Looking forward to Bellator 276 Main Event to Beginning prelims is such a great card to watch. Bellator killing it with the matchmaking lately.
Start the list from Main Event to the Prelims.
Mads Burnell vs Adam Borics
Battle of the top two Bellator Featherweights, Mads Burnell vs Adam Borics are both high level featherweights I can’t wait to watch this Featherweight Clash. Perfect Main Event fight.
Adam Borics part of the Bellator promotion since 2017, Grinding his way to the top. Brokeout with the knockout against Aaron Pico.
Tough hurtful loss to Darrion Caldwell but now on a three fight winning streak. Big win against Jeremy Kennedy in his last fight.
SANFORD MMA product training with killers like Michael Chandler, Viecente Luque to name a few.
Amazing to see Borics develop from prospect to a Top 2 Bellator Featherweight entering his prime.
Sanford MMA definitely respects his skills but if you want the whole MMA world is defeating a very good Mads Burnell.
“I am one of the best 145 and I am one of the strongest 145 in the world, I mean he’s a really good opponent but I already fought like this level.” Adam Borics Bellator 276 Media Day
Mads Burnell former UFC fighter, Former Cage Warriors Featherweight Champion. One of the best Jiu-Jitsu games in the Bellator roster winning the European No Gi Championship in 2014.
Now a win away from challenging the winner of AJ McKee vs Patricio Pitbull for the title.
Burnell definitely will be looking to take this ground to ground, Use the cage and look for a ground & pound finish or submission.
Will see if Burnell can match or be a better striker than Borics. Be faster and smarter experienced fighter.
Burnell may dominate or be in a very interesting chess match.
If the opportunity is there to take a neck or a chin or whatever, I’ll do that. If it’s not there, I’ll just keep working and be methodical and do my thing.” Mads Burnellhttps://mmajunkie.usatoday.com/2022/03/bellator-276-mads-burnell-adam-borics-record-dont-mean-sht
Phil Davis vs Julius Anglickas
Clash of the Light Heavyweight Veteran and the rising star Julius Anglickas. Fight to see if Davis uses his Penn State wrestling to control the three round fight because Anglickas is an absolute tank.
Phil Davis doesn’t want to take a open strike from Anglickas. Might get KO’d and Anglickas will make a name off of the Phil Davis KO.
“I’m standing in this man’s way of becoming champion, so that’s the thing that gets me up,” Davis told MMA Junkie Radio, “is that this guy wants to make a name off of you, and you, my friend, are going to disrupt that.”https://mmaplanet.com.ng/bellator-276-phil-davis-wont-let-julius-anglicka-make-name/
Fight against Yoel Romero, Phil Davis used his wrestling as it was much needed. Yoel Romero is obviously a explosive fighter and had some insane KO’s in his UFC career. Davis was smart and challenged his wrestling against Yoel Romero whose a Gold Medalist in the Pan American Wrestling Championships, Silver Medalist in the 2000 Olympic Games.
Davis can takedown Romero he can takedown Anglickas but this fight will be interesting.
“He’s an all-around very tough opponent. He’s tough, he’s young, he’s strong,” Davis said when asked about what Anglickas brings to the table. “I like this fight. It’s a very motivated guy coming in, who definitely wants to take down a big-name opponent. I love it.”https://cagesidepress.com/2022/03/07/bellator-276-phil-davis-interview/
Maybe Anglickas has great takedown defense and stronger than Davis to prevent the takedowns. Leading to a KO and a life changing win.
Hometown crowd of Saint Louis cheering for Anglickas as he definitely needs this win, Looking to get a title shot in a few more fights and a win against Phil Davis can help dramatically.
What a moment be KO’ing a beast in Phil Davis in front of friends, St. Charles MMA teammates, See the pressure gets to him or eats it.
Johnny Eblen vs John Salter
Johnny Eblen part of American Top Team, Training super hard down in Coconut Creek Florida. Really coming into his own defeating some real talented fighters like Daniel Madrid and Collin Huckbody.
Muhammad Lawal calls Johnny Eblen the Korean Canelo because he punched like a truck.
Bellator 276 matchup is John Salter, Former Bellator Middleweight title challenger, ADCC North American Champion Gold Medalist.
However Eblen is a former Missouri University wrestler, 2009 Missouri State Champion at 189 pounds. One of the best wrestlers on the Bellator roster.
“He’s definitely the toughest competitor to date, but I’ve been preparing for this moment my whole career. Ready to show out,” said Eblen.https://cagesidepress.com/2022/03/11/bellator-276-johnny-eblen/
Jay Jay Wilson vs Gadzhi Rabadanov
Rising Bellator star starting off as a high level Jiu-Jitsu artist but now developing into an all-around skillful fighter.
“I feel like my striking, my grappling, my wrestling, my overall game and my confidence have grown over this year,” said Wilson. “Me in 2022 is definitely better than 2021.https://www.mmaweekly.com/jay-jay-wilson-looking-to-score-a-spectacular-finish-at-bellator-276
Jay Jay defeating Pedro Carvalho, Knocking him out in the second round with ground & pound.
Toughest fight up next is against Gadzhi Rabadanov, Friend of Khabib is a very talented Dagestani Lightweight former Gorilla Fighting Championship Lightweight Champion.
Gadzhi experienced record of 18-4, Bellator debut cracked opponent Daniel Carey. He must punch like a truck, Hearing the crack every time he landed a punch.
Surprised Jay Jay Wilson accepted this fight but he must be confident in skills. Wilson has the speed, Athleticism, Jiu-Jitsu while Gadzhi has the heavy hands and wrestling skills.
Great test for Wilson as it will be his first time fighting at Lightweight.
Alex Polizzi vs Jose Augusto
Battle of rising Light Heavyweights as Alex Polizzi is the #8 and Jose Augusto looking to take Alex Polizzi spot as the #8th Light Heavyweight.
Interesting fight as Polizzi is a good fighter, Fomer LFA Light Heavyweight Champion. Similar to Julius Anglickas as there both built like bricks, Middleweight Linebackers.
I’m more focused on my game plan and what I’m going to bring to the table, so whatever he’s cooking up, whatever he’s got in store, hopefully he’s ready for me.”https://mmajunkie.usatoday.com/2022/03/bellator-276-video-alex-polizzi-fresh-mindset-vs-jose-augusto
Polizzi never had that standout amazing performance with Bellator yet maybe against Jose Augusto.
However Augusto definitely belongs with Bellator after challenging Rumble Johnson, Knocking him down with punches.
Augusto little more skillful, Quicker fighter can lead to a knockout in the second round.
Polizzi vs Augusto going to be a very interesting fight, See who brings it on Saturday Night.
Diana Avsaragova vs Kyra Batara
Gorgeous Russian girl who easily can be a Instragram Model if she wants to but has a desire to become a Bellator Flyweight Champion instead.
Undefeated 4-0 record is 2-0 with Bellator. Debut came with a bang knockout in 29 seconds.
Opponent is Kyra Batara a high level Jiu-Jitsu competitor. Winning multiple Jiu-Jitsu competitions. Fighting for the best Latin American MMA promotion Combate Americas.
Kyra definitely look to take this fight to the ground, Using her strength to take Diana down.
Call Batara the Bryce Mitchell of women’s MMA. Watching her fights she does a very good job with takedowns center of ring and using the cage to her advantage.
Looking ripped in lat three months, Taking her fitness and health more seriously. Showing the real dedication to her new Bellator career.
Looking forward to her Bellator debut and Bellator career.
Blue Chip prospect out of American Top Team one day will be a Bellator Featherweight Champion but will watch thehttps://www.instagram.com/tv/CWRuWACpebT/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link gradual rise of Cody Law.
Dan Lambert Captain of the American Top Team is a genius by building this empire offering College and High School wrestlers a stipend and a dorm to train at American Top Team.
“I mean, I think wrestling is the best base to have. I’m just used to tough times. A wrestling season is just 6,7,8 months of just miserably tough times. So everything else is pretty easy and pretty fun.”https://mymmanews.com/cody-law-on-the-hard-working-wrestler-ethos-and-bellator-271-win/
Definitely offered Cody Law a deal, Law was a Penn State wrestler with a 13-7 record. Division Two All-American wrestler.
Wrestling is key to winning in MMA, Honed skill need and mix it up with striking and got yourself a Bellator title challenger.