Bellator LXXXV – Rick Hawn Vs. Michael Chandler Play By Play

Via Spike.com

Via Spike.com

I’ve decided the give Bellator on Spike a shot, at least for a few weeks. I’ve never watched a full Bellator card before, so while I’m familiar with the fighters, I don’t know them inside and out.

1. Patricio Pitbull vs. Pat Curran

This is for Curran’s featherweight title.

From what I’d heard about Pitbull, I expected him to come out like a house of fire. It was a very slow round that didn’t really pick up in action until the last couple minutes. I’d give the first round to Curran for landing the cleaner shots. It was all on the feet.

The second round was much better. Pitbull’s nose was bloodied. He looked much more confident, stalking Curran a bit. It was another close round, but I’d give it to Pitbull. His punches are short and direct because he’s small. He can throw punches on the inside before Curran can because of his more compact style.

I’d give Pitbull the round again. He was the aggressor and nearly landed a great head kick. It still wobbled Curran a bit even if it was blocked. He’s beating Curran to the punch, though, his face looks the worse for wear. I really wish I could see some punch stats.
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