- 2 years ago
- 131 views
Maybe Marcin Held wants to try to take Rich Clementi's leg home with him Friday night.
And maybe Clementi doesn't really care. He knows Held has half of his wins by submission, and lately that has meant latching onto a leg and cranking for all it's worth.
But when the two meet at Bellator 81, Clementi believes his vast edge in experience will make all the difference and put him into the Season 7 lightweight tournament finals.
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Season 7 lightweight finalist Marcin Held was surprised that Rich Clementi went to the ground with him, but nonetheless thankful. But tonight, he has Dave Jansen on his mind and a Bellator tournament title. read news >>
- 2 years ago
- 155 views
The mantra is probably about as old as fighting itself: "I'm not looking past (Insert Opponent Here)."
There probably was no pre-fight news conference where Goliath said, "I'm not looking past David - I need to concentrate on this one fight in front of me and then think about what's next." But point being, fighters love to say it, even if they don't mean it.
And then there's Marcin Held. Even if he's not looking past his next opponent, at least he's honest enough to say what he really read news >>
Ricardo Tirloni was pretty happy about his fight with Marcin Held – until he got a bit of a lottery ticket to take a step up the ladder into Bellator's Season 9 lightweight touranment for free. read news >>
- 2 years ago
- 147 views
Rich Clementi was bound and determined to not let Marcin Held and his leg lock obsession keep him from moving on.
But Held had other plans. The Polish lightweight spent most of the first round looking for any kind of a leg lock he could get, and in the second finally got it. Clementi tapped, and the 20-year-old Held moved on in Bellator's Season 7 lightweight tournament.
The fight closed out Bellator 81 at Ryan Center at The University of Rhode Island in Kingston. The MTV2-televised ma read news >>
- 4 years ago
- 105 views
UFC veteran Rich Clementi will make his Bellator Fighting Championships debut against Carey Vanier in a lightweight duel at Bellator 28 on Sept. 9 read news >>
Keenan Cornelius, one of the brightest young stars in the jiu-jitsu world, controlled long-time grappling legend Dean Lister in the main event of the inaugural Polaris Pro Jiu-Jitsu Invitational in Cardiff Wales. read news >>
Derrick Mehmen believes his wealth of experience gives him the edge in Saturday's WSOF 14 heavyweight title fight. read news >>
- 3 months ago
- 12 views
Check out the highlights from Friday's Bellator 126 where Brandon Halsey wrestled away the middleweight title from Alexander Shlemenko, Marcin Held defeated Patricky Freire, Mike Richman stopped Ed West and much more happened. read news >>
- 3 months ago
- 116 views
Every stat suggested Alexander Shlemenko had the clear experience edge over Brandon Halsey – from total fights (58 to 7) to career rounds (100-plus to 15) to years as a pro (11 to 2). Not that it mattered once they got in the cage.Filed under: Bellator, Featured, Featured (...) read news >>
Patricky "Pitbull" Freire will battle Marcin Held for the Bellator lightweight tournament final Friday night in Phoenix, and he’s got all the extra motivation he needed on Sept. 5. At the Mohegan Sun Arena in Connecticut, 21 days before his second tournament final, Patricky’s younger brother, Patricio "Pitbull" Freire became the Bellator featherweight champion with a unanimous decision victory over Pat Curran. The older "Pitbull" brother now wants to bring another title to his family on Sept. 26 read news >>
- 4 months ago
- 14 views
After a delay from the spring, Patricky Freire finally gets another shot at a Bellator MMA tournament title, and he’s putting some pressure on himself.Filed under: Bellator, News read news >>
Marcin Held has considerably less knockout wins on his record than Bellator 126 opponent Patricky Freire. However, Held still believes he possesses the superior striking arsenal.Filed under: Bellator, News read news >>
- 8 months ago
- 40 views
With just a few days to go until fight time, the Bellator 120 pay-per-view line-up is once again complete with a Rampage Jackson vs. King Mo Lawal grudge match headlining the card. read news >>