Bellator season seven rolls on. This Friday, the traveling circus stops at the Nutter Center in Dayton, Ohio with Bellator 78. The card features the semifinal round of the season-seven welterweight tournament. Despite some solid fighters, it might be the most anticlimactic tournament this season. Do we really think any of the final four can avoid a wrestling lesson at the hands of Bellator champion Ben Askren?
This weekend Bellator kicks off their heavyweight tournament at the Horseshoe Casino in Hammond, Ind. The field is headlined by a grudge match between Eric Prindle and Thiago Santos. With only a few hours until fight time, there is a still a chance the contest will not happen. Also, this week Mann Talk debuts some useless MMA math, because heavyweight MMA calls for ridiculousness.
Bellator Fighting Championships returns for what appears to be their last season on MTV2 before moving to Spike TV. The seventh season kicks off with Bellator 74, which takes place Sept. 28 at Caesars Atlantic City.
Bellator 72, which takes place this evening at the USF Sun Dome, features a welterweight tournament finale, two light heavyweight tournament semifinals as well as some interesting fights featuring UFC and Strikeforce veterans. As always the main card airs live on MTV2 and EPIX, while the undercard can been seen on Spike.com.
“UFC 148: Silva vs. Sonnen II” takes place Saturday night in Las Vegas and you know what that means. That’s right, it’s time for ProMMAnow.com to round up the troops to send in their staff picks. And whether it was by snail mail, email or carrier pigeon, or Furby with his smoke signals, we have the complete main card breakdown and predictions for you right here. This one is a biggie!
The Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix finally comes to a close this weekend when Josh Barnett and Daniel Cormier clash in the finals at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, Calif. Gilbert Melendez puts his lightweight title on the line against longtime rival Josh Thomson and Rafael Cavalcante looks for revenge for a 2009 knockout loss to Mike Kyle. The ProMMAnow.com staff join forces like the Super-Friends to bring you our thoughts and predictions on each of the main card bouts.
Richard Mann breaks down the main card for Bellator’s sixth season premiere which airs tonight LIVE on MTV 2 and features Joe Warren defending his featherweight title against Pat Curran in the main event.