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Bellator 119: Photo Galleries

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Bellator 119 went down on Friday May 9th 2014 at the popular Casino Rama, in Rama Ontario Canada. Its been almost 18 months since Bellator has made a visit to Canada, and they packed the card with some big names and local talent.

 

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PHOTOS:

Preliminary Card

Bellator119_ChrisKelades_vs_MalcolmGordon-11 Chris Kelades vs Malcolm Gordon
Bellator119_JasonMeisel_vs_RemyBussieres-17 Jason Meisel vs Remy Bussieres

Bellator119_BrianRogers_vs_AdrianMiles-17 Brian Rogers vs Adrian Miles

Bellator119_ChrisHorodecki_vs_MarlonSandro-26 Chris Horodecki vs Marlon Sandro

Bellator119_StuartAustin_vs_CraigHudson-13 Stuart Austin vs Craig Hudson

 

Main Card

Bellator119_NickRossborough_vs_RaphaelButler-4 Nick Rossborough vs Raphael Butler

Bellator119_MariusZaromskis_vs_VaughnAnderson-31 Marius Zaromskis vs Vaughn Anderson

Bellator119_EricWisely_vs_JohnAlessio-7 Eric Wisely vs John Alessio

Bellator119_DanielWeichel_vs_DesmondGreen-13 Daniel Weichel vs Desmond Green

Results can be seen here: Weichel submits Green for Featherweight Championship – Bellator 119 Quick Results

Weichel submits Green for Featherweight Championship – Bellator 119 Quick Results

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With Bellator not seeing this side of the border since November of 2012 it was obvious they would bring the action to Ontario for the nations most hungry fans and this they did.   This card featured many of Canada’s brightest stars on this card outside of the UFC.  John Allesio, Jason Meisel, Chris Horodecki, Craig Hudson.  This card also saw Daniel Weichel defeat Desmond Green halfway through the second round by rear naked choke.   This makes Weichel the Season 10 featherweight champion and now gets his chance for glory against Current Champion Pat Curran for the promotions championship belt.

MAIN CARD RESULTS
Daniel Weichel def. Desmond Green via submission RNC – Round 2, 2:07
John Alessio def. Eric Wisely via UD (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Marius Zaromskis def. Vaughn Anderson via UD (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
Raphael Butler def. Nick Rossborough by a majority Draw (28-27, 28-28, 28-28)

PRELIMINARY CARD RESULTS
Stuart Austin def. Craig Hudson via submission RNC – Round 1, 4:56
Marlon Sandro def Chris Horodecki via UD (30-27, 30-27, 29-28
Brian Rogers def Adrian Miles via KO – Round 2, 1:29
Jason Meisel def Remy Bussieres via UD (29-28, 30-27, 30-27
Malcolm Gordon def Chris Kelades via UD (29-28, 30-27, 29-28
Behrang Yousefi def Chad Freeman via submission – Round 1, 2:47

Bellator 119: Chris Horodecki vs Marlon Sandro

Where are the Ontario MMA fans?

Theodorou and Mokdad Score Fighting Series - Hamilton Ontario

In Ontario up until a couple years ago professional combat sports (excluding boxing) like Mixed Martial arts was considered illegal.  Fans and athletes of the arts all banded together and made their voice heard to legislature to get the sport legitimized.   We are here a couple years later and professional fighters are still finding it very tougher to get themselves a fight in Ontario. Why?  Some say it is all the red tape and expensive licensing that the Ontario Athletic Association requires.  This I believe is turning would be promoters away from hosting events.  Some insiders have been heard saying that is just the way the athletic commission wants it.

All that being said.  I have a question where are all the fans?   We had thousands have their voices heard by parliament and get the new sport sanctioned by Ontario Athletic commission.  However we still can’t seem to pack any show outside of the UFC’s inaugural event in Ontario where fifty five thousand fans packed the Roger Centre.

Since this time The Cage Report has been fortunate enough to cover a number of the regional shows up and down the 401 highway from Windsor to Ottawa and passing over into Montreal.  We have witnessed various attendance numbers but never have really seen a really packed house.  In my hometown I have covered large events from the Edmonton based Maximum Fighting Championships (MFC) to smaller homegrown events such as Professional Fighting Championships and more recently a couple of larger Bellator shows.  The shows that were held at the Caesars Windsor appeared to have good attendance however, sources from inside the venue have told us that most of fans at the shows were given complimentary tickets.  Why is this? Where are all you fans? You really mean we cannot get a few thousand fans to pack in a venue like the Hamilton Theatre or the Coliseum at Caesars Windsor.  The UFC has been saying for years that Canada is one of its greatest markets and Canadian fans can be found at events “all over the world,” according to Dana White.  Really?

Last month it was released that the Score Fighting Series here in Ontario would no longer be.  This was wasn’t not because of lack of interest or furthermore lack of quality fighters.  All the players at SFS, Brendan, Alex, Woodrow have been putting on great shows for the fans here in Ontario for the past couple of years and recently the  Score’s on air personality and MMA fighter/pundit/announcer all over all jack of all MMA Robin Black summed it all up on another Canadian Website/blog Top MMA News “that 100 million dollar company was cool with letting a couple people make this “dumb fighting stuff” if it cost them nothing and got them free TV, but the billion dollar company can’t be bothered”.  This is unfortunate for top fighters such as Chris Horodecki, Josh Hill, John Fraser, Elias Theodorou, Will Romero, Jesse Ronson (the list can go on) a local stage to show their talent and also finds their dream to be on the big stage that much harder to achieve.

The Score fighting Series was great in creating a stepping stone for fighters such as Jordan Mein, and Chris Clements in getting them the right fights and got them onto the bigger stage with Strikeforce and the UFC respectively.  Would the suits at Rogers/ Sportsnet have any interest in this home grown sport content on their channel if it was turning profits with ad revenue and butts in the seats?  The buzz was there but the fans were not.

It’s also been reported that WRECK MMA is making another go at it here in Ontario.  Hopefully this promotion can hang on and make themselves the new home for these up and comers.


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