This Friday will bring us another Bellator installment, with Bellator 194 propping up UFC refugees Roy Nelson and Matt Mitrione in the main event.
It will be either a pleasing slugfest or displeasing hugfest. But whatever. The real main event is the co-main – Patricky “Pitbull” Freire versus Derek Campos.
Here’s a quick vid of Pitbull and Campos’ greatest hits. Watch and enjoy.
Pitbull has been kicking butt in the organization since 2011, and though he’s never quite gotten to the top of the heap, he’s remained among the elite.
Campos fell to the Brazilian back in 2013, but he’s currently riding a four-fight win streak. Has Campos improved enough to beat back the jiu-jitsu black belt’s best, or will he get TKO’d again? Will Father Time finally make an appearance, and strip away all the durability and explosiveness that have made Pitbull great?
Who knows. I certainly don’t. What I do know is that to build up some hype for Friday night’s rematch, they’ve released Pitbull’s fight against Ryan Couture. And who doesn’t love watching Ryan Couture get creamed?
Seriously, poor Ryan. He had so much to live up to, what with his dad being the legendary Randy Couture (ahem, multiple UFC champ). But whereas ol’ pops was a world-class wrestler when he first entered into the cage, young Ryan had no such background. He was just a tough and skilled dude who learned it all in the gym, and managed only to employ a fraction of that knowledge before his opponents in the cage utterly smashed him.
Which is what Pitbull did to him back at Bellator 148.
Whether or not Pitbull still has the juice to beat Campos again at Bellator 194 is a question that will have to wait to be answered. In the meantime, let’s soak up this ultra-violent beatdown, shall we?