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UFC Fight Night Boston Dillashaw Vs Cruz
The headliner for this week for all MMA fans is the bout for the undisputed UFC Bantamweight championship. Champion Tj Dillashaw is set to defend his title against #1 contender Dominick Cruz. Cruz and Dillashaw have developed quit the rivalry over the years with most critics saying that the two are more alike than they think inside the octagon. Dillashaw wants to show that he is a true champion, with two straight defeats over former champion Renan Barao the champ has a lot to prove against Cruz who claims he is the true champion. Cruz who is coming off of another injury, has to show the MMA world that he isn’t a walking band-aid. Cruz is one of the best bantamweights in the world and has all the physical tools to beat the champion. Emotions will be running high but both men are game, and the best bantamweight will walk out champion. In the co main event former lightweight champion Anthony Showtime Pettis takes on Eddie Alvarez, a fight that all of us have waited to see. Pettis the former champion in his first fight since losing the title, is set to get back in the driver seat and try to get back into the title picture. Alvarez who is coming off a big win against Gilbert Melendez is looking to climb the ladder and earn himself a title shot, and a win against Pettis will do that. Travis Browne makes his return to face Matt Mitrione, to big heavyweights looking to make waves in a wide open heavyweight division.
Josh Koscheck out of Bellator 148, New Main Event Announced
Former UFC fighter and new Bellator fighter Josh Koscheck, will have his Bellator debut pushed back to another date, as he was pulled out of the event in Fresno California due to injury. As the past has shown former UFC fighters that make their way to Bellator have had a lot of success. Koscheck who was on a bad losing streak before his UFC departure, is looking for a fresh start to try to revamp his career. The new main event will be in the welterweight division as Paul Semtex Daley (37-13-2) will be taking on Andy Uhrich (11-5). Two welterweights that are looking make a claim that they should be considered for a top contender fight will collide, now in the main event these two warriors will leave it all in the cage. A full stacked main card and a rocking set of prelims will start things off on Spike TV live from the Savemart Center in Fresno.
Coming in HOT King Mo has his sight set on a BIGGER prize
King Mo is coming off a big tournament win in Japan, as he competed in the Rizin heavyweight tournament. After mauling his way through the competition Mo has stated that he wants to fight Fedor Emelianenko and possibly make a run at the Bellator heavyweight title. King Mo was supposed to be in the finals for the light heavyweight tournament back at Bellator Dynamite 1, but an Injury forced him out of the finals. With his exit Phil Davis went on to win the tournament and now is next in line for Liam McGeary title. Either way Mo has options, and if he does choose a heavyweight run a potential Fedor fight would be nice but I would like to see him fight Bobby Lashley.
UFC 197 Rumored Super Card: McGregor Vs Dos Anjos, Holm Vs Tate
Early on in the week the rumors started to spread that a super card is going to be announces for UFC197. With the location being moved to Las Vegas, it looks like White made sure that the event being relocated wouldn’t be the main headline surrounding the PPV. Everyone has been waiting to see if The Notorious one will defend his featherweight title against Frankie Edgar or will he move up in weight and take a shot at the lightweight title against Rafael Dos Anjos. Conor has stated that if he wins that he will be a double champion and defend them both. Some might want Dana White to make Conor drop the featherweight title if he moves up so another contender can have a shot at the gold. If McGregor does have two titles then that could become a conflict down the line with PPV’s. Dos Anjos is the real deal, and has been deadly to everyone that he has faced in the past year plus. No doubt Dos Anjos would be McGregors biggest challenge to date, and if the fight does happen there is no doubt that it will be a barn burner. Also on the card is the new UFC women’s bantamweight champion Holly Holm defending her title against Miesha “Cupcake” Tate. Dana announced that Holly’s first defense will not be the rematch with Rousey, but it will be against what some say is the real #1 contender the always dangerous Tate. Miesha Tate earned her spot agaisnst Rousey back in July when she defeated Jessica Eye, but White and the rest of the matchmakers thought it would be better for Rousey to face Holm. Though it proved to be the right move, Tate still deserves her shot and now it looks like it’s going to happen. Holm might be the favorite here but unlike Rousey Tate has a different approach to her game that will throw Holm off. When this card gets announced it will be huge, and it will set some PPV records.
By: Rick San Bartolome
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