The MMA Report Preview Show: Bellator 162 Edition

Jason Floyd and Daniel Galvan are back for another edition of “The MMA Report Preview Show” and they preview Friday’s Bellator 162.

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6 Responses

  1. Hardcore MMA fan

    Bellator 157 had 16 MMA fights. 15 stoppages and only 1 decision which was the main event. I don’t think there’s ever been that many stoppages from a major MMA promotion event. And the fights were all matched well. Like there wasn’t fights with a name vs a can in any of the fights. I just find that amazing. Bellator 157 was one of the best Bellator fight cards they’ve done to date.

    I know there’s a Scott Coker connection with Bigfoot Silva. But I can see him signing with Rizin FF instead. Only thing is if he does sign with Rizin. Who does he fight? Maybe fedor vs Bigfoot rematch? Then he’ll prolly sign with Bellator.

    I would love to see a Bellator Heavyweight Grand Prix with these 8 fighters and matchups:

    Kharitonov vs Kongo, Fedor vs Lashley, Bigfoot vs Mitrione, and Carwin vs Gormely.

    • Jason Floyd

      If Bellator decided to sign Antonio Silva, he should not be placed into a tournament to decide the next Bellator heavyweight champion. Let’s not forget that he is 1-6-1 in his last eight fights. He needs to put together a string of victories before being considered to be placed in a tournament to decide the next champion.

  2. Hardcore MMA fan

    Do you know how many fights Shlemenko has left on his current contract? I think it’s 1 or 2 fights. In 2014 he signed a contract extension. And I believe it was a 6 fight contract extension.

  3. RODNEY P

    I am so sick of hearing Daniel Galvan’s obvious bias against Bobby Lashley. Daniel Galvan, you chose to be a MMA media member, so stop showing your obvious bias against Bobby Lashley about some cardio issue that took place back in 2010 in a loss to Chad Griggs, and show some professional objectivity with your Bobby Lashley analysis by also stating the obvious that he took some time off from MMA after that fight and came back and won a 3 round decision against John Ott in 2011, and he fought a tough 3 round decision loss to James Thompson in 2012, which he did not gas and got hit with 3 low blows from knees by James Thompson, and he won a 5 round decision in 2013 against Tony Melton. Daniel Galvan, it is SO OBVIOUS you just don’t like Bobby Lashley, but keep your personal feelings about the fighters you cover in MMA to yourself and show more objectivity with your analysis and not have your analysis be subjective to your personal feelings. It has gotten to a point where the listeners can expect to hear the same thing on your opinion or analysis of Bobby Lashley, and all based on one 2010 fight against Chad Griggs and based on nothing since then.

  4. RODNEY P

    Bellator 162, warning to all Bellator fighters who are the Bellator favorites, DO NOT FIGHT A CLOSE FIGHT AND EXPECT THE JUDGES TO AWARD YOU A JUDGES DECISION VICTORY BECAUSE IT WILL NOT HAPPEN. Once again, the judges proved just how puzzling they are with Bellator fights and once again the close fight went in favor of the fighters that Bellator seems to be pushing. This type of thing is just ridiculous with Bellator. I have seen Brent Primus get gifted a awful judges decision victory over Gleristone Santos, I have seen Raphael Carvalho get awarded a totally unscrupulous judges decision victory over Melvin Manhoef, I have seen Anastasia Yankova get awarded a highly questionable judges decision over Veta Arteaga, and there have been others and those judges decision always favor the fighter that Bellator is giving the push to. At Bellator 162, I saw Arlene Blencowe beat Julia Budd, only to have the judges award the victory to Julia Budd, and the decision was so bad that the viewers could clearly see the referee shake his head once he heard the scores from the second scorecard when he heard the scores 30-27. This problem seems to be a constant question mark in Bellator more so than with the UFC or with the WSOF. Julia Budd is exactly what she is, a fighter with nothing more than taking her opponents down or crowding her opponents trying to take them down. In all these years of fighting, Julia Budd has not evolved. Bobby Brents vs Chase Gormley was a close entertaining fight, and Ricky Rainey has really been making up for that knockout loss to Michael Venom Page by the way he has fought since that time. And he was also on a bad end of a judges decision in the Bellator cage against Chidi Njokuani. Bobby Lashley showed once again, he is not in the Bellator cage to waste time, he goes out there and takes his opponent to the ground and he immediately starts to maul his opponent and he is actually looking for submissions while mauling his opponents. Next up give Bobby Lashley a fight against Matt Mitrione. And the cheater Alexander Shlemenko won, I would love to see Bellator match him up against John Salter because we know Alexander Shlemenko can’t handle middleweights on the ground, check Brandon Halsey and Hector Lombard (lol). Ryan Couture showed us all that his fighter IQ level against Goiti Yamauchi was really bad. Hisaki Kato is one action pack fighter. Kato vs Neiman Gracie or Ben Reiter or Francisco France would be a nice matchup. Back to the drawing board for Kendall Grove, but he is not to far away from being a top Bellator Middleweight. I wish him well in his future fights in Bellator