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Breaking It Down: Bellator 70

After a fun run the end of Bellator‘s sixth season has arrived. With merely nine more fights to go before a short break and the start of a truncated Summer Series, it’s been a long, hard road to get to where we are now. Even harder for the fighters, though, eh? With many, many exciting fights, a title-change, some hilarious moments, and some really terrible and boring decisions behind us, it’s time to look forward to tonight.

The card features a tournament final and a title-fight, so let’s roll!

Kelvin Tiller defeats Jeremiah Riggs via TKO Round 1
Blake Dufour defeats Derek Arcement via Unanimous Decision
Kyle Bradley defeats John Harris via Knockout Round 2
Charlie Radar defeats A.J. Matthews via Knockout Round 1
Josh Shockley defeats Keith Schneider via Submission Round 3

Francisco Derek Campos (9-2) vs. Rich Clementi (42-21-1)

A long time veteran of the sport, Clementi looks to be a headache for yet another upcoming fighter in Campos. Campos, a relative newcomer, has some serious skills, and I would not be shocked to see him start submitting folks in the Bellator cage. Clementi has a hell of a lot of advantages in this bout, but I doubt his ability to hang with Campos after the first 5 minutes, and I expect the Texan to take it to the veteran.

Winner – Francisco Derek Campos defeats Rich Clementi via TKO Round 3

Luis Alberto Nogueira (13-2) vs. Hiroshi Nakamura (15-5-4)

This fight isn’t going to be pretty. The Japanese fighter, Nakamura, took Rodrigo Lima out of contention, and with his grappling chops he could do the same to anyone. Nogueira, however, isn’t going to lay down for anybody. He has fantastic takedown defense, is young, quick, and has the stamina to go 25 minutes, let alone 15. He takes a long, boring, and likely close decision.

Winner – Luis Alberto Nogueira defeats Hiroshi Nakamura via Unanimous Decision

Rick Hawn (13-1) vs. Brent Weedman (20-7-1)

Weedman is not someone that should be overlooked. With his experience, his skills, and his heart, he could very well play the spoiler and win this tournament. Having said that, it just seems like it’s Hawn’s time to shine. Hawn has some serious power, and I just don’t see him being beaten. He takes the lightweight tournament in exciting fashion.

Winner – Rick Hawn defeats Brent Weedman via Unanimous Decision

Cole Konrad (8-0) vs. Eric Prindle (7-1)

I’m just not sold on Prindle. His claim to fame is getting kicked in the anus, and… yeah. Konrad, who is a bad, bad man, is going to take Prindle down and pound him into the mat, and then tap him out.

Winner – Cole Konrad defeats Eric Prindle via Submission Round 1

For the last time this season, Bellator airs live on Spike.com at 7:00 PM EST with some preliminary bouts with the main card going live at 8:00 on MTV 2, TheScore.com in Canada, or on Spike.com.

Enjoy the fights!

PHOTO CREDIT – BELLATOR