Since taking the reins at Bellator MMA, Scott Coker has transformed the organization into something different; something casual MMA fans can truly appreciate. Bellator MMA has become the fun option for fight fans.

Sure their main event matchmaking can be a little questionable at times, but that just about getting the casual fan to tune in. Bellator is slow building a roster full of solid up and coming talent and those fighters actually benefit from the added exposure of being on a card that features over the hill fighters.

Once you look past the Ken Shamrock’s and the Tito Ortiz’s, you will see that Bellator MMA is filled with great talent and high level fighters. A great example of that can be seen in the main event of Bellator 135 on Friday, March 27, 2015, as bantamweight champion Joe Warren looks to defend his title against Marcos Galvao.

Even though Bellator 135 doesn’t have the big name draw of past cards, the event is still loaded with talent. Between the interesting matchups and the title fight, Bellator 135 is an event fans have to tune in for.

Prospect Watch: Emmanuel Sanchez

24-year-old featherweight and Roufusport product Emmanuel Sanchez is a fighter fans should get to know. The youngster is already 9-1 in his pro career with six wins coming by way of stoppage. Sanchez heads into Friday night’s bout against veteran Anejandro Villalobos riding a five fight winning streak with his last four wins all coming in the very first round.

The Progeny of a Legend

As the son of MMA pioneer, Randy Couture, expectations for Ryan Couture have always been high. When your father is one of only two fighters to ever win UFC titles in multiple weight classes, people expect greatness right out of the gate.
Couture has been as solid prospect over the course of his career, but he really seems to be coming into his own now. Riding a three fight win streak with all three wins coming by way of submission, Couture looks primed and ready to make a run at the Bellator lightweight title.

The Re-Emergence of LC Davis

A long time veteran of the sport, LC Davis looks like a different fighter these days. Since dropping down to 135, Davis looks faster, stronger and more dynamic. Davis has won back to back bouts inside the Bellator cage and he is 6-1 since moving down to bantamweight; four of those wins have come by way of stoppage.

The Bantamweight Title Fight

The main even of the evening should be a good one as Warren and Galvao battle it out for the Bellator Bantamweight Championship. For Galvao, this bout is about more than just the title as he is also looking for redemption; Warren defeated Galvao by controversial unanimous decision at Bellator 41. For Warren this bout is all about legacy; they say a champion isn’t really a champion until they defend their title.

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.