Lima vs. MVP, Curran vs. McKee official for Bellator 221

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  1. Wild

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    Bellator MMA is returning to Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Illinois for a major night of fights on May 11th.

    In addition to the main event between lightweight champion Michael Chandler and featherweight champion Patricio “Pitbull” Freire, the promotion confirmed on Tuesday that a welterweight tournament semifinal between Douglas Lima and Michael Page will be on the card, as well as a key featherweight bout featuring rising star A.J. McKee against former champion Pat Curran.

    Lima (30-7) won his quarterfinal bout against fellow ex-champion Andrey Koreshkov, submitting him with a rear-naked choke in the final round of their trilogy. Page (14-0) won a mostly tepid unanimous decision over fellow British striker Paul…


    Douglas Lima vs. Michael Page, Pat Curran vs. AJ McKee official for Bellator 221
     
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    Think MVP takes his first loss here.
     
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    I think so...Lima is battle tested and bigger than Paul
     
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    More experienced and won’t be afraid to get into exchanges.
     
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  5. Filthy

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    Not so sure.

    [EDIT - Since the knee surgeries,]
    Lima knows how to finish Koreshkov, everybody else goes to decision. And he's 50/50 at winning decisions in Bellator.
    MVP impressed me in the Daley fight with the ease of his striking, I think he controls the engagements and out-points Lima.
     
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    MVP is so fast he made Paul Daleywant to wrestle.

    The battle here will be if he is fast enough to evade Lima's leg kicks.
     
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