Fortunes changed for five on busy night for MMA
It was only minutes into Saturday night's Bellator broadcast that it was clear this was a new company.
Late replacement, and relatively unknown fighter Joe "The Doctor" Vedepo, came out with a large video wall behind him, flanked by two models in nurses outfits. Not to be outdone, his opponent, "King" Mo Lawal, who is used to theatrics from his career roots in Japan, came out with women in skimpy bikini bottoms.
Bellator 2.0 is absolutely nothing like Bellator 1.0.
Whether this is good or bad depends upon your taste. Ultimately it depends on whether this new version of fighting entertainment can attract either fans from the MMA boom period who have dropped out, or create new fans...
Fabricio Werdum vs. Mark Hunt full fight video preview: UFC 180
When Cain Velasquez went down injured, the powers that be acted fast in recruiting Mark Hunt to step in and save the day. He'll do just that when he battles Fabricio Werdum for the interim heavyweight championship in the main event of tonight's (Sat., Nov. 15, 2014) UFC 180 pay-per-view (PPV) in Mexico City, Mexico. But will this hero find a happy ending? Or will this story end in tragedy?
Jake Ellenberger vs. Kelvin Gastelum full fight video preview: UFC 180
Kelvin Gastelum's shot at the big time comes tonight (Sat., Nov. 15, 2014) when he brings a 9-0 record into his showdown against a still proud welterweight contender in Jake Ellenberger in the co-main event of the UFC 180 pay-per-view (PPV) in Mexico City, Mexico. Despite his 2-3 record in his last five fights, "The Juggernaut" represents a steep step up in competition for the former Ultimate Fighter winner.
UFC 180 Weigh In Results
The official weigh-in event for UFC 180: "Werdum vs. Hunt" took place today (Fri., Nov. 14, 2014) from Mexico City Arena in Mexico City, Mexico.
All fighters made weight without incident.
Complete UFC 180 weigh in results are as follows:
265 lbs.: Fabricio Werdum (232) vs. Mark Hunt (265)
170 lbs.: Jake Ellenberger (171) vs. Kelvin Gastelum (170)
145 lbs.: Ricardo Lamas (145) vs. Dennis Bermudez (146)
170 lbs.: Augusto Montano (169) vs. Chris Heatherly (170)
170 lbs.: Edgar Garcia (170) vs. Hector Urbina (169)
145 lbs.: Yair Rodriguez (145) vs. Leonardo Morales (144)
135 lbs.: Alejandro Perez (135) vs. Jose Alberto Quinonez (135)
135 lbs.: Jessica Eye (134) vs. Leslie Smith (134)
145 lbs.: Gabriel Benitez (145) vs. Humberto Brown (146)
135 lbs.: Enrique Briones (134) vs. Guido Cannetti (135)
135 lbs.: Marco Beltran (136) vs. Marlon Vera (135)