Bellator Champions: a 2 year comparison

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  1. mattandbenny

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    Thought i'd look back at Bellator's champions a couple of year's ago.


    June 2012
    HW: Cole Konrad (9-0 MMA) (7-0 B'tor)
    LHW: Christian M'Pumbu (18-4 MMA) (3-1 B'tor)
    MW: Vacant (Lombard just left for UFC)
    WW: Ben Askren (10-0 MMA) (7-0 B'tor)
    LW: Michael Chandler (10-0 MMA) (7-0 B'tor)
    FW: Pat Curran (17-4 MMA) (7-1 B'tor)
    BW: Eduardo Dantas (14-2 MMA) (4-0 B'tor)

    June 2014
    HW: Vitaly Minakov (14-0 MMA) (5-0 B'tor)
    LHW: Emanuel Newton (23-7 MMA) (6-1 B'tor)
    MW: Alexander Shlemenko (50-8 MMA) (11-2 B'tor)
    WW: Douglas Lima (26-5 MMA) (8-1 B'tor)
    LW: Eddie Alvarez (25-3 MMA) (6-1 B'tor), Will Brooks (14-1 MMA) (6-1 B'tor)
    FW: Pat Curran (20-5 MMA) (10-2 B'tor)
    BW: Eduardo Dantas (16-3 MMA) (6-0 B'tor)



    So, are the champions stronger now or in 2012?


    As a comparison, UFC's champions were J. Dos Santos, J. Jones, A. Silva, G. St. Pierre, C. Condit (I), B. Henderson, J. Aldo, D. Cruz
     
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    Jason AG Banned Banned

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    Shlemenko is 50-8? Wow hes up there, probably one of the most experienced out of active fighters
     
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    Well, I'd say they're stronger because someone had to dethrone them all, right? GSP being the exception of course.
     
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    Stronger except for WW/LW.
     
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    3 of the Bellator divisions had their champion leave without losing (WW, MW, and HW).
     
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    2012.

    Konrad > Minakov
    Newton > M Pumbu
    Lombard > Storm
    Askren > Lima
    Eddie/Chandler =
    Curran same
    Dantas same
     
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    Pretty sure Minkov would have lit Konrad up. Konrad was desicioning nobodies
     
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    Konrad would have taken Minakov down and laid on top of him for a dec.

    KOngo took Minakov down, you bet your ass Konrad would have easily take him down.
     
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    Lombard vacated as did Askren. Askren dominated Lima and Lombard clearly beat Schlemenko. Newton is way better than M'Pumbu. Konrad also vacated his belt so he was never dethroned. GSP situations are much more common in Bellator.
     
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    Unfortunately all that experience didn't help him beat Tito Ortiz.
     
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    Minkov was injured.

    Even so.. cant discount Minakov's judo and striking
     
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    Pojo18 Banned Banned

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    conrad would wreck minakov. imo cole konrad was only bellator HW who had a shot at top 5 UFC HW's. dude was a beast with legit wrestling and a threat to any HW anywhere. wish he wouldnt have given it up
     
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    HW: Minakov >>> Konrad
    LHW: Newton >>> M'Pumbu
    MW: Lombard > Shlemenko
    WW: Askren >>> Lima
    LW: Alvarez = Chandler
     
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    Minakov >>> Konrad
     
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    Well, in his last fight he kimura'd tonight's main event in a minute.

    He started finishing guys.
     
  16. Bigj383

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    He also beat Neil Grove who KOed James Thompsan in 10 seconds.
     
  17. Rex Kwon Do

    Rex Kwon Do ál-ḥámdúlílláh

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    Interesting. Very little stability.
     
  18. Slongkong

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    Konrad would be sleeping by the middle of the first
     
  19. Slongkong

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    Did he kimura lins or Heidlage? I don't remember him fighting either. Cause Thompson vs prindle is the co-main. Read up, son!
     
  20. Bigj383

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    Right that was the original intention.

    Because it's often the Co-Main event that os the largest picture on the poster with the match listed in the headline.

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