Bellator 64 in review
We had high hopes for Douglas Lima for his title bout against the curly headed wrestling champ, Ben Askren. Unfortunately, Lima fell victim to the current champs insane wrestling skills.
While I may have been disappointed that Lima didn’t secure his belt & title, Askern is very good at his craft…and pissing people off. He had the majority of the Canadian patrons in attendance booing his lack of a big finish. Ben responded, from the ring, with a self-righteous retort about how his way is more entertaining. I don’t know if I fully agree, what about you?
I enjoy MMA because it mixes up all of the styles of fighting; I know that there will be a little bit of everything- boxing, kick boxing, BJJ, wrestling, muay thai, etc. Askren basically tells everyone that his specific style of MMA, very heavy on the wrestling technique, is better than the fans are jeering for & desire. Plus I also like the fight gear.
Don’t hear me say I don’t think he’s talented- because I absolutely think this guy has some serious skill. I just wish he’d try to appease the fans & stand up a little…try to finish it Ben! Don’t let all of your title fights be won via decision, even if they are unanimous.
Even though it was overall, a different feel from the Bellator fights showcased on Good Friday, it was a great night of bouts! All main card fights came to judges’ decision & only one was a spilt decision. The past few weeks have presented some heavy hitters with hard KO’s but Bellator 64 was not one of those nights.
We will discuss the latest TUF news tomorrow.