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1/21/13 10:53 AM
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BELLATOR 86: ASKREN VS. AMOUSSOU
Date: January 24, 2013
Location: Thackerville, Oklahoma
Venue: WinStar World Casino
Broadcast: Spike TV, Spike.com

MAIN (Spike TV, 10 p.m. ET)
Ben Askren vs. Karl Amoussou - for welterweight title
Muhammed Lawal vs. Przemyslaw Mysiala - light-heavyweight-tournament opening round
Douglas Lima vs. Michail Tsarev - welterweight-tournament opening round
Ben Saunders vs. Koffi Adzitso - welterweight-tournament opening round

PRELIMINARY (Spike.com, 8 p.m. ET)
Brent Weedman vs. Marius Zaromskis - welterweight-tournament opening round
Raul Amaya vs. Jose Gomes - welterweight-tournament opening round
Javier Obregon vs. Hunter Tucker
Mike Maldonado vs. Joseph Salas
Zach Church vs. Damon Jackson
Cortez Coleman vs. Matt Jones
1/21/13 11:00 AM
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Ben Askren headlining? Jesus H Christ.
1/21/13 11:03 AM
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Askren becomes a star Thursday night

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1/21/13 11:05 AM
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I feel Bellator would be better off to have all tournament fights in each division on the same card, makes it easier for people to follow each tournament if the fights are on the same card as opposed to having 3 on 1 event and then 1 a week later.  Also all tournament bouts should be televised so people can follow the fighters though the tournament.  I understand they have to showcase their champs but they should have done that all on one card at the start as having Askren headline is a bad idea.

1/21/13 11:09 AM
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The LW tournament will all be on one card

I think 2 and 2 is also fine and what they should have done here so they all get televised, having them on the undercard isnt a great idea if thats what they're selling to the public which is what Bellator is about

1/21/13 11:21 AM
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liquidrob - Askren becomes a star Thursday night

You cant stop the funk

More like "Askren kills some interest in Bellator for viewers."  

1/21/13 11:39 AM
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1/21/13 12:01 PM
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i think this time they had to split the tournaments because they were trying to get all the title fights in the first few cards. in past seasons of bellator it was usually all 4 opening round fights on the same main card.

i imagine they will go back to that formula in the future.

1/21/13 12:10 PM
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Putting tournament fights online instead of on tv is very disrespectful to those fighters and imo is a stupid move.

They could have done one LHW fight last week, the following three LHW fights this week with a title fight then next week all 4 WW, all 4 LW ect and then in the next month when you only have two semi fights on each card you put the Dantas and Storm title fights to fill out those cards.

They are basically saying only Mo and Babalu and Lima and saunders are important in these two tournaments.
1/21/13 12:12 PM
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EcKy is correct, they should have first 4 opening round fights in one event and show them all..the way it is now, having one light heavy fight a week after the other ones, and only airing 2 ltwt tourny fights is confusing as hell..i know the other 2 tourny fights are on spike.com but not too many will tune into that to watch them..

ive always been confused about the way bellator runs their tournaments..
1/21/13 12:12 PM
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I love Karl, been following him for like 4 or 5 years, but Jesus Christ I don't think he has slightest chance to stop the TD's... Phone Post
1/21/13 12:25 PM
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1/21/13 12:30 PM
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1/21/13 12:30 PM
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maybe Amoussou can pull off a sub like he did against Baker.

1/21/13 12:33 PM
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I've never seen askren fight. Should I bring a pillow? Phone Post
1/21/13 12:38 PM
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BJ bashed into McDs mincemeat -  I've never seen askren fight. Should I bring a pillow? Phone Post

idk, i dont think he is THAT boring. i mean, he maintains top control a lot, but he is usually very active with sweeps and lots of transitions. it can be very interesting to watch, but it isnt for everyone.

1/21/13 12:39 PM
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Escopeta - Ben Askren headlining? Jesus H Christ.

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1/21/13 12:43 PM
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IMO bellator has been doing the smart thing only having askren fight once a year
1/21/13 12:48 PM
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liquidrob - Askren becomes a star Thursday night

You cant stop the funk

More like "Askren kills some interest in Bellator for viewers."  

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1/21/13 1:29 PM
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Askren will entertain the masses
1/21/13 2:32 PM
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Why don't they have open weight tournies???
1/21/13 2:50 PM
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1/21/13 3:04 PM
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I like watching Askren fights. He is absolutely among the most dominant active fighters. Finishes will come.
1/21/13 3:38 PM
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BJ bashed into McDs mincemeat -  I've never seen askren fight. Should I bring a pillow? Phone Post

It depends on if you can appreciate dominant positions using uncanny wrestling based transitions.

It's also interesting to see if another very good martial artist who has been training for months with the sole intent to stop Askrens game can pull it off.

 

1/21/13 4:23 PM
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They have such different approaches to the game but I love watching both Amoussou and Askren fight. Have to side with Askren because he has proven himself time and time again to be able to handle well rounded opponents, but it is not out of question that Psycho pulls this off.


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