What Bellator Tourney Fights Do You Want?

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  1. jamesgalb

    jamesgalb Green Belt

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    So, feel free to list off what you want to see from any division of your choosing....

    Feel free to include our reasoning, or don't. Reasoning encourages fun debate though ;)

    I personally would like to see Bellator really make a play on the 'recognizable' names that some of their SpikeTV MMA audience may know... Combine it with some real prospects/contenders and create some attractive tournaments...

    Next season (after this) would be a good time to put your younger prospects in with your aging bellator cans, and in the mean time feed them some cans in a few showcase fights while these more note-worthy tournaments go through.

    (I am assuming the PPV 'success' would open up the Viacom/Bellator wallets a bit more for some more fighters)

    Mine:

    Updated: Adjusted to new Bellator Tournament Winner rule changes. No prior tournament winners included now

    Heavyweight

    Ivanov vs Ethrington
    vs
    Thompson vs Lashley 2
    VS
    Sosnovskiy vs Mighty Mo
    vs
    Butler vs Johnson


    Lightheavyweight (Tourney set up for best Tito pairings for PPV)

    Tito vs Beltran
    vs
    Sokoudjou vs Wallace
    VS
    Vassell vs Merad
    vs
    Sloan vs Sordi


    Middleweight

    Riddle vs Reitner
    vs
    Grove vs Filkins
    VS
    Manhoef vs Parlo
    vs
    Gracie vs Oropeza


    Welterweight

    Page vs Karo/Baroni winner
    vs
    Riggs vs Zaromskis
    VS
    Coy vs Juarez
    vs
    WarMachine vs Jensen


    Lightweight (Confirmed no tournament @ LW)


    Featherweight (Confirmed no tournament @ FW)


    Bantamweight

    Rivera vs Leone
    vs
    Emerson vs Nogueira
    VS
    Lima vs Marx
    vs
    Davis vs Marlon
     
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  2. Edmond Rousey

    Edmond Rousey Blue Belt

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    LHW tournament:

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  3. Mavadorov

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    Sultan Aliev signed with the UFC
     
  4. jamesgalb

    jamesgalb Green Belt

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    Updated with the off-chance that they cancel Ward/Irvin and put Ward in the Tourney... Otherwsie stick a guy with a good highlight reel in there, like Rodgers.
     
  5. Slongkong

    Slongkong Brown Belt

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    you have some pretty horrible mismatches. Butler is no where close to the level of Ivanov. and mighty mo vs sosnovskiy? NO way

    Butler should be facing Eitherington both undefeated. KArl has the power to ko Butler, their skillsets are pretty even that's just a good fight.

    you can put in mighty mo but not against a good prospect like that. Mo deserves an easier matchup then re entry into the tourney. Like Holata.

    Acceptable matches for Sosnovskiy are ryan Martinez, javy ayala or Freddie Aquitania considering he beat both ayala and applet.

    Now onto your horrible lhw tourney
    Tito gets absolutely worked by mo terrible mismatch. and they don't wanna set up mo again, it's bad business and theres no need. Sok gets worked by Beltran as well. Mo should never be fighting for a title. Maybe a tito vs soko and m'pumbu vs noe if you want the clear set up for tito but no terrible tourney.

    the rest I'm mostly ok with.
     
  6. Paul L

    Paul L Gassed Belt Platinum Member

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    For the HW tournament...

    4 man:

    Ivanov vs Mighty Mo
    Spartan vs Kongo

    8 man:

    Ivanov vs Thompson
    Spartan vs Ayala
    Butler vs Mighty Mo
    Martinez vs Kongo

    Stuart Austin should fight Karl Etherington. Make it an alternate fight. Battle of the British heavyweights.

    Sosnovskiy needs time to marinate in the division, I'd say Aquitania would be a good opponent, followed by Peter Graham or Lavar, then he'd be ready for the next tourny after this upcoming one.
     
  7. jamesgalb

    jamesgalb Green Belt

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    Id replace Butler with Ethrington.

    The rest were specifically made to line up a legit contender with a 'name' they can beat. Contender wins and they gain a name, name wins and they regain some legitimacy, either way second rounds are solid...

    Tito vs Mo is a legit PPV fight for Tito. No many of those exist for him unless he is fast-forwarded to Rampage... If Bellator sticks to the tournament format (who knows at 205lbs tbh), that is the best route for setting up Titos next 2 fights for PPV-worthy fights.... You can ofcourse flip Mo and Soko for the first round, but I don't think Tito vs Soko draws as well until Soko gets another win...
     
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  8. Slongkong

    Slongkong Brown Belt

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    why would you replace butler with karl? that's dumb. Have them fight each other
     
  9. jamesgalb

    jamesgalb Green Belt

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    I don't think either Butler or Ethrington have enough appeal to warrant taking anyone else out of the tournament... My selections are directed as getting the most attention possible, and I don't think replacing any of the other 7 with a Butler or Ethrington makes sense at this point... They are interchangeable themselves, but I agree that Ethrington is the better fit at this point in his career...

    Give Butler, Austin, etc some showcase fights before entering them into a more prospect-oriented tournament next season. Right now Bellator needs more name recognition for their tournaments this season, in order to give their champions some recognizable challengers...
     
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  10. SBC

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    I co-sign on Rickels-Hawn even though I think that Rickels would yet again be on the wrong side of a pretty devastating KO. Just to see Hawn back at LW would be good.

    I'd like to se Bellator re-sign Nazareno Malagarie at BW and put him in against LC Davis. I think that would make for a really good fight. In a fantasy world I'd like to see Bellator sign Thomas De Almeida and put him up against Emerson for no other reason than to see Emerson get destroyed so people could stop talking about what a beast he is and hopefully that would be the last we'd see of him in Bellator. Also, Almeida is a stud! There's an undefeated BW named Renato Carneiro that I'd like to see fight. Maybe not in a tournament just yet. I'd like to see Rodrigo Lima fight Travis Marx at BW as well.
     
  11. SBC

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    Also, two other non-tournament pick-ups I would love to see are Gregor Gillespie and Chris Honeycutt. Also, bring back that Sinjen Smith kid who made his pro debut back on the Minakov-Kongo fight card.
     
  12. Slongkong

    Slongkong Brown Belt

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    Talk about all these bring backs. How about JImmie rivera? he's nasty and on a crazy streak at BW
     
  13. MeatBarry

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    Ideally.

    HW
    Kongo vs Spartan/Ivanov
    Javy vs Thompson
    Sos vs Etherington
    Butler vs Mighty Mo

    LHW:
    Swarm vs Soko
    Tito vs Beltran
    Mo vs Oezdemir
    Sloan vs Eduardo

    MW:
    Grove vs M'Pumbu
    Marshall vs Parlo
    Deblass vs Reiter
    Filkins vs ward

    WW
    Riggs vs Karl Amoussou
    War Machine vs Zaromskis/Page
    Bryan Baker vs Nate Coy
    Phil Baroni vs Karo Parisyian (why not? lol)

    LW
    Sarnavskiy vs Saad
    derek Anderson vs Michael Chandler
    Terry Etim vs Paul Sass
    Sinclair vs Zavurov

    FW
    Wilcox vs Green
    Nunes vs Fabricio guerreio
    Marlon Sandro vs Mike Richman
    Goiti vs Akop/Neves/Anyone

    BW
    Rafael Silva vs Emerson
    Marx vs Galvao
    Nogueira vs Leone
    Davis vs Lima/Malagarie/Anyone
     
  14. jamesgalb

    jamesgalb Green Belt

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    Updated to reflect new tournament winners no longer participating...

    Cool stuff imo, allows for new winners while also allowing old winners to feel free to fight without having to enter another tournament.
     
  15. CoryGraves

    CoryGraves Guest

    MW-
    Mikkel Parlo vs.
    Ben Reiter vs. Jonas Billstein
    Emiliano Sordi vs. Tom DeBlass
    Perry Filkins vs. Bubba McDaniel
    Alternate: Joe Vedepo, Ward/Irvin winner

    BW
    LC Davis vs. Travis Marx
    Rob Emerson vs Diego Marlon
    Sergej Grecicho vs Anthony Leone
    Brandon Bender vs Mike Richman

    edit: added richman to BW mix after seeing he was dropping down.
     
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  16. CoryGraves

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    HW
    Stuart Austin vs. Josh Diekmann
    Karl Etherington vs. Blagoi Ivanov
    James Thompson vs. Mighty Mo
    Dmitriy Sosnovskiy vs. Javy Ayala
     
  17. ebartlett84

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    Yes, the kid made an impression on me also.

    He's scheduled to fight in Sacramento on Saturday.
     

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