Bellator 150 had a lot to live up to in the week following Kimbo Slice versus Dada 5000 and Royce Gracie defeating Ken Shamrock, but they were able to once again put on a fun night of fights with their underdog group of fighters.
The card was made noticeably weaker by the absence of the bantamweight title rematch between Marcos Galvao and Eduardo Dantas. Their doomed attempt at fighting for a second time was pulled in the week leading up to the show, when Galvao couldn’t perform due to an illness. The bout was scrapped the first time when Dantas pulled out of Bellator 144 with a rib injury.
Luckily, some fun scraps still scratched the cage fighting itch. Kendall Grove looked like his old self, Chuka Willis showed that the lighter weight classes outside of the UFC are still damn interesting, and Cheick Kongo fought a close one.
—Cheick Kongo def. Vinicius Queiroz via split-decision. (Leg kicks win fights?)
—David Rickels def. Bobby Cooper via TKO (round 1). The Kansas City crowd went INSANE for the home-town hero Rickels, who blasted through Cooper’s countershots to end the fight and leave Cooper a bloody mess.
—Kendall Grove def. Francisco France via KO (round 2).
—Chuka Willis def. Gaston Reyno via unanimous decision.
—Rebecca Ruth def. Lena Ovchynnikova by unanimous decision.
—Kyle Noblitt def. David Hammons via TKO (round 1).
—Henry Lindsay def. Marcio Navarro via TKO (round 1).
—Chris Harris def. Julian Marquez by unanimous decision.
—Andre Fialho def. Manny Meraz via KO (round 1).
When it was all said and done, the highlight of the night was probably the commissioner getting doinked in the head during a celebration.