Bellator MMA continues to be the best alternative to the UFC in Mixed Martial Arts.
One of the growing organisation’s recent cards did huge television numbers in the United States. It was, unfortunately, headlined by a nostalgia laced match-up between Kimbo Slice and Ken Shamrock. I say unfortunate because the company has so much more to offer than side show fights between aged former UFC stars.
Bellator also hosts some quality action involving top notch up and comers with huge potential, and championship calibre fighters, who could easily compete with the best talent that the UFC has to offer.
Dana White’s nearest U.S rivals are also home to regular, devastating and dynamic finishes thanks to a cast of ultra-violent characters.
Last night this tradition continued as Bellator 140 featured two fantastic K.O’s. One came thanks to the powerful right hand of Brennan Ward, with the other courtesy of the scarily unorthodox and unpredictable talents of Brit, Michael Page.
Brennan “The Irish Bad Boy” Ward, an American, battled Roger “The Leprechaun” Caroll, another American, in a battle for the “who wants to be Irish more” championship of the world. The result was a brutal piece of Paddy WHACKery
Then Michael “Venom” Page proved why he is one of the most touted prospects in all of MMA when he scored a beautiful knockout of the wonderfully named Rudy Bears.
The finish brings Page to 8-0 as a professional, with 5 of those wins coming via KO/TKO. The ludicrously lanky Page, who fights out of the famed London Shootfighters stable, is certainly one to watch.
He has been so from the get go, in fact. His pro-debut ended with this spectacular viral knockout.
No one has ever been so confident debuting at anything, ever.
If you are a new to MMA and have so far only viewed the UFC, we recommend you expand your horizons and check out Bellator.
It has recently been added to the schedule in the UK and Ireland via Spike TV.