In a night of action, there was a ton to talk about. But for those who missed the card. Here’s a quick view of the main event. IT was a battle for sustained relevance in Bellator’s light heavyweight division. Neither Mo nor Rampage are technically the top dog for the Viacom promotion, but that doesn’t stop them from being the main attraction. This fight was to settle who could still be the marquee name on the banners down the line.
Mo came out surprisingly strong with his wrestling game and took Rampage down right away. He clearly won the first round with dominant control and a smart gameplan. But, he also began to tire. In the second, Rampage lowered his stance to protect himself from the shot and started to find a home for his punches with much more regularity and authority. On several occasions he looked to have Mo hurt, but this could also have been a result of Mo’s poor, often stumbling, footwork. In the third, Mo was able to plant a fading Rampage a couple of times and secure a significant portion of wrestling control, but did no damage with dominant position. Rampage had a couple of seemingly successful flurries that made up the only significant damage in the third, for a narrow and arguable decision.
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