I love the tournamnet format in Bellator, but at times, Bellator's title holders lay idle, waiting for a tournament winner to fight. And becauseof this lay-down time, a title holder is usually put into a tune up fight, to keep them busy, by fighting lesser opponents. This creates NO excitement, and it can be a risk to the brand of Bellator and the title holder if he loses in this "super-fight." You want my suggestion? You know you do; so here it is:
I feel it would be of best interest for Bellator to hold "Champion v. Champion" fights, while the title holders are waiting for a tournament winner in their weight class. The current Champs in Bellator include: Zack makovsky (135lber), Pat Curran (145lber), Michael Chandler (155lber), Ben Askren (170lber), M'Pumbu (205lber), and Coler Konrad (265lber). My suggestion would be to have "Champion v. Champion" catchweight fights, in the process a title holder has NO ONE to fight at the current moment. I would also like to see a 235lb division implimented if bellator would be up for putting on these types of fights.
Here would be some match-ups.
Zack Makovsky vs Pat Curran fighting @ 140lbs
Pat Curran vs Michael Chandler fighting @ 150lbs
Michael Chandler vs Ben Askren fighting @ 162.5lbs or @ 170lbs
Ben Askren vs Hecotor Lombard fighting at 177.5 lbs or @ 180lbs
Hector Lombard vs M'Pumbu fighting at 195 lbs
M'pumbu vs Current 135lb champ at ANY weight between 206-235lbs. So M'pumbu could weigh in at 215lbs and the current 235lb champ could weigh in at 235lbs.
Current 235lb Champ vs Cole Konrad at ANY weight between 235lbs and 265lbs. Both would most likely weigh in at their respective weights; maybe the 235lb champ would add a few pounds of muscle.
I believe this strategy would put Bellator at the top, especially with the exposure they are about to get at with SpikeTV.
Bellator's' Idle Title Holders on 'Super-Fights.'
Posted on: March 27, 2012 5:16 pm
Edited on: March 27, 2012 5:21 pm
Category: Mixed Martial Arts