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Alexander Shlemenko    Bellator    Middleweight
Shlemenko lost to Gegard Mousasi via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)at Bellator 185 on Friday in Uncasville, Conn.

Fantasy Analysis

Shlemenko came extremely close to picking up the biggest win of his career. In the first round, he caught Mousasi with a hard shot that closed one of his eyes. In terms of striking, Shlemenko had the advantage for the rest of the fight. Unfortunately for him, Mousasi is still a plus grappler. The former Strikeforce champion was able to win the first and second rounds, at least in the eye's of the judges, with his grappling and thus take the decision. The second round was very close. Shlemenko landed some very hard strikes, but he spent the last two minutes in back mount. The third round was all Shlemenko. The former Bellator champion landed with both punches and kicks. Mousasi appeared to be on ice skates on multiple occasions, but he survived and finished the fight. The Bellator middleweight division is surprisingly shallow, so there is a good chance that Shlemenko will get a shot at a rematch with Mousasi in the near future.
Gegard Mousasi    Bellator    Middleweight
Mousasi defeated Alexander Shlemenko via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)at Bellator 185 on Friday in Uncasville, Conn.

Fantasy Analysis

Mousasi narrowly avoided being upset in his Bellator debut. He entered the cage at Bellator 185 as a considered favorite over former Bellator middleweight champion Shlemenko. In the first round, it appeared as if Mousasi would dominate the fight with his grappling. He easily scored a takedown and worked into back mount. However, during the standing portion of the round, Mousasi caught a punch that almost immediately closed one of his eyes. The former Strikeforce champion fought with limited vision for the rest of the fight. This severly impact his striking. He resorted to only throwing jabs and pawing leg kicks. In the second round, he had some success on the ground, which was apparently enough for him to take the round on the cards. In the third round, Shlemenko landed a ton of power shots and appeared to have Mousasi hurt on several occasions, but Mousasi survived and made the final bell. Despite not looking dominant, Mousasi will remain the clear number-one contender for the winner of the upcoming middleweight title fight between champion Rafael Carvalho and Alessio Sakara.
Zak Bucia    Bellator    Welterweight
Bucia lost to Neiman Gracie via submission (neck crank) at 2:27 of Round 2 at Bellator 185 on Friday in Uncasville, Conn.

Fantasy Analysis

Bucia had never been submitted before this fight. Then again, he had never faced a singled minded grappler like Gracie. From the start of the fight, Gracie worked for the submission and eventually got it in the second round. Bucia needed to find a way to keep his distance. Even when he stopped the takedown he opened the door for Gracie to take his back. After dropping his Bellator debut, Bucia's professional record falls to 18-9.
Neiman Gracie    Bellator    Welterweight
Gracie defeated Zak Bucia via submission (neck crank) at 2:27 of Round 2 at Bellator 185 on Friday in Uncasville, Conn.

Fantasy Analysis

This was another fight and another dominant grappling performance from Gracie. While he finished the fight with a second-round neck crank, Gracie showed just enough striking to close the distance. After seven professional fights, he now has six wins via submission. He has been getting better and better during his Bellator run, but it will still be interesting to see what happens when he faces off against a fighter he can't drag to the ground.
Heather Hardy    Bellator    Flyweight
Hardy lost to Kristina Williams via TKO (kick) at 2:00 of Round 2 at Bellator 185 on Friday in Uncasville, Conn.

Fantasy Analysis

As impressive as Hardy's MMA debut was last June, the boxer clearly struggled in terms of defense. Obviously MMA allows many different techniques that are forbidden in boxing, therefore defensive striking is an entirely different ball game. Once again, she struggled defensively in this fight. Williams was able to score with kicks and elbows that seemed to catch Hardy completely off guard. Hardy was already busted up when she ducked directly into a kick that shattered her nose. Bellator will almost certainly continue to push Hardy, but she will almost certainly need to rework her defensive striking.
Kristina Williams    Bellator    Bantamweight
Williams defeated Heather Hardy via TKO (kick) at 2:00 of Round 2 at Bellator 185 on Friday in Uncasville, Conn.

Fantasy Analysis

Williams made her MMA debut in style. Her diverse striking offense put Hardy on her heels almost immediately. Williams was extremely active and spent the majority of this fight landing clean on Hardy's face and legs. In the second round, she landed a perfectly timed kick that obliterated Hardy's nose and finished the fight. With a performance like this, Williams will definetly be back in the Bellator cage.
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