On Friday, October 17, 2014 Bellator MMA heads to the Mid-America Center in Council Bluffs, IA for Bellator 129.

Bellator MMA: Season Eleven is winding down and with only three events left fans are hungry to get their Bellator fill.

While Bellator isn’t littered with big name fighters the promotion excels in the realm of matchmaking and Bellator 129 is a perfect example of that. There aren’t any big name fighters on the card but Scott Coker and his team has put together an enticing card for fight fans.

Great Nicknames

Who doesn’t love a good nickname? Nicknames give the sport of MMA character and Bellator 129 is loaded with fighters who have great nicknames. First off you have Joe “The Doctor” Vedepo and Houston “The Assassin” Alexander; two classic monikers. Then is the main event you have Josh “The Dentist” Neer taking on Paul “The Gentleman” Bradley; it’s not every day you get to see a dentist fight a gentleman.

Houston Alexander vs. Virgil Zwicker

If you are a fan of fighters who take the center of the cage and look to turn their opponent’s lights out then you are in store for a treat. Alexander and Zwicker are old school “bangers” who like to brawl and throw heavy leather. Neither fighter is going to wow you with technical brilliance, but they will wow you with their grit and power. Alexander and Zwicker have 20 knockout victories between them and it is safe to say this one will not go the distance.

Josh Neer vs. Paul Bradley

There is something fun about watching long time veterans of the sport battle it out; the tenacity and strategy of their bouts just have a different feel than that of young fighters trying to make an impression. Neer and Bradley have an amazing 78 pro bouts between them so they have seen it all in the cage first hand. Both fighters are well-rounded with Bradley having a slight edge in the wrestling department, but Neer is clearly the better finisher of the two with 32 of his 36 career wins coming by way of stoppage.

About The Author

RJ Gardner
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RJ Gardner is a rabid sports fan and a long time MMA enthusiast. After watching UFC 1 at ripe old age of 11 RJ was hooked and his passion for the sport has continued to blossom over the years. RJ has been covering MMA since 2007 and has had work featured on Bleacher Report, SI.com, CBSSports.com and UFC.com. RJ is also a Petroleum Transportation Operations Manager during the day.