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News Sergio Pettis will defend his title against Kyoji Horiguchi at Bellator 272 on December 3rd

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  1. Hellowhosthat If he dies he dies

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    Eblen has far too much for Huckbody, Huck couldn't stop himself getting cage fucked for pretty much the entire fight by Aaron Jeffery and Eblen is better than Jeffery in that regard.

    If they've brought Huckbody in permanently though it's not a bad addition to the division. Never going to be a contender, but he's not bad.
     
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  2. careto Black Belt

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    • Champ Sergio Pettis vs. Kyoji Horiguchi – for featherweight title
    • Jeremy Kennedy vs. Emmanuel Sanchez
    • Johnny Eblen vs. Collin Huckbody
    • Josh Hill vs. Jared Scoggins
    • John de Jesus vs. Keoni Diggs
    • Killys Mota vs. Mike Hamel
    • Levan Chokheli vs. Vinicius de Jesus
    • Tommy Espinosa vs. Jornel Lugo
    • Bobby King vs. Alexander Shabliy
    • Dan Moret vs. Ricardo Seixas
    • Alfie Davis vs. Jay Jay Wilson
    • Kyle Crutchmer vs. Oliver Enkamp
     
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  3. careto Black Belt

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    - Alfie Davies made even Shabliy look boring, so I dont know what to expect of this fight.
    - Moret vs Seixas is a disappointment, I was hoping for Nallo. Its not horrible, its just disappointing.
    - I will wait for Scoggins vs Hill to go take a shit and get another beer.
    - Eblen should run over Huckbody
    - de Jesus vs Kamaka should be a banger
    - Still cant get over Shabliy fighting Bobby fucking Kings...what a disappointment ithas been Shabliy's matchmaking in Bellator. Instead of making him an instant contender, they gave him a boring opponent in Alfie and now a bum.
    Rest of the card looks solid
     
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  4. SokoudjouFanboy 39 tried, just 19 succeeded

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    It's not a bad card but that Shabliy booking is a black eye. Also I thought Moret was fighting Nallo, and De Jesus was fighting Kamaka?
     
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  5. Hellowhosthat If he dies he dies

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    lol I can't believe the Shabliy Vs Bobby King thing turned out to be right. What the fuck kind of match making is that?
     
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  6. TorontoTO Brown Belt

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    Ya something off about the bookings, might be old info since Kamaka was supposed to debut
     
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    Thats a tough match up for Sergio...
    There is only a handfull of guys better than Horiguchi...and i dont think Pettis is one of them...
     
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  9. careto Black Belt

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    I am a very strong supporter of MMA outside the UFC. I really want to see other promotions, such as PFL, Bellator, ONE, flourish because competition is good for the fighters and the sport. But Bellator sometimes makes it very hard to support them. This shit matchmaking aint getting them anywhere. How do you justify this? Instead of getting a title eliminator we are getting a utterly ridiculous squash match.

    Until Bellator fixes their matchmaking they will never be taken seriously and will be stagnated as a 2nd rate promotion forever.
     
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  10. Poser Caust Yellow Card Yellow Card

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    Im confused about Horiguchis weight class, in the UFC he was at 125 and I watched a few of his fights in Rizin and I'm pretty sure they were all at 135. Is this fight really at 145 or is that a mistake ? I would assume 135 is his best weightclass ?
     
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  11. SokoudjouFanboy 39 tried, just 19 succeeded

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    It's the 135lb title, that's a mistake. Same as Pettis he's a 135er who fought in the UFC at 125.
     
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  12. TorontoTO Brown Belt

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    In regards to what happened with Mandel Nallo

     
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  13. SokoudjouFanboy 39 tried, just 19 succeeded

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    They should do Shabliy/Moret......

    This is that South Dakota card all over again where Logan Storley and Koreshkov both fought layups.
     
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    Shabliy/Moret and Bobby King/Seixas makes way more sense anyway
     
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  15. Hellowhosthat If he dies he dies

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    It's just bizarre, I could kinda forgive it if it was a late replacement but this seems to have been the fight they wanted to book.
     
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  16. careto Black Belt

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    Shabliy hasnt fought since May and he was supposed to fight in October, they've had plenty of time to get him a decent match up. Plus, this fight was announced 5-6 weeks from the fight date, I think they could have found a good enougj replacement for this fight. I mean, get Georgi or Awad on the case, they'll fight anybody.
     
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  17. Hellowhosthat If he dies he dies

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    Yep, I'd probably have moaned about those matchups too, but this one puts those into perspective.
     
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  18. careto Black Belt

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    Georgi or Awad as late replacements would have been pretty decent, IMO. But Shabliy vs Goiti is the fight to make. Based on their rankings, I can already see Goiti vs Outlaw being made. Shit, even Shabliy vs Browne would have been good.
     
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    Sergio's gonna be punching at air all night . It's rare he's the slower guy but Kyoji is probably the fastest guy in the division, probably at 125 as well.
     
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    Really like Nallo but guy just isn't very active
     
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