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: