Mighty Mo is entering the GP. 47 years young but on a six fight win streak KOing Koreans. Heaviest tourny in 8-man MMA history. Sure these are not the best athletes to ever step into a cage but this is fucking fun, a fun MMA tournament, gonna enjoy watching this.
Are some of them old? Perhaps. Are some of them obese? Perhaps. Would some of them get flagged by USADA? Perhaps. Will it be an entertaining tournament? Absolutely! Is it somehow a breath of fresh air? To me, in the Rebook/USADA/WMMA era, this is a fun tournament.
I thought Kongo vs Ayala was previously announced as the Bellator GP alternate fight but I guess that plan has been cancelled.
Coker said at today’s press conference that Nelson vs Crocop is the alternate fight for the GP tournament.
Never seen a fighter lose in the first round of the tournament and then get alternate fight for that same tournament but then again, most tournaments are not held over such a long timeframe and over so many events.
I have seen a loser go on to the next round if winner is injured but this is not the case.
Here is the ROAD card for Sat if anyones interested.
Too bad Le Banner is out but Oli Thompson is a good replacement. This tourny is just fun, bunch of old tough guys and Aorigele. I find it amusing he is the most popular MMA fighter in China, reminds me of Japan’s love affair with Bob Sapp back in the day.
Road FC 47: Openweight Grand Prix – Opening Round
Main Card – YouTube – 7:00am ET / 4:00am PT
Aorigele vs. Kim Jae-Hun – Quarterfinal
Mighty Mo vs. Gilbert Yvel – Quarterfinal
Gabi Garcia vs. Veronika Futina
Oli Thompson vs. Deng Chaolong – Quarterfinal
Chris Barnett vs. Alexandru Lungu – Quarterfinal
Preliminary Card – YouTube – 4:00am ET / 1:00am PT