Sunday, July 22, 2012

Observations from My Couch: Bellator/UFC 149 Mash-Up

  • Sure, Marius Zaromskis won that bout against Waachiim Spiritwolf, but I'm picking Spiritwolf to win the next two rematches.
  • Attila the Vegh is so getting squished by Travis Wiuff.
  • Of course Paul Daley damn near killed Rudy Bears in his Bellator debut.  What did you expect?  It's Paul Daley.  It would've been shocking if Bears somehow survived.
  • Karl Amoussou is slick as hell and fun to watch.  Unfortunately, he's going to be wearing the Askren Manblanket soon, and there's nothing any of us can do about it.
  • Antonio Carvalho's KO of Daniel Pineda was cool and all, but his cuddle immediately after... that was like when Forrest Griffin spooned Bill Mahood.  Yeesh.
  • Yeah, Ronda Rousey would totally kill Bryan Caraway.  No doubt about it.
  • Nothing ruins a 7-second KO more than doing the Robot. 
  • I like watching this Francisco Rivera fight.  Sean Shelby, keep feeding him scrubs.
  • I'm not quite sure how Nick Ring got that decision over Court McGee, but okay, fine, I'll take it, as it means another TUF winner loses.
  • I have no idea where that version of Matt Riddle came from, but he needs to stick around.  The dude reeks of Mystery Machine and Scooby Snacks like crazy.
  • In honor of Brian Ebersole's uninspired performance, I'm not going to bother finishing this sentence with...
  • Cheick Kongo - all hugs, all the time.
  • Boy did Hector Lombard lay a gigantic egg in the Octagon.  Somewhere, Bjorn Rebney was alternating between watching that fight and staring at a Bellator profit-and-loss spreadsheet, and he was smiling.
  • As tough and as skilled as he still is, the sun is setting on Urijah Faber's championship-level abilities.  Let us not mourn its passing.  Instead, let's celebrate the greatness that was.

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