Bellator 8 Man Tournament 1st Round match-ups

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  1. ThunderL1ps

    ThunderL1ps Black Belt

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    Fedor. Chael. Bader. Mitrione.
     
  2. Afrikan

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    Interesting... that is one way to get the bigger guys out of the tourny and balancing things out.

    at first I was worried Rampage would be the smallest one there.. (reach) but matched up with Sonnen is a good start.

    My favorites to win the Tourny was Mir or Mitrione..because of their size.. mainly Mitrione because of his speed as well.

    but Fedor could beat Mir...and King Mo has a good chance at Mitrione.... and maybe Bader wrestle fucks Nelson....

    Rampage might have a chance.

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    Fedor
    Rampage
    Roy
    Meathead
     
  4. Pumphrey94

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    Danm I'm the only one picking Roy , I don't see Bader just out grappling him easily Roy has a better chance to finish imo
     
  5. Phrozenspite

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    imagine if Mir vs Fedor could've happened when both guys still had it
     
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    Yeah but Pride's 2006 openweight tournament didn't have all HW's - Minowa, Yoshida, Wand, TK, Reem were all 'LHW' or smaller sized

    We still loved it. This will be awesome.
     
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    Who do you think makes it to Round 2?

    Frank Mir, Quinton Jackson, Ryan Bader, Matt Mitrione.

    Mir if he don't overthink he is his worst enemy,
    Rampage if he is in shape,
    Vader Bader he is on a roll,
    Meathead cause he is back.
     
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    Uncle Chael holds ‘page down for the win
     
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    Mir
    Sonnen
    Nelson
    Mo
     
  10. DayV

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    Mo is excellent wrestler and I think that he has a good chance to outwrestle anyone, no matter the size. He allready proved it against much bigger guys.
    Bader is tough matchup for him due to his wrestling style, but Mo is better boxer with longer reach.

    I don`t know if those matchups are confirmed, but Mo has a good chance to outwrestle Mitrione, take him down and win the fight on the ground.
     
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    Hard to say but Mir would beat Fedor now.
     
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    I am dissapointed that Bader is fighting Nelson in the first round. IMHO they are the most likely to win the tournament and the highest ranked fighters.
     
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    i dont really understand why some of you hate and make fun of this tournament. i love the idea of lhw's who test themselves at hw and the real hw's arent bad fighters altho out of their primes.

    Mo allready won a openweight tournament in Rizin and did so while competing against decent opponents and Rampage and Bader are huge lhw's who cut massive weight to make the lhw limit. the only one that doesnt fit in this tournament is Sonnen.

    i actually pick a lhw as the favorite to win this tournament ( Bader )
     
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    Lashley is content fighting cans and i dont think he will ever fight a legit opponent again.

    Maybe there was a dispute with Kongo? who knows maybe they have other plans with him. Sergei is competing for M-1 so i understand why Bellator didnt choose him. Ayala would have been a good name instead of Sonnen but who knows maybe same story as with Kongo.
     
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    1- i don't think so
    2- i don't see a source, so...
    3- fights will start in march at least .......to early to known
    4- i expect fedor will win the 3 fights ¡¡
     
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    It will be interesting to see how Mir looks after the time off
     
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    Anyone know the odds for the winner?
     
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    Chael and King Mo actually have really good chances. All they have to do is get a takedown. Rampage's shown a takedown susceptibility in recent years-- especially against someone who has as aggressive a double-leg-against-the-cage wrasslin' style as Chael-- and Mitrione's only weapon is a right-hook. That's all he's got. I mean, technically he has more, but if you have the skills, as long as you can avoid his right-hook you've got a real good chance against him, and King Mo's good enough to wrestlefuck him.
    Bader-Nelson'll probably look like Cormier vs. Nelson did, except without all the excitement.
    Mir-Fedor is the one that's probably the closest. Normally Fedor's best chance of victory is to go his classic chain-wrestling Sambist style-- closing the distance with a big strike, getting underhooks and working a series of trips and takedowns in quick succession until one of them lands, then doing what we all know Fedor does from the top that I'm not educated enough to elaborate on-- but with Mir that's not the best strategy. They're both pretty chinny now, though, and that's the big thing. Fedor learning from his mistakes and actually keeping his hands up and having enough tact to watch out for his opponent's best strikes is gonna be the real deciding factor probably-- if he can do that, and not do something like keep his lead hand low when the only thing he has to worry about from his opponent is their lead-hook on that exact side (like against Mitrione), he'll probably win. If you're gonna keep your hand that low, at least jab to the body; that's one of the best things you can do with a low guard. That's literally all he has to do; he's fast enough where he doesn't have to worry about Mir getting a surprise takedown, Mir's not gonna work him over in the clinch, the ground game isn't gonna be a factor since that's not gonna be Fedor's road to victory unless he has balls of caliche, he just has to take his lack of comparative durability to his prime into account and protect himself accordingly.
     
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    Needs Minowaman, his balls weigh in at 206lbs alone.
     
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    Fedor, Page, Bader, Mo
     

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