Saturday night, Bellator Fighting Championships made its first stop of the season in the Sooner State at the Lucky Star Hotel and Casino for the premier round of the Season 4 Featherweight Tournament in a night with three finishes and one hard fought decision. Four men moved on to the semi-final round of the tournament; Kenny Foster (9-2), Daniel Straus (15-2), Wilson Reis (12-2), and “Pitbull” Patricio Freire (7-1) by defeating their respected opponents, bringing them one step closer to the always outspoken champion Joe Warren (6-1). Here’s how the night played out.
UFC 128 is in the books after a truly exciting night of fights at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. The bouts included the long awaited UFC debut of the ultra-popular WEC standout and former featherweight champion “The California Kid” Urijah Faber (25-4), the last hurrah of PRIDE Grand Prix champions “Cro Cop” Mirko Filipovic (27-10-2), and the changing hands of the most hotly contested title in the UFC following a light heavyweight championship bout between the prodigious 23-year-old phenom “Bones” Jon Jones (13-1) and the man long heralded as the greatest light heavyweight in the world “Shogun” Mauricio Rua (19-5). Overall, the card held very little drama outside the cage to soil the fans’ or the UFC’s opinion of the event and every main card fighter performed reasonably well, making this show the kind of event that fans wish every UFC could be. While the event as a whole has very few negative things that can be said about it, there are still a few individuals who came up short at UFC 128: Shogun vs. Jones, and The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly is here to explore that.