. UFC and WEC have both become a little inflatted and Dana White has become arrogant in how he uses it. Strikeforce is trying to pull out all the stops they can and are screwing things up on the way. All the other promotions outside the United States are just doing their own thing for the most part and any other American promotions are just too small. Bellator's way of doing things is a good blend of old tournament style with a modern twist and with the tournament style comes the guarentee that they won't have depth problems.
For me, Strikeforce is the only real contender outside the zuffa orgs, but BELLATOR seems to be gaining ground, and with fighters like LOMBARD on their books, who knows what they can achieve.
All I know is competition is good for MMA on this subject the new "IMPACT FC" in Australia looks really interesting(SORRY),lol.
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Yeah but they're doing the same thing as every other promotion, matchmaking!
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STRIKEFORCE is the best non zuffa american promotion.
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Thumbs up Strikeforce

I don't disagree, but you have to admit that Bellator is getting up there!
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I don't disagree, but you have to admit that Bellator is getting up there!
Bellator is a very solid promotion. I just think that Strikeforce has ten times the talent.
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Bellator is a very solid promotion. I just think that Strikeforce has ten times the talent.
I disagree dude. I think Strikeforce is a very top heavy promotion. They have some top ten talent, but not much after that. They do have some prospects, but they seem way more concerned with getting big name fighters instead of building young talent. Not hating, I watch every strikeforce event.
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I disagree dude. I think Strikeforce is a very top heavy promotion. They have some top ten talent, but not much after that. They do have some prospects, but they seem way more concerned with getting big name fighters instead of building young talent. Not hating, I watch every strikeforce event.
I can't agree with this though.....

At LW under the champ.. Josh Thompson, K.J. Noons, Ishida, Ribero, Beerbohm, Evangelista, Huen, and a few more talented fighters...

At HW under the champ... Bigfoot, Fedor, Werdum, Abongo, Lavar Johnson, Shane Del Rosario, and Rogers...and a few more

At MW under the champ.... Manhoef, Lawler, Jacare, Villasenor, Radach, Le, Smith, Dan Henderson, Mayhem Miller, ... and a few more

A LHW under the champ.... Mousasi, Rafael Feijao, Babalu, Gracie, ... division needs building....

At WW under the champ..... Tyron Woodley, Marius, Jay Heiron, Andre Galvao, and a small pecking order which also needs rebuilding....

But above all that you still got guys that prove to be compeditive in any fight...

fighters like.... TIm Kennedy, Bobby Lashley, Misaki, Luke Ruckhold, Arlovski, Riggs, Jorge Gurgel, and so on... lot of talent I didn't even name...

Bellator has a good roster of talent.... but Strikeforce is just building into a strong 2nd promotion to the UFC.
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I don't deny Strikeforce is second to the UFC. What I don't agree with is that Strikeforce has as quality talent as UFC. They do have some good fighters and big names but they don't have much beyond that, which they should focus on with their ShoMMA series instead of putting a fading veteran like Matt Lindland as the main event!
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Old 05-16-2010, 08:42 PM   #29 (permalink)
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Strikeforce does have the second best fighters, that's not disputed.

But the promotional aspect of strikeforce leaves a lot to be desired and i think Bellator blows it out of the water there.
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Unhappy Promotional Aspect

Yeah CBS is a good channel to hold events on but Showtime isn't that ideal. Fox Sports Net is more ideal despite the pain of having to watch it on delay because of other sports!
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