Bellator Welterweight GP bracket announced. Your picks?

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  1. TheBrownRanger

    TheBrownRanger Brown Belt

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    It will be

    Bracket 1: Lima vs Koreshkov & Michael Page vs Paul Daley
    Bracket 2: Ruth vs Gracie & MacDonald vs Fitch (Championship)

    I got:

    Lima by TKO
    MVP by TKO

    Ruth by KO
    Rory by Decision

    Lima by Decision
    Rory by Decision

    Rory by Decision
     
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  2. The Reed

    The Reed Red Belt

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    Lima decisions Koreskov
    MVP dusts off Daley
    Ruth decisions Gracie in a butt scoot filled fight.
    Rory TKO's Fitch
    Larkin puts a clinic on Amasov

    Rory TKO's Ruth
    MVP styles on Lima

    MVP breaks Rory's nose
     
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  3. Alech33

    Alech33 Yellow Belt

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    I agree with the winners here. Not confident enough to predict which ones get finished though. I don't see Rory finishing any of them either. His are also 5 rds title on the line each one
     
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  4. Mob69

    Mob69 Black Belt

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    This tournament is actually quite easy to predict.
     
  5. Mob69

    Mob69 Black Belt

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    Ummm. No.
     
  6. GoldenAzazel

    GoldenAzazel Black Belt Platinum Member

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    Lima Decision
    MVP Decision
    Ruth KO
    Rory KO

    Lima Decision
    Rory Decision

    Rory Decision.
     
  7. DDx2

    DDx2 Blue Belt

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    Koreshkov by KO
    MVP gets gifted decision. with upcoming British events, that hype train have to keep going
    Ruth vs Gracie really 50/50
    Rory by decision
    and as much as i want Yaroslav to win, Larkin by decision. just cause of l being much more overal experienced

    MVP finds a reason to pull out, Koreshkov KO's Larkin
    Rory outclasses Ruth/Gracie winner

    and here it gets tricky. if Rory gets out of Mousasi fight without being really damaged healthwise he probably beats Andrey. but if Gegard beats him badly, i can actually see him being to cautious against another big striker. then Koreshkov can capitalize on that a win a decision.
     
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  8. GSP_37

    GSP_37 Steel Belt

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    Could be boring since each tourney match is 5 rounds. Weird that Rory's defending the belt each tourney fight. What's his prize for winning the tourney?

    Is the DAZN iOS app available yet?
     
  9. Kleinschuster

    Kleinschuster Enjoying fights

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    I got Ruth way higher...

    Bracket 1: Lima vs Koreshkov & Michael Page vs Paul Daley
    Bracket 2: Ruth vs Gracie & MacDonald vs Fitch (Championship)

    Lima by decision
    MVP by submission

    Ruth by TKO
    Rory by Decision

    Lima by decision
    Ruth by decision

    Ruth by decision.
     
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  10. Meathead Jock

    Meathead Jock WAR ASKREN

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    September 1st I believe. There is a boxing event before the first Bellator event on there.
     
  11. GueseGuy

    GueseGuy Purple Belt

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    Love the Gracie vs Ruth matchup. Two younger guys. The better prospect wins and the other can bounce back and could set up a big rematch down the line.
     
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    Lima vs MacDonald in the finals
     
  13. Haywyre

    Haywyre White Belt

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    Stoked for this but it seems crazy to expect anyone to fight 3 5 round fights in the next year (ish) without any injuries. And Rory's fighting a 5 round MW fight before it? Fingers crossed that injuries don't ruin this...
     
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  14. Oshime2

    Oshime2 you were too beautiful for this world

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    I dunno if I'd call all of those exactly "fair" matchmaking in the context of a tournament, but they're all really good as far as telling a story. Grudge matches in Lima/Koreshkov, and Daley/MVP, up and comers in Ruth/Gracie and longtime veteran Fitch getting a title shot.

    The bracket seems pretty straightforward like most of you have said. Ruth screams dark horse and could ruin it for MacDonald and I'd love to see MVP upset Semtex.

    Most likely:
    Lima, Daley, Ruth, MacDonald.
    Lima, MacDonald
    MacDonald

    Most fun for me:
    Lima, MVP, Ruth, Fitch
    Lima, Ruth
    Ruth
     
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    FrodoFraggins Black Belt

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    Why are Ruth and Gracie fighting each other? Shouldn't they both be bottom ranked in this list? I've never heard of either of them
     
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    Matthew Fedler Professional Fighter Professional Fighter

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    I’d rather Rory have a first round bye, since he is fighting Mousasi on the same night as Lima vs Koreshkov III. Larkin vs Fitch and the other three (Ruth, Gracie, Amosov) competing in alternate bouts.
     
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    SHAOLINMONK420 Yellow Belt

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    Rory cuz he is
     
  18. mime

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    this is the best possible bracket i think, i have zero complaints, very excited about this
     
  19. ARONAbeetFEDOR

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    This is amazing
     
  20. Summoning

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    <TheWire1> Awesome! They are all great, hard to pick the winner.
     

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