Bellator 79 – Rama – November 2


Date: November 2, 2012
Venue: Casino Rama in Rama, Ontario
TV:, MTV 2 (US)
Tickets: Buy Tickets

Fight Card: (MTV2/
265lbs- *Richard Hale (20-4-1) vs. Thiago Santos (11-1)
145lbs- ^Mike Richman (13-1) vs. Shahbulat Shamhalaev (10-1)
170lbs- Douglas Lima (21-5) vs. Kobe Ortiz (13-3)
170lbs- Ryan Ford (18-4) vs. Kyle Baker (12-6)

Preliminary Card: (
265lbs- Kevin Asplund (15-2) vs. Alexei Kudin (11-4)
170lbs- Marcus Aurelio (6-1) vs. Christ Franck (3-3)
265lbs- Vitaly Minakov (8-0) vs. Vladimir Starcencov (2-0)
155lbs- Magomedrasul Khasbulaev (17-5) vs. Josh Pulsifier (17-7)
155lbs- Guillaume de Lorenzi (9-1) vs. Jonny Carson (10-5)
265lbs- Ed Carpenter (5-3) vs. Josh Appelt (7-2)

*Heavyweight Tournament Semi-finals
^Featherweight Tournament Semi-finals

87 Responses to “ Bellator 79 – Rama – November 2 ”

  1. Frenchy says:

    if you want it, tell the boss to call me 4035542813 :-)

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  2. Cody Rempel says:

    UPDATE: Ryan Ford takes on Chris Curtis

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  3. Just Laughable says:

    FOR REAL ,,,,,,, Chris Curtis whooooo now this is taking 20 steps back for Ford! Sometimes i REALLY wonder how some match makers ruin a card even when all the ingredients are right in front of there noses and many other great ingredients at there calling and they BLOW IT

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  4. Jamie Locke says:

    Curtis is supposed to fight Kris McCray the weekend before this show….

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  5. cavemanbully says:

    Ford vs Daley would make for a awesome fight

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  6. Oilcity says:

    If I had to guess they really want ford in the ww tourney January on spike. This Curtis guy was an all American NCAA wrestler trains at American top team as well I think.

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  7. Oilcity says:

    Ford vs Daley great fight but both highly marketable. Perfect for spike tv. Fans love and hate both off them wish why both will ddo great for bellator and spike ratings

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  8. Cody Rempel says:

    UPDATE: Added Douglas Lima…. fingers crossed for Lima vs. Daley

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  9. Just Laughable says:

    Ford vs Daley or Ford Rematch against Lima….. Ford against this Curtis Guy just is embarrassing for Ford and the Matchmaking for this card when you have the ingredients for top tier match ups

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  10. Cody Rempel says:

    UPDATE: Added Alexander Volkov vs. Vinicius Kappke de Queiroz and Richard Hale vs. Thiago Santos in HW Semi-finals

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  11. Bern says:

    Curtis is hardly embarrassing for Ford. He’s got two notable wins over Na’Shon Burrell and Andrew Trace. Pretty well-rounded fighter outside offensive jits, good athlete, top 20 WW prospect per ultmma. BTW, his fight with McCray is canceled.

    You don’t want Ford-Lima. We already saw what happened there, and Lima has made more improvements since then.

    Daley-Ford I think would be more competitive because Semtex doesn’t throw straight and Ford is gritty. But Daley is still more technical and the harder hitter so I think he’d win.

    Curtis is a reasonable enough test while probably keeping him in the next tourney if he can travel outside Canada.

    Daley said he’s taking on someone who was on TUF and not that big of a name.

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  12. Donald Duck says:

    Laprise is the only other guy in the tournament right now who wouldn’t run over Ryan. His win over Santos is all we’ve seen of his game since moving to Tristar (is he actually living in Montreal) so all we have is his previous showings to gauge by.

    Lima flattened him and Daley is a bad style match up.

    Let’s see how Ryan does against Curtis and go from there.

    Also, and I may be in the minority here but, if Ryan would travel to the states for fights I think he would have done it by now. Something tells me the boarder is still a bigger stumbling block to his career than anything else


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  13. Cody Rempel says:

    UPDATE: Added Marcus Aurelio

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  14. Bern says:

    Paul Daley is officially taking on 12-6 Kyle Baker.

    Douglas Lima’s opponent is confirmed as 13-3 Jacob Ortiz.

    De Lorenzi is staying on the card but Quayhagen isn’t. Quayhagen re-scheduled to rematch w/ Cosmo Alexandre at Bellator 80. De Lorenzi is rumored to be fighting 10-5 John Carson at this event instead.

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  15. Cody Rempel says:

    Updated, thanks Bern!

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  16. BodySnatcher says:

    sherdog has john carson listed as 0-1 and there are no other john carsons

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  17. Duhhh says:

    Is gunn fighting?

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  18. Jake - JHEG says:

    Nathan will not be on this card unfortunately. We agreed on multiple opponents but could not get the fights approved in time.

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  19. Duhhh says:

    Like who?

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  20. Jamie Locke says:

    Couldn’t get Gunner vs Lelo?

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  21. anonymous says:

    Jacob “Kobe” Ortiz?

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  22. Bern says:

    The much anticipated debut by die hards of Vitaly Minakov will take place at this event. It has been confirmed for this by Bjorn and Minakov himself.

    This article actually says he’ll be in the tournament.

    I don’t know if that means he’ll be an alternate or already has been told he’ll replace one of the injured winners from the quarter round. Both Santos and Queiroz were questionable. Santos said he was cleared. A doctor may ultimately decide the risk for one is too high.

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  23. Bern says:

    Oh, and Daley’s fight was only a rumor. He won’t be back until the 2013 Spike WW tourney. That was a virtual gimme, so I’m not disappointed personally.

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  24. Jamie Locke says:

    That’s too bad.

    I don’t know how, in an organization like Belator, guys can say they don’t want to fight Paul Daley… It’s a great opportunity.

    Maybe everyone wants to hold out for a tourney spot.

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  25. Just Laughable says:

    I agree Mr Locke and from the way many of the cards start and end up finished with match ups and guys who are left off of the roster who would make great fights for many of these guys.

    I hate to say it but many of the cards for Bellator look all to modified and adjusted to ensure named fighters fight far less opponents just to feed them into the tournament.

    Fine if thats what there doing but then just announce the tournament roster now instead of drawing it out as if these guys are going to fight

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  26. Oilcity30 says:

    Bet ya Ford would take that fight with Daley in a second

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  27. Jamie Locke says:

    There are few things I like in Belator; the tournement format is one and their use of rising stars and local talent in each location is the other.

    I don’t like fixed judging, non-title fights with their champions (if you want to keep them busy than leave the belt on the line), and I hate mismatched fights for their named guys coming in.

    I’d like to see more tourneys in other small promotions. It’s a fun way to see who can call themself the best around. The only problem is injuries.

    Remember how LGIO was supposed to play out, that would have been fun.

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  28. Jamie Locke says:

    Would love to have seen Ford vs Daley, but that wouldn’t ensure they both enter the tourney.

    Maybe see that match up in round one of the tourney?

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  29. Just Laughable says:

    Ford would never have taken that fight unless it was in the tournament where he had no choice! but regardless that is one example of how Bellator could improve that would have been a great fight for the fans and also to ensure top dogs EARN there way into the tournament

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  30. Oilcity30 says:

    Check fords twitter he was lookin for that fight before he gOt Curtis. Anyway it’s a fight I would live to see

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  31. Bern says:

    Mike Richman vs. Shahbulat Shamhalaev will now take place at this event. Moved up a week, which they could justify because both came away with nary a scratch from their last fight. It will be compensating for the loss of Queiroz-Volkov.

    I really don’t think Dantas-Galvao is going down at Rama anymore because of Dantas’ PCS symptoms. It’s not on Bellator’s website and that was scheduled a while ago.

    Santos-Hale is up. That means Vitaly Minakov is either replacing Santos late because of the nutshot from hell, or in an alternate fight vs. TBA.

    According to this site’s own Rumor Mill, Lelo is fighting Christ Franck, and one of the top HW prospects Adam Parkes will take on Vladimir Starcenov.

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  32. Updated as per previous Gossip Queen and Bern. Bern knows Bellator!

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  33. Bern says:

    The full card has been posted on Bellator’s website.

    They’re always shifting opponents around late. Ford, instead of fighting against Curtis, will now be facing Kyle Baker, Daley’s reported opponent when he was on the card. Parkes is out and now Starcenov will be facing Minakov.

    Notables that appeared which didn’t surface earlier are top HW prospect Alexei Kudin and LW Magomedrasul Khasbulaev.

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  34. Cody Rempel says:

    UPDATE: Added full fight card, thanks Bern!

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  35. KeeSmyth says:

    I’d love to Ford vs Lima rematch in tournament on spike

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  36. unifiedmmafan23 says:

    You guys well not you guys but most people must not understand Ford is stepping his game up at Tristar and doing really good hanging with the best of the best out there in Montreal. Cant wait to see what he dose in this next fight!

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