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(Bellator)   Friday Night MMA: Bellator 122, with Brett Cooper vs Brandon Halsey. Prelims stream at 7 PM ET, main card at 9 PM ET on Spike TV. Followed by RFA 16 on AXS TV at 10 PM ET   (bellator.com ) divider line
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2014-07-25 01:31:43 PM  
Prelims stream at 7 PM ET
Spike.com Prelims link:  http://www.spike.com/shows/bellator-mma/live
Bellator.com prelims link:  http://bellator.com/articles/prelimstream

This is the Boobies-Bjorn Rebney card, and it should be interesting to see what changes Scott Coker makes in the next few weeks and months. I get the impression he's aiming for fewer, but more solid events.  It will be a while before the changes take hold, though.  Tonight's event is really a Rebney card, mostly put together pre-Coker.  It doesn't look too bad, with the middleweight and welterweight tournament finals, and the light heavyweight semifinals. The Phil Baroni vs Karo Parisyan fight would be more appropriate to 2007 than 2014, though.

We'll see if the recent Melvin Manhoef and Paul Daley signings, and subsequent changes, reinvigorate Bellator.

www.tapology.com

After Bellator, there's RFA 16 on AXS TV. It starts at 10 PM ET.  Bellator should end at 11 PM ET or a bit after, but RFA should run until 12:30 AM ET, so there should be time to see the last two or three fights.

As usual with most AXS TV events, it looks like the prelims won't be streamed.  That's a shame, Since Danny Mainus is fighting in the last prelim and we'll miss The Voice's epic commentary, like last time:

"Mainus getting beaten on!":  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ogB05Y9YDFg

www.tapology.com
 
2014-07-25 02:35:52 PM  
Just noticed the filter got me for trying to say this is the initial event after Rebney was fired.

/BOOBIES!
 
2014-07-25 03:29:03 PM  
Holy crapamole it IS Friday, my days are all mixed up from taking time off to catch a couple ball games.

psychicdeath99: Just noticed the filter got me for trying to say this is the initial event after Rebney was fired.

/BOOBIES!


Why do you think he was fired, and do you think Coker will steer the company away from that WWE style of false rivalries and huge contracts to has beens?
 
2014-07-25 03:43:59 PM  
www.tapology.com
Busy all weekend so won't be watching this or UFC. Thank you, DVR...
 
2014-07-25 04:17:05 PM  

violentsalvation: Holy crapamole it IS Friday, my days are all mixed up from taking time off to catch a couple ball games.

psychicdeath99: Just noticed the filter got me for trying to say this is the initial event after Rebney was fired.

/BOOBIES!

Why do you think he was fired, and do you think Coker will steer the company away from that WWE style of false rivalries and huge contracts to has beens?


The rumors I've heard most on the firing were that Viacom wanted to ditch the tournament format and that Rebney refused to do so. and that Bjorn was just a pain to work with. I imagine that Viacom execs expected to be more competitive with the UFC by now as well.

As far as Coker, I think he'll be less WWE-like (if Viacom lets him be). He will probably be stuck paying too much to UFC castoffs in the near future. Not much he can do about that unless he outbids the UFC for up and comers. Hard to do, since the UFC cachet counts for a lot.
 
2014-07-25 06:05:45 PM  

psychicdeath99: violentsalvation: Holy crapamole it IS Friday, my days are all mixed up from taking time off to catch a couple ball games.

psychicdeath99: Just noticed the filter got me for trying to say this is the initial event after Rebney was fired.

/BOOBIES!

Why do you think he was fired, and do you think Coker will steer the company away from that WWE style of false rivalries and huge contracts to has beens?

The rumors I've heard most on the firing were that Viacom wanted to ditch the tournament format and that Rebney refused to do so. and that Bjorn was just a pain to work with. I imagine that Viacom execs expected to be more competitive with the UFC by now as well.

As far as Coker, I think he'll be less WWE-like (if Viacom lets him be). He will probably be stuck paying too much to UFC castoffs in the near future. Not much he can do about that unless he outbids the UFC for up and comers. Hard to do, since the UFC cachet counts for a lot.


Bjorn seemed like a dick after the Alvarez and Askren contract problems, but I don't know if that was all him or Viacom pulling the strings. Just a couple years ago Bellator was putting on great entertaining fights so hopefully Coker turns the company around. Too bad if they do away with the tournament format, I kinda like it.
 
2014-07-25 06:06:40 PM  
www.tapology.com
 
2014-07-25 06:39:12 PM  
Some places are still saying 7 PM ET for the Bellator prelims, but the graphic up at the stream's feed now says 6:45 PM ET.

http://www.spike.com/shows/bellator-mma/live
 
2014-07-25 06:46:02 PM  
prelims are live
 
2014-07-25 06:53:59 PM  
BLOOD FOR THE BLOOD GOD!
 
2014-07-25 06:55:19 PM  
10-9 Martinez.  Rios did really well early until he got blasted.
 
2014-07-25 06:57:36 PM  
KABOOM!  Rios nailed him with a kick to the head.
 
2014-07-25 07:01:33 PM  
Rios KO   gif by Zombie Prophet

http://gfycat.com/FaithfulSoftIrishwolfhound
 
2014-07-25 07:06:30 PM  
HOLY shiat!!!!
 
2014-07-25 07:11:45 PM  
Elbows from Hell   gif by Zombie Prophet

http://gfycat.com/ThinMiserlyAmericancrocodile
 
2014-07-25 07:16:14 PM  

psychicdeath99: Elbows from Hell   gif by Zombie Prophet

http://gfycat.com/ThinMiserlyAmericancrocodile


Holy shiat that was great.
 
2014-07-25 07:17:44 PM  
Good evening ladies and gentlemen.
 
2014-07-25 07:22:40 PM  
10-9 Gonzalez
 
2014-07-25 07:22:47 PM  
10-9 Gonzales
 
2014-07-25 07:23:41 PM  
Amousou did not like the multiple lefts to his ribs when on the ground.
 
2014-07-25 07:28:57 PM  
10-9 Amoussou  19-19
 
2014-07-25 07:29:48 PM  

psychicdeath99: 10-9 Amoussou  19-19


Yep.
 
2014-07-25 07:35:47 PM  
Amoussou reacted damn quick when those elbows were coming down on his ribs.
 
2014-07-25 07:35:59 PM  
Close round.  10-9 Gonzalez. 29-28 Gonzalez.   Ammousou's late slip cost him the fight
 
2014-07-25 07:40:23 PM  
Phil "The New York Asshole" Baroni
 
2014-07-25 07:41:10 PM  

psychicdeath99:


As far as Coker, I think he'll be less WWE-like (if Viacom lets him be). He will probably be stuck paying too much to UFC castoffs in the near future. Not much he can do about that unless he outbids the UFC for up and comers. Hard to do, since the UFC cachet counts for a lot.


Not much he can do when the obvious goal of any up and comer is to get picked up by the UFC. Can't really blame him if he does try to ape fake wrestling, it makes money. The problem with that business model is when one of your much hyped stars gets clowned by a relative nobody (Kimbo Slice) or a known has been that washed out of the major leagues and is still light years ahead of a C list org like Bellator
 
2014-07-25 07:45:14 PM  

One Bad Apple: psychicdeath99:


As far as Coker, I think he'll be less WWE-like (if Viacom lets him be). He will probably be stuck paying too much to UFC castoffs in the near future. Not much he can do about that unless he outbids the UFC for up and comers. Hard to do, since the UFC cachet counts for a lot.

Not much he can do when the obvious goal of any up and comer is to get picked up by the UFC. Can't really blame him if he does try to ape fake wrestling, it makes money. The problem with that business model is when one of your much hyped stars gets clowned by a relative nobody (Kimbo Slice) or a known has been that washed out of the major leagues and is still light years ahead of a C list org like Bellator


Pretty much.  At this point it's like trying to compete with the NFL.  Lots have tried, and signed a few big names for huge dollars, but they can't sustain it and the NFL stays #1 by a huge margin, while the WFL, UFL etc are long gone.
 
2014-07-25 07:46:26 PM  
FARKING OUCH!!!
 
2014-07-25 07:48:56 PM  
As someone who has had six procedures on my left knee I'm not getting a kick out of this result.
 
2014-07-25 07:52:17 PM  
Blown out knee.   gif by Zombie Prophet

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2014-07-25 08:01:48 PM  
Seeing Couture reminded me that Joe Riggs just signed with the UFC for Fight Night 51.  As someone on Tapology said, it looks like the prize for winning Fightmaster is a UFC contract...
 
2014-07-25 08:04:25 PM  
 
2014-07-25 08:06:03 PM  
Poppies was totally outclassed
 
2014-07-25 08:06:25 PM  
Jenkins has a fine hard jab.
 
2014-07-25 08:06:49 PM  

psychicdeath99: Baroni ending the interview

http://fansided.com/2014/07/25/bellator-122-phil-baroni-enough-quest io ns-video/#!bmx0vI


This is going to be a fight where I want both guys to lose.
 
2014-07-25 08:11:05 PM  
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2014-07-25 08:19:28 PM  
this is gonna be ugly
 
2014-07-25 08:20:28 PM  
Both of these guys are on the Beer diet.
 
2014-07-25 08:24:29 PM  
10-9 Frembling.   he's beyond gassed though
 
2014-07-25 08:30:17 PM  
That uppercut damn near ended this.
 
2014-07-25 08:30:57 PM  
10-9 Frembling.  He took the round back late.  20-18
 
2014-07-25 08:32:35 PM  
Marc Raimondi @marc_raimondi  10m
Brown won't be fined and he's still eligible for bonuses, per Dana White. Commission messed up and wouldn't let him weigh in again.
 
2014-07-25 08:36:21 PM  
Finally saw that every kick was a good kick.
 
2014-07-25 08:36:24 PM  
KA BOOM!

He needed that.

Ugly fight though.  Like watching walruses fight
 
2014-07-25 08:39:14 PM  

psychicdeath99: KA BOOM!

He needed that.

Ugly fight though.  Like watching walruses fight mate

 
2014-07-25 08:40:53 PM  
Knee to the chin    gif by Zombie Prophet

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2014-07-25 08:42:55 PM  

2wolves: psychicdeath99: KA BOOM!

He needed that.

Ugly fight though.  Like watching walruses fight mate


probably more accurate
 
2014-07-25 08:49:52 PM  
Main card in about 10 minutes?
 
2014-07-25 08:51:26 PM  

Testiclaw: Main card in about 10 minutes?


Yep.
 
2014-07-25 08:55:12 PM  

2wolves: Testiclaw: Main card in about 10 minutes?

Yep.


Good deal.

I missed the prelims, tuned in and saw cops chasing a woman.

I'm kind of farked up at the moment, so I'm not catching on to things.
 
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