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MMA Scribbles Newsletter the 266's - Issue #23

MMA Scribbles Newsletter
It’s International Fight Week!

Photo: Lucas Noonan/ BELLATOR MMA
Photo: Lucas Noonan/ BELLATOR MMA
Here we are the week of UFC 266 and after Bellator 266. Crazy that the numbers are the same so close together, right?
My apologies for posting this so late on a Monday night but there’s a lot changing in where I’ve been dropping content these days.
I’ll drop those links at the end in case any of them interests you. But first, the fights…
Yoel Romero’s Bellator Debut
It took a little longer than fans had hoped but Romero made his presence known at Bellator 266. While the fight didn’t go his way and the event didn’t bring as many highlights as we’re used to from a Bellator event, some really nice positives came out of it. For one, Phil Davis seemed to have re-inserted himself into the light-heavyweight conversation which he needed since he lost his spot in the Grand Prix to Nemkov.
During the broadcast, it was announced that Anthony “Rumble” Johnson had to withdraw from the tournament so Bellator will have to use Light Heavyweight World Grand Prix alternate Julius Anglickas (10-1) to fill that spot. Davis lost a decision to Nemkov and with logistics during COVID having promoters think outside of their proverbial boxes, Davis could get roped back in as he sits at number three in the Bellator MMA rankings.
I got into more detail over at MMANews:
Sunday Submission for Bellator 266, UFC Vegas 37
Sunday Submission for Bellator 266, UFC Vegas 37
The other thing that ate up my time I just published over on Medium and is a part of what I talked about at the beginning of the above video, The World Fight League.
UFC 266 International Fight Week
It doesn’t really feel like a fight week. Alexander Volkanovski is taking on Brian Ortega after they both coached an ESPN+ season of The Ultimate Fighter. I don’t know if it’s because that’s the build-up or the fact that Nick Diaz and Robbie Lawler are on the card and seem like the real main event, but it doesn’t feel like a UFC pay-per-view fight week.
That might change by the time you read this newsletter though.
International Fight Week is usually in the summer and usually in July. I’ll have more on that when my podcast co-host, Matt Hawkins gets back from UFC 266 next week as I’m sure he’ll have a lot to talk about then.
Check out what’s been keeping me busy below:
The 10 Best Undefeated Boxing Records and Who Owns Them
Carbazel MMA | Vocal
Dana White is Hopeful UFC 268 Goes Forward as Planned
World Fight League Concept, is The Third Time The Charm? | by Edward Carbajal | Sep, 2021 | Medium
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