It was another action packed weekend in the world of mixed martial arts. Between UFC Fight Night 60 in Broomfield, Colorado, Bellator 133 in Fresno, CA and Legacy FC 38 in Allen Texas – there was enough poetic violence to hand out 10 golden stars for this piece. We’ll stick to the script though.
1st Star: Benson Henderson
Former 3-time defending UFC lightweight champ Benson...
Did you see Alexander Shlemenko (pictured) posterize Melvin Manhoef with a flashy spinning backfist last night at Bellator 133?
One thing’s for sure, Manhoef didn’t see it coming and that’s why the kickboxer ended up unconscious on the canvas.
Shlemenko’s highlight reel strike came at the 1:25 mark in the second round of Friday’s main event. 46
Shlemenko has now won two...
Going in to his fight against Alexander Shlemenko Friday night in the main event of Bellator 133, Melvin Manhoef was likely looking to keep from creating a losing streak. He lost his last fight at Bellator 131 against Joe Schilling. At the least, he did not want to get knocked out again. Losing is one thing, but getting knocked out is like adding insult to injury.Well--so much for...
No mercy will be shown when MMA veterans Alexander Shlemenko (51-9) and Melvin Manhoef (29-12-1) collide in a Bellator main event that will surely end violently.
See what Bellator’s own Jimmy Smith has to say about this match up below.
The Scott Coker era continues at 9 p.m. ET tomorrow night with Bellator 133 ‘Shlemenko vs. Manhoef’ live on Spike TV.
If for some strange reason you’ve decided to sign a contract that at the end of the day involves you locking yourself up in a cage with a young man who currently resides in the City of Angels named Joe Schilling, well, then you may want to take his right cross into account.
That said, good luck – it’s laser guided and it can come from any distance at any given moment. You can...
Bellator 133: Manhoef vs. Shlemenko
When: February 13th, 2015
Where: Save Mart Center in Fresno, California
How: Spike TV (9PM ET/PT)
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When the Joe Schilling and Melvin Manhoef fight was announced as a part of Bellator 131 most people thought it would be a kickboxing match with 4 oz gloves. What we got was an MMA fight between two of the best kick boxers in the world today. It showed us that no matter whether it is kickboxing or MMA – Joe Schilling is a badass. One capable of taking your best shot and then knocking...
If you tune in to MMA events with the hopes of seeing someone get knocked the **** out you were not dissappointed in Bellator 131 (eh--Tito was kind of a downer). Well--at least not in Joe Schilling. After struggling a little with Manhoef in the first round he put an end to the match at the :32 mark in the second with a massive right to the ear.Unlike poor Leslie Smith's ear his...
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Melvin Manhoef (pictured) couldn’t have dreamed of a better showing in his Bellator MMA debut. Speaking of going to sleep, Manhoef had Doug Marshall face-planting with a right hook to the dome in the opening round of their scrap.
Do the cool kids still use the hashtag #Planking? Regardless, that’s exactly what Marshall was doing in last night’s main event.