Another weekend of mixed martial arts has came and went. I know everyone didn’t get to see everything and that’s where I come in. Friday night we started off with Bellator231 at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Connecticut. it brought only a couple of finishes from the maincard. Saturday morning we had UFC Singapore go down in the Singapore Indoor Stadium in Singapore. The fights were good nothing to crazy but it wasn’t a bad card at all, it had 4 finishes between the main card and Prelims. To finish off the night of fights you had Bellator232 at the Mohegan Sun Arena once again. Between the Mainevent and the prelims their were 7 finishes. All in all a good weekend of fights.
Llara Joanne is training with the Pitbull brothers and was making her promotional debut. She was fighting UFC veteran and the Bare Knuckle champion Bec Rawlings and she beat her with a impressive submisision. They are really doing it right with the Pitbull Brothers I understand why their coach is in the running for Coach of the Year.
Phil Davis was getting beat in the stand up portion of this fight I don’t know it looked really close though. Phil had to turn to his wrestling and when he did that he took down Karl and fired shots until the ref had to stop it. It was a closer fight than I expected.
This was kind of a surprise to me only because I thought Maurice Greene was going to be hyped for this fight and I thought he did the right necessary steps to win this fight. Boy, was I wrong! Pavlovich made easy work of him and finished him in 1 round. We might have another heavyweight prospect on our hands.
This is pretty much how I expected this fight to play out. Don’Tale Mayes is good but he definitely isn’t ready for Ciryl Gane at this point in his career. Gane trains with Francis Ngannou for gods sake. Gane picked him apart for 3 rounds, and with 15 seconds left he went with the heel hook submisson.
Well, this is probably how Frank Camacho thought this fight would go, and he let it happen. Beneil Dariush took him down in less than 2 minutes took his back and submit him easy peasy.
Demian Maia Vs Ben Aksren was the battle for the best grappler in MMA. Ben Askren isn’t really a crazy grappler to me he’s more of a wrestler. Like i expected if you try to poke the bear you’re going to upset him. Ben Askren came in looking funny but still was impressive in the early rounds. He eventually played around with Demian Maia on the ground for too long and eventually wound up getting submitted.
I didn’t know much about this fight and I still don’t but hey its a finish so here you go. Enjoy!
Devin Powell was making his Bellator Debut taking on Marcus Surin. You might recognize Devin Powell from Dana White’s looking for a fight, and was a former UFC prospect. This fight was honestly pretty close until the end of the second round Surin went for a single leg and got caught in a front choke. The choke looked tight but Surin put his thumbs up. The round ends but Surin was completely out of it and wrestled the ref who decided to wave it off. I know Devin Powell is really happy, and I’m sure his coach Joe Lauzon is to both of them coming off impressive finishes.
Both of these fighters are really green but Lance Gibson Jr is Julia Budds stepson so I figured I would show you his finish over Dominic Jones.
Kevin Ferguson Jr is the late Kimbo Slice’s son. He was coming off a submission lost to Corey Browning and had to prove he still was a prospect. Personally i’m still not sure what hes capable of doing he defeated his opponent Craig Campbell but the strikes looked very illegal, and Campbell hasn’t fought since 2017.
Patrick Mix was originally slated to fight Dominic Mozatta and Chapman stepped up on less than a weeks notice. Chapman had no reason to be in this fight with Mix. Mix had his way with him and picked up the Suloev Stretch submission.
To end off the finishes of the weekend we had Paul “Semtex” Daly taking on Bellator Veteran Saad Awad who was coming off a 3 fight losing streak already. Well, this fight isn’t going to help his confidence at all he gets brutally knocked out in in round 1.