Bloody Elbow fight experts, Mookie Alexander & Eddie Mercado, are here tonight – Saturday, July 31st., 2021, to breakdown the Bellator 263: ‘Pitbull vs McKee’ PPV event from The Forum in LA, & the UFC VEGAS 33: ‘Uriah Hall vs. Sean Strickland’ Fight Night event, which was broadcast from the cozy confines of the APEX Center in Las Vegas. The guys will have hot takes, possible next fights, as well as reactions to the overall events in the player above, or on our Bloody Elbow Presents YouTube Channel and BE Presents Podcast Network. (SPOILERS...)
BELLATOR 263: ‘PATRICIO PITBULL FRIEIRE VS AJ MCKEE, JR.’ –
This week the guys’ picks heading into the BELLATOR MMA main card were...
Mookie: Pitbull, Eddie: McKee
Bellator 263 featured a battle for the MMA Featherweight Championship between the current Brazilian Bellator Lightweight Champion and two-time and current Bellator Featherweight Champion, Patricio Pitbull and his challenger, #1 Ranked, undefeated FeatherWeight, AJ McKee, Jr.. For the co-main event, they brought us an additional FeatherWeight match made between Mads Burnell and Emmanuel Sanchez.
Overall, this 11-bout card saw five exhilarating first round finishes (including our Main Event), five impressive KO/TKO’s, two sweet submissions (including our Main Event), and four decisions – two split.
Here’s a look at the fight results & updated records for the ‘BELLATOR 263’ main card:
SHOWTIME MAIN CARD
11. 145lbs/Bellator MMA FeatherWeight Championship Bout: AJ McKee, Jr. (18-0) DEF. Patricio Pitbull (32-5) – SUB, Guillotine Choke at 1:57 of Rd 1
10. 145lbs: Mads Burnell (16-3) DEF. Emmanuel Sanchez (20-6) – DEC, Unanimous
9. 155lbs: Usman Nurmagomedov (13-0) DEF. Manny Muro (12-7) – KO/TKO, Knee to the Body at 3:30 of Rd 1
8. 155lbs: Islam Mamedov (20-1) DEF. Brent Primus (10-2) – DEC, SPLIT
7. 160lbs: Goiti Yamauchi (26-5) DEF. Chris Gonzalez (6-1) – KO/TKO, 2 Punch Combo to G&P at 3:53 of Rd 1
UFC VEGAS 33: ‘URIAH HALL VS. SEAN STRICKLAND’ –
This week the guys’ picks heading into the UFC main card were...
Mookie: Strickland, Eddie: Hall
Tonight, the UFC showcased a MiddleWeight scrap between Uriah ‘Prime Time’ Hall, the first UFC fighter in history to win a fight without throwing a single strike, and Sean ‘Tarzan’ Strickland, who was on an impressive four-fight win streak. A win tonight may earn Strickland a slot in the top-10 of the middleweight division. It was really the only bout left on the card worth mentioning, after the co-main was cancelled. The once 15-bout card was cut down to 10 matches when all was said and done; with a total of 11 cancelled bouts since they started trying to throw this event together.
Overall, this now whittled down 10-bout card saw two exhilarating first round finishes, four impressive KO/TKO’s, no submissions, five decisions – one majority, as well as one majority draw. Rounding things out, bonuses for putting forth POTN efforts went to Cheyenne Buys & Melsik Baghdasaryan; FOTN honors went to Jason Witt vs. Bryan Barberena. What a night of fights we have to share with you, join us to discuss all the action...
Here’s a look at the fight results & updated records for the entire ‘UFC VEGAS 33’ fight card:
ESPN/ESPN+ MAIN CARD
10. 185lbs: Sean Strickland (24-3) DEF. Uriah Hall (17-10) – DEC, Unanimous (50-44, 50-45, 49-46)
9. 115lbs: Cheyanne Buys (6-2) DEF. Gloria de Paula (5-4) – KO/TKO, Head Kick & Punches at 1:00 of Rd 1
8. 170lbs: Jared Gooden (17-6) DEF. Niklas Stolze (12-4) – KO/TKO, Right Cross at 1:08 of Rd 1
7. 145lbs: Meisik Baghdasaryan (6-1) DEF. Collin Anglin (8-2) – KO/TKO, Head Kick & Punches at 1:50 of Rd 2, Total 6:50
6. 170lbs: Jason Witt (19-7) DEF. Bryan Barberena (15-8) – MAJORITY DECISION (28-28, 29-27, 29-28)
5. 155lbs: Chris Gruetzemacher (15-4) DEF. Rafa Garcia (12-2) – DEC, Unanimous (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
4. 145lbs: Danny Chavez (11-4-1) vs. Kai Kamaka III (8-4-1) – MAJORITY DRAW (29-27 Kamaka, 28-28, 28-28)
3. 115lbs: Jinh Yu Frey (11-6) DEF. Ashley Yoder (8-8) – DEC, Unanimous (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
2. 125lbs: Zarrukh Adashev (4-3) DEF. Ryan Benoit (10-8) – DEC, Unanimous (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
1. 170lbs: Philip Rowe (8-3) DEF. Orion Cosce (7-1) – KO/TKO, Punches at 4:21 of Rd 2, Total 9:21
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