Deepest card in Bellator history is June 14th

Bellator is famous for putting on cards with two or three fights you want to see. This time its different. With the addition of former champ Dantas vs Archuleta and Chidi Njokuani vs Carvalho it is official. biggest card in Bellator history.

Bellator 222

Rory MacDonald vs Neiman Gracie
Chael Sonnen vs Lyoto Machida
Darrion Caldwell vs Kyoji Horiguchi
Dillon Danis vs Max Humphrey
Eduardo Dantas vs Juan Archuleta
Aaron Pico vs Adam Borics
Heather Hardy vs Taylor Turner
Haim Gozali vs Gustavo Wurlitzer
Robson Gracie vs Oscar Vera
Michael Kimble vs Sebastian Ruiz
Michael Wilcox vs Phil Hawes
Brandon Polcare vs Brandon Medina
Nekruz Mirkhojaev vs Marcus Surin
Whitney Francois vs Kastroit Xeham
Kenneth Rivera vs John Beneduce
Valerie Loureda vs Whittany Pyles
Lindsey Van Zandt vs Rena Kubota
Patrick Mix vs Ricky Bandejas
Jon Fitch vs TBD

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still only about 3 fights I want to see. on their "biggest card ever" 

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Robson Gracie jr?

This guy any good?

Ricky Bandejas to deliver some of that sweet chin music again. 

Bring on the gracies, mma is lacking fighting families atm. I wish there was a better than the wme UFC got us westerners, shame they saturated the product so much. 

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Glad to see Bellator doing their biggest card ever.

There are big fights on the card with huge implications like the two title fights, there is a legends fight, and then there are appearances of young fighters from the BJJ and boxing world like Danis and Hardy. Mix in one of JMMA's biggest faces in Rena and a former champ Dantas in a great fight and you got something interesting.

Rory MacDonald vs. Neiman Gracie 170 lbs
Chael Sonnen vs. Lyoto Machida 205 lbs
Dillon Danis vs. Max Humphrey 175 lbs
Darrion Caldwell vs. Kyoji Horiguchi 135 lbs
Aaron Pico vs. Ádám Borics 145 lbs
Ricky Bandejas vs. Patrick Mix 135 lbs
Haim Gozali vs. Gustavo Wurlitzer 170 lbs
Heather Hardy vs. Taylor Turner 125 lbs
Phil Hawes vs. Michael Wilcox 185 lbs
Robson Gracie Jr. vs. Oscar Vera 170 lbs
Rena Kubota vs. Lindsey VanZandt 115 lbs
Rafael Carvalho vs. Chidi Njokuani 185 lbs
Eduardo Dantas vs. Juan Archuleta 145 lbs

The seven fights you really don't want to miss that make this card Bellator's best effort yet:

Rory MacDonald vs. Neiman Gracie 170 lbs
Chael Sonnen vs. Lyoto Machida 205 lbs
Darrion Caldwell vs. Kyoji Horiguchi 135 lbs
Aaron Pico vs. Ádám Borics 145 lbs
Ricky Bandejas vs. Patrick Mix 135 lbs
Rafael Carvalho vs. Chidi Njokuani 185 lbs
Eduardo Dantas vs. Juan Archuleta 145 lbs

tryonmytoupee - 

Robson Gracie jr?

This guy any good?


Time will tell, he is only 1-0 right now.

knappster -

still only about 3 fights I want to see. on their "biggest card ever" 

Which three? 

Hayde7 -
knappster -

still only about 3 fights I want to see. on their "biggest card ever" 

Which three? 


actually 4, the top 3 and Aaron Pico. 

The showcase fights are just that but this really is Bellators best card ever due to these seven fights, I'd say I expected the UG to have some kind words about it but I've come to see 90% of posters like to voice what they don't like about a MMA card rather than what they do like.

 Great job Bellator.


Rory MacDonald vs. Neiman Gracie 170 lbs
Chael Sonnen vs. Lyoto Machida 205 lbs
Darrion Caldwell vs. Kyoji Horiguchi 135 lbs
Aaron Pico vs. Ádám Borics 145 lbs
Ricky Bandejas vs. Patrick Mix 135 lbs
Rafael Carvalho vs. Chidi Njokuani 185 lbs
Eduardo Dantas vs. Juan Archuleta 145 lbs

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Hayde7 -

Ricky Bandejas to deliver some of that sweet chin music again. 

They're putting him in against a guy with a 10-0 record (regional promotions) who has 7 finishes, 6 by sub. Bandejas appears to be comfortable both standing and grappling. I'd really like to see him go on a run. Ever since he KTFO'd Gallagher I've been rooting for him, but I don't know if this will be an easy fight for him. 

Not sure if Mix is currently training at Jackson Wink, but earlier this year they posted a short vid calling him a "top prospect."

 

Too 6 fights are fucking sick. Can't wait!

Heres the full card at this moment:


Rory MacDonald vs Neiman Gracie 

Chael Sonnen vs Lyoto Machida 

Darrion Caldwell vs Kyoji Horiguchi 

Dillon Danis vs Max Humphrey 

Eduardo Dantas vs Juan Archuleta 

Aaron Pico vs Adam Borics 

Heather Hardy vs Taylor Turner 

Haim Gozali vs Gustavo Wurlitzer 

Robson Gracie vs Oscar Vera 

Michael Kimble vs Sebastian Ruiz

Michael Wilcox vs Phil Hawes

Brandon Polcare vs Brandon Medina 

Nekruz Mirkhojaev vs Marcus Surin 

Whitney Francois vs Kastroit Xeham

Kenneth Rivera vs John Beneduce 

Valerie Loureda vsWhittany Pyles 

Lindsey Van Zandt vs Rena Kubota 

Patrick Mix vs Ricky Bandejas 

Jon Fitch vs TBD 

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Thanks JW.

 

Where did you see that posted? Awesome they added Fitch and Loureda. They really are trying to make this their biggest card ever.

No clue who half those people are

Man wtf happened to Dudu?

Last I remember is he won the title, got KO'd outside Bellator, pulled out of a defense or two because of concussion symptoms and that's the last I remember.

BJ Penn Forever -

Thanks JW.

 

Where did you see that posted? Awesome they added Fitch and Loureda. They really are trying to make this their biggest card ever.

No problem at alI, I work for a commission so I can see when promoters post their cards for commissions to see.

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The Closed Guard -

No clue who half those people are

Well it can still be the deepest card in Bellator history since people usually don't have a clue who 80% of the fighters are. Think of it as a 30% improvement. I know 18 of the 38 fighters jwc listed and thats enough to call it the deepest card in Bellator history given the seven fights I want to see.

Thats a good card for sure

If they bump anyone from the main card to put Loureda on it I'd say it's ridiculous. She's 1-0 as a pro. Her opponent is 0-3.

Her last opponent came into the fight at 1-2 and hadn't fought in almost 4 years. They fought on the main card.