Bellator 34 picks

Bellator is looking to end it’s third season with a bang with 2 title fights tomorrow night. The potential for KO’s is here BIG time in the main event.

Mike “El Gringo Diablo” Bernhard (8-2) vs. Dragan “Gagi” Tesanovic (7-0)
Both men are making their Bellator debuts. Tesanovic is a top European prospect and is seen as a very well-rounded fighter. He’ll have to abandon his favored soccer kicks. Bernhard is on a 5-fight win streak and has been collecting TKO’s left and right. Expect him to try to land heavy hands early.

Women’s 115lb. Tournament Final: Megumi “Mega Megu” Fujii (22-0) vs. Zoila “Warrior Princess” Frausto (9-1)
Fujii is the top-ranked pound-for-pound female fighter according to Sherdog. She is an outstanding submission wrestler and 18 of her 22 wins have come via tapout. She gained her first TKO victory in her Bellator debut in her 20th fight. It should tell you how good her submission game is if she’s got a toe hold variation named after her. Frausto is a well-rounded kickboxer whose only loss was to Miesha Tate. She’s an aggressive striker, despite her lack of KO victories, and sports good takedown defense.

Middleweight Championship: Hector “Shango” Lombard (26-2-1(1)(c)) vs. Alexander Shlemenko (30-4)
Hector Lombard has dynamite in his hands. He owns Bellator’s fastest knockout, shutting down Jay Silva in 6 seconds. Despite his reputation as a hard hitter, he’s a 4th degree black belt in judo and a BJJ black belt. He’ll likely need to display that against Shlemenko, whose riding a 6-fight win streak.

Fight Armando Casey Steelers
Mike Bernhard vs. Dragan Tesanovic Bernhard Tesanovic Tesanovic
Megumi Fujii vs. Zoila Frauto Fujii Fujii Fujii
Hector Lombard vs. Alexander Shlemenko Lombard Lombard Lombard

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