Strange as it may sound, the loss of Tito Ortiz-Quinton Jackson turned out to be a positive for Bellator 106 based on the organization’s subsequent decision to show the card for free. Doing so exposed a lot more fans to the product than would have been the case with a $50 price tag and no doubt created some new followers based on the attached action. The undercard was strong, the featured fights were decent, and headliners Eddie Alvarez-Michael Chandler produced another classic. Some quick thoughts: Joe Riggs still has a little gas left in the tank and should end up in a Bellator tournament final at some point / Pat Curran has some mental hurdles to leap before truly emerging as an elite fighter / Daniel Straus’ size and wrestling ability are going to make him a hard champ to dethrone / Mo Lawal’s lack of improvement, even regression, over the past few years is concerning / Is there any unification bout in history with less interest than Emanuel Newton’s eventual date with Attila Vegh? / I could watch Chandler-Alvarez fight 10X. Their heart combined with technique and willful aggression is a recipe for action-packed entertainment in the cage.
Welcome back to the 10-Point Must! Every week I’ll give my thoughts on ten topics from the past seven days with hopes the readership will contribute their takes as well in the Comments section. This time around, subjects range from Bellator 106 to a few new UFC match-ups to the hazy future for Dan Henderson beyond his upcoming bout with Vitor Belfort at UFC Fight Night 32. (Photos by USA Today Sports Images)
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