What were the top stories last week?
It’s week three and it looks like a week for the hardcores. Bellator hopes that based on the last two weeks where guys like King Mo, Babalu, Pat Curran, and Michael Chandler were fighting, that people come back for week three to see guys who aren’t big names. Personally, while I recognize a few of these names, I can’t admit to watching any one of them fight before.
1. Thiago Michel vs. Tiger Sarnavskiy
This fight is part of the lightweight tournament. Sarnavskiy blasted Michel early and he went down, but Sarnavskiy waited for Michel to get his bearings back. Sarnavskiy looks strong. His punches and kicks land with conviction while Michel’s aren’t. He’s also timed Michel’s kicks and catches them, while blasting him with a right hand. Michel got a takedown late in the round and had a guillotine nearly locked in by the end of the round.
Sarnavskiy got his back and choked him out with just over a minute left in the second round. Good fight.
Winner: Tiger Sarnavskiy by way of 1st round submission
2. Saad Awad vs. Guillamume DeLorenzi