Lost in the talk of the great Dan Henderson vs. Mauricio Shogun Rua fight Saturday night was another MMA Fight of the Year candidate. Eddie Alvarez vs. Michael Chandler battled for the Bellator lightweight championship in a fight you must see if you are any kind of MMA fan.
I don’t do much Bellator blogging here because quite frankly, I just don’t have the time to follow it. That is the same reason I don’t promote a lot of independent pro wrestling, or even more TNA for that matter. However, this weekend’s Bellator championship fight is one that deserves attention be it here and anywhere else that talks Mixed Martial-Arts.
Bellator will be jumping over to Spike TV in a little over a year. I don’t know if they can give the UFC a run for their money, but weekly fights like this will certainly help their cause. I won’t fool you into thinking that you are going to see this fight on every Bellator show. If you did, this wouldn’t be so special would it?
So before you debate with your friends whether Shogun Rua vs. Dan Henderson was the fight of 2011, do yourself a favor and give this fight a shot. You may not come away with a different opinion, but it will sure give you something to think about.
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