Bellator 119 went down tonight, a spectacularly weak show ahead of next week's "as stacked as we can get it" debut of Bellator on pay-per-view.
The action got underway with Raphael Butler against Nick Rossborough in a heavyweight fight. Rossborough is best known for his nickname "The Slim Shady of MMA" and for being a guy who Lorenz Larkin beat on a Strikeforce show. The fight was horrible, marked by Butler using a clear intentional headbutt to deal with Rossborough being on his back.
The referee took a point, but then restarted the fight on the feet, effectively rewarding Butler for a dangerous intentional foul. There was a brief wild exchange that got the crowd going, but then it settled into Butler grinding away for two rounds of unwatchable action.
The final result was a majority draw with scores of 28-27, 28-28 and 28-28.
Vaughn Anderson talked about how he drinks snake blood, then proceeded to get beat up by Marius Zaromskis. Anderson did have a brief moment in the first where he stung Zaromskis, but it was all Zaromskis from there as he coasted to a decision win with scores of 29-28, 30-27 and 30-27.
Alessio took the fight with three cards reading 30-27.
Green looked really awful on the feet in the first round before Weichel stung him multiple times in the second round. Green got desperate and stuck himself in a bad position, allowing Weichel to get back control and sink in the choke.