Five Biggest Takeaways From Bellator NYC


After Bellator’s second pay-per-view and another night of fights, there’s much to glean from Bellator NYC.

From massive upsets to derailed hype trains and brutal knockouts, it was an action-packed night at Madison Square Garden.

Check out the five biggest takeaways from Bellator NYC!

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5. Phil Davis vs Ryan Bader Will Never Be An Exciting Fight

Bellator went back to the well for their light heavyweight championship fight on Saturday, bringing back a fight no one wanted to see again.

Davis and Bader tussled with similar results back in 2015 in the UFC, with Bader eeking out a split decision win.

History once again repeated itself under the Bellator banner, as the two delivered another snoozefest that won’t leave anyone asking for a trilogy between the two.

For whatever reason, when these two fight each other, no one wins, certainly not the fans.

Let’s put this match-up to rest, even if the two are probably the best 205-pound contenders in Bellator right now.