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Serious Question: UFC 173 or Bellator 120?

When Bellator made the announcement that they would be doing their first ever pay-per-view just a week before UFC 173 I thought they were really setting themselves up for failure. I assumed that the UFC & their cut-throat style of taking out the competition would put together a tremendous card along the lines of UFC 171 or UFC 172. Each had/have 3-4 "Fight Night" worthy headliner fights in addtition to a great main event.

Instead they are basically putting on a 2 card fight with Chris Weidman defending his title against Lyoto Machida & Junior Dos Santos vs Stipe Miocic. Tony Ferguson & James Krauss are not ppv level fighters, & Dillashaw/Mizugaki would be a great main-card opener not a 3rd wheel. Bellator also has a 2 fight ppv card with Eddie Alvarez vs Michael Chandler part 3 & Rampage Jackson vs "King" Mo Lawal. I know some of you ballers out their will buy both, but for the everyday normal guy who lives paycheck to paycheck for the most part, I can only order one.

The decision for me comes down to which main event I'm more emotionally invested in & for me the answer is Alvarez/Chandler 3. I crack on Bellator a lot but the first 2 fights between these men were all-time great & the Alvarez/Rebney contract situation only adds to that. Also, Eddie allegedly can leave Bellator win or lose & if he wins he could come over & jump in line of a handful of deserving contenders to fight the winner of Pettis/Melendez. I'm a huge fan of both Machida & Weidman & the fight is really intriguing but its just not "can't miss" the way I feel Alvarez/Chandler 3 is.

2 other factors that have me leaning towards the Bellator ppv are:

A. Bellator ppv will likely be cheaper.

B. There is no Dave & Buster near me & I know I can catch UFC 173 at a local bar.

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