Who Will Advance, Bader Or Mitrione?
Bellator 207 is right here and we’ve received predictions forward of tonight’s (Oct. 12) motion.
One of many Bellator Heavyweight Grand Prix finalists shall be decided in the principle occasion of Bellator 207. Mild heavyweight champion Ryan Bader will go one-on-one with Matt Mitrione. Each males have been hovering contained in the Bellator cage. Bader has gone Three-Zero since getting into the Bellator cage. Mitrione is Four-Zero underneath the Bellator banner.
Heavyweight veterans Roy Nelson and Sergei Kharitonov may even be competing on the principle card of Bellator 207. We even have Lorenz Larkin vs. Ion Pascu, Kevin Ferguson Jr. vs. Corey Browning, and Carrington Banks vs. Mandel Nallo.
Let’s not waste anymore time, listed below are the Bellator 207 principal card predictions:
Matt Mitrione vs. Ryan Bader
Followers could level to what occurred in the course of the Gegard Mousasi vs. Rory MacDonald struggle and that’s all they should know to make a prediction for this bout. Dimension can certainly play an element within the end result of fights. Mitrione shall be larger than Bader, so “Darth” isn’t more likely to convey Mitrione to the bottom with out struggling to take action. It gained’t be a stroll within the park for Bader, however I’m gonna go towards the grain right here.
Bader is aware of the best way to shut the gap on his opponents. I don’t consider Mitrione will be capable to preserve Bader at vary as successfully as one may suppose. “Darth’s” pace may give Mitrione some points, and that overhand hand is at all times a menace. In the long run I believe Bader will shut the gap and grapple with Mitrione sufficient instances to drag off a choice win.
Prediction: Ryan Bader
Roy Nelson vs. Sergei Kharitonov
Two heavyweight bulls may even take middle stage within the co-main occasion. Each males are seasoned veterans, so this contest shall be something however beginner hour. Nelson at all times packs a ton of energy in his palms and even on the age of 42, he can nonetheless knock out anybody with the appropriate punch. As for Kharitonov, he would be the extra technical fighter on the toes. He’ll look to steer clear of Nelson’s energy and preserve his distance.
If Nelson can’t discover the chin of Kharitonov, then he’ll seemingly look to take the struggle to the bottom. Kharitonov isn’t helpless on the bottom, however I think Nelson’s management would win out on this scenario. I consider Nelson will be capable to discover the chin of Kharitonov for the knockout win.
Prediction: Roy Nelson
Lorenz Larkin vs. Ion Pascu
Larkin has had two opponent adjustments earlier than selecting Pascu. The previous Final Combating Championship (UFC) welterweight was supposed to fulfill Yaroslav Amosov, however Amosov went down with an harm. Then Larkin was scheduled to tackle Erick Silva, however Silva additionally pulled out. Pascu brings toughness and wrestling potential, however “The Monsoon” is on one other stage.
Pascu has eight losses, one among them by way of submission and the opposite got here by the use of disqualification. It’s robust to place this man away, however Larkin doesn’t should. I consider he’ll have Pascu beat in all areas of the sport earlier than incomes a unanimous determination win.
Prediction: Lorenz Larkin
Kevin Ferguson Jr. vs. Corey Browning
It’s at all times enjoyable to see the expansion of “Baby Slice.” Since being submitted in his skilled blended martial arts debut, Ferguson has completed three opponents in a row within the first spherical. Like his late father, Kimbo Slice, Ferguson can mild his opponents up on the toes however he has a knack for getting his arm underneath the chin for rear-naked chokes.
Browning isn’t any slouch on the bottom, however he was additionally submitted by way of rear-naked choke in his final struggle. I solely see Ferguson dropping this struggle if he’s careless. In any other case, I count on him to bomb on Browning early earlier than nabbing one other fast submission end.
Prediction: Kevin Ferguson Jr.
Carrington Banks vs. Mandel Nallo
Banks has discovered a house in Bellator since June 2016. He’s gone Three-1 underneath the Bellator banner along with his solely loss coming to the proficient Adam Piccolotti. Nallo is undefeated and has seemed sensational doing so. He knocked out Alec Williams in simply 18 seconds in his Bellator debut.
Combating Banks this quickly is a large ask of Nallo. Banks is a substantial step up in competitors. He has the wrestling to make issues robust for Nallo to get going. I’ll take Banks right here, but when Nallo can win in spectacular trend once more then the light-weight division ought to take discover.
Prediction: Carrington Banks
That does it for the Bellator 207 predictions. Be a part of us for stay protection of Bellator 207 beginning at 6:30 p.m. ET.