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Mousasi vs Shlemenko set for Bellator 185

Discussion in 'Cageside - MMA Discussion' started by BJJMMA, Jul 14, 2017.

  1. BJJMMA

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    Gegard Mousasi has a date and opponent for his Bellator debut.

    The Dutch fighter will be taking on former Bellator middleweight champion Alexander Shlemenko at Bellator 185 on Oct. 20. The news was announced by the promotion during the broadcast of Friday’s Bellator 181.


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  2. BJJMMA

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    This should be a fantastic fight
     
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    That's the match I wanted to see, so I'm happy.
     
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    This is fantastic both for fans and for Bellator. Goes a long way to validating Coker's "Strikeforce 2.0" statement. Which I think they are well on their way to attaining and hopefully surpassing.
     
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    Bellator Rising!


    While Dana has his lips locked around McGregors nuts as they swing to and fro getting ready to play patty-cake patty-cake inside a Boxing Ring.
     
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    Fun fight but a mismatch at this point IMO. Bad things might happen to Schlemenko in this one.
     
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    Agree, Mousasi about to turn Schlemenko into Babalu.
     
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  8. Juanandonly

    Juanandonly Deserves got nothing to do with it

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    Sounds like a great fight but I thought they would've got him on a card sooner than October. Early to mid September would've been great. Feel like I'm waiting too long to see Mousasi fight again
     
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    storm is amazing but too small and gegard is next level
     
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    The fight is great. I think Bellator's new policy is no immediate title fights for ufc recruits.
     
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    Should be fun. Schlems striking and spinning shit could cause some problems. I expect gegard to win, but it'll be tough
     
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    Absolute superfight.

    Looks like I just found a reason to visit Connecticut.
     
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    Shlemenko hasn't lost since Halsey (which he avenged) and has only ever been knocked out once.

    That being said, it's hard to imagine Mousasi starting his Bellator career with a loss. I got Mousasi by submission.
     
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    Yes Schlemenko is one of the smallest MWs I've ever seen (based on looks alone) and Mousasi is a former LHW champion/has fought at HW. I think he'll be able to bully Storm and finish him in the first.
     
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    The maple syrup? Shit, that's Vermont.
     
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    No way. Alex is a freakin beast. No worries about a takedown makes him even more dangerous. Moose could be in trouble.
     
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    This is no walk-through for Mousasi.
    I think people are seriously underestimating Storm.
     
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    Yep and I am a huge fan of shlemenko...dude is pure 100% russian balls
     
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    Mous can wrestle and his sub are very dangerous
     
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    I know and I agree but I don't think he will go to the the ground. He likes to stand.
     
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    Very true
    he has never been beaten on the feet and only time he really has been hurt was the Urah hall hail mary spinning shit
    He and machida just sparred a bit
     
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    Nah.
    • Bader
    • Larkin
     
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    Bader was a replacement for King Mo. Larkin ... I'll give you this one, but in the same weight division a bigger name in Rory had to take another fight before the title.
     
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    Because of spinning danger & Schlemenko's unorthodox approach, I see Mousasi staying on the feet for at least the first round and into the second.
    He might be the first guy to KO Storm in 8 years, but things can get dicey, NO ONE utilizes spinning shit better than Storm.
    He is just so gawtdamn tricky, skilled, and tough.
    But I see Mousasi keeping pace high with Alex and working a sub eventually on the ground.
    But who knows?
    Fuck what a fantastic matchup!
     
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    Agreed. Mousasi should be a healthy favorite, but the level of dismissiveness for Alex is crazy. Dude is always dangerous. His body shots and spinning techniques could catch anyone. Mousasi is no exception.
     
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