My Thoughts From The Bellator 160 Main Card
Benson Henderson def. Patricio Freire via TKO (injury) – Round 2, 2:26
This was a boring fight that was shaping up to be a real snoozer. The matchup ended when Patricio Freire could not continue due to a leg injury. On the bright side, we did not have to suffer through another round and ½ of the fight. Benson Henderson will now meet Michael Chandler for the belt in November at Bellator 163.
Derek Anderson def. Saad Awad via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
This fight belonged to Derek Anderson even though Saad Awad had some success with takedowns and standup. Derek was just too long on the feet and he did a great job of reversing position on the ground. I am sure Anderson was the opposite of Saad when he won the decision. That is funny because when you read Saad, your first instinct is to say it like sad.
Georgi Karakhanyan def. Bubba Jenkins via knockout (punches) – Round 1, 0:53
Georgi Karakhanyan is Bubba Jenkins kryptonite. Bubba has been beating everybody (not name Georgi) and came into the rematch on a 4 fight win streak. I think everybody roots for a guy named Bubba, but unfortunately he suffered the same fate as the Bubba from Forest Gump. He was shot and killed in the Vietnam War. By Vietnam War I mean Bellator 160, and by shot and killed I mean knocked out by a huge right hand.
A.J. McKee def. Cody Walker via submission (guillotine choke) – Round 2, 0:32
McKee obviously has some talent being 5-0 in his career. He caught Walker in a guillotine early in the 2nd round after a busy 1st round where both guys swung, and looked for submissions. The only thing holding A.J back is none of the guys he has wins against have wiki pages. That means Bellator needs to give him some better opponents.