Let’s predict Bellator 260: Douglas Lima vs. Yaroslav Amosov.
Douglas Lima has a mountain of a problem forward of him with Yaroslav Amosov. It’s been a struggle a very long time within the making as the best Bellator welterweight of all time fights the undefeated Amosov in the primary occasion of Bellator 260.
Lima isn’t the one established title dealing with a tough-out, with Paul Daley taking over Jason Jackson, and younger phenom Aaron Pico being examined towards Aiden Lee. These are the highest fights on the cardboard however each one of many predominant card could have one thing value seeing should you’re a fan of MMA.
That’s why we’re going to take the time to interrupt down each struggle on the primary card however do your self only one favor; tune in for the prelims as nicely. There are some stellar skills on the below card that you simply don’t wish to miss.
Douglas Lima (c) vs. Yaroslav Amosov
Douglas Lima is without doubt one of the finest fighters in MMA historical past and he’s simply 33 years previous, he’s additionally 40 fights into his profession and has been bested earlier than. The pure hanging Lima has struggled towards the hybrid types earlier than; guys who transfer on their feat in addition to they do on the bottom. Lima misplaced the title to Rory MacDonald, and there’s some similarities between Yaroslav Amosov and MacDonald, although Amosov is a much better finisher with 19 of his 25 wins coming through a end. Amosov appears subsequent stage right here, and Lima may simply discover himself in bother if he doesn’t hit with these leg kicks early within the struggle.
Prediction: Yaroslav Amosov
Paul Daley vs. Jason Jackson
The winner of this struggle could very nicely get the winner of Lima and Amosov. Jackson and Daley are each driving multi-fight win streaks (three for Daley, 4 for Jackson) and each have proven to be prized contenders in the meanwhile. Jackson is a troublesome out, however Daley has these heavy arms and it’s arduous to see Daley not connecting with a giant shot to finish the struggle. Jackson’s on the rise however Daley nonetheless has one thing left.
Prediction: Paul Daley
Aaron Pico vs. Aiden Lee
Aiden Lee has gained two striaght since dropping his Bellator debut. He’s acquired an amazing floor sport and of his 9 wins, 5 have come through submission. Aaron Pico was among the finest wrestling prospects to ever transition to MMA, and along with his knockout energy, he’s greater than a match for the marginally extra skilled Lee. Pico’s chasing after a title at featherweight and ever since becoming a member of Jackson Wink, he’s been a model new fighter.
Prediction: Aaron Pico
Vanessa Porto vs. Ilara Joanne
After a late-career bounce from Invicta to Bellator, Vanessa Porto (no relation) misplaced her first bout to Liz Carmouche. Good for Carmouche, unhealthy for Porto. She’s acquired to show she nonetheless has one thing left within the tank at her age, and drawing Ilara Joanne would be the final take a look at. If Porto can’t clear Joanne, who has some success however isn’t seen as a top-tier fighter in the meanwhile, then it is perhaps time to hold up the gloves. If she will be able to finest Porto, then possibly Joanne can discover her method again into title struggle conversations.
Prediction: Ilara Joanne
Demarques Jackson vs. Mark Lemminger
Demarques Jackson is 1-3 in his final 4, and misplaced his Bellator debut to Grachik Bozinyan. Mark Lemminger is 1-2 in his Bellator tenor however has fought some larger and badder names. This looks like a “gimmie struggle” for Lemminger to get again on observe with. Jackson’s no slouch and might get a submission on proficient fighters, whlie Lemminger has that knockout energy to lean on. We’re going with the knockout for this struggle.
Prediction: Mark Lemminger
Bellator 260 takes place on Friday, June 11, 2021, reside from the Mohegan Solar Area in Uncasville, CT. Observe together with FanSided for all of your reside information and highlights.