Our picks are in! See who we chose to come out on top at Bellator 206 in San Jose, California on Saturday night, featuring welterweight champion Rory MacDonald challenging for a second title against middleweight champion Gegard Mousasi!
Bellator 206: MacDonald vs. Mousasi was set to go down Saturday night in San Jose, CA. One of the biggest Bellator events to date, it launched a welterweight grand prix, saw a champ vs. champ super-fight between Rory MacDonald and Gegard Mousasi, plus featured another grudge match between longtime rivals Wanderlei Silva and Rampage Jackson.
So who did we pick to win big on the night? Check out our staff picks below!
|Staff Writers||Bolanos vs. Gutierrez||Melendez vs. Zimmerman||Pico vs. Higo||Lima vs. Koreshkov||Jackson vs. Silva||Mousasi vs. MacDonald|
|Heath Harshman (96-49)|
|Dan Doherty (96-55)|
|Paarth Pande (91-56)|
|Eddie Law (81-53)|
|Mike Straus (89-62)|
|Jesse Gillette (81-60)|
|Josh Evanoff (42-32)|
|Jay Anderson (84-67)|
|Gabriel Gonzalez (78-63)|
|Mike McClory (71-67)|
While the bottom half of the event’s main card was nearly unanimous, the top half was another matter. Gaston Bolanos, Keri Melendez, and Aaron Pico were the safe bets, with almost our entire staff siding with them. Things got a little more interesting, however, when it came to the most recent battle between former champions Andrey Koreshkov and Douglas Lima. The pair had fought twice before, with each man holding a win apiece. Lima was the slight favorite among our staff members, but it was no easy call.
Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson was an easy call against Wanderlei Silva, however. Rampage was the heavy favorite with all but one writer siding with the former UFC light heavyweight champion. The main event was a little more divided, however, with Gegard Mousasi and Rory MacDonald both having their supporters. We’ll know soon enough — Bellator 206 goes down live tonight at the SAP Center in San Jose!