That said, I'll give my thoughts on the premiere. I felt that the live fights made for a far more interesting format for the play-in fights, and the one-round style kept it from dragging.
However, keeping the fights at two rounds and simply splitting the premiere into two nights might have been a better call. No real damage, though.
Now as to Bellator, I went 5-1 last week, absolutely owning at picks, but now I have another challenge. There is not a title fight on this card, so I have to double dip into their undercard until TUF starts releasing who fights weekly, which may or may not happen.
Well, here are my picks:
Bellator Middleweight tournament
Giva Santana v. Bruno Santos - Santana by submission in Round 2. Just a little more experience here.
165 lb Catchweight: Brent Taylor v. Josh Quayhagen - Not going to lie here. For the first time I am picking with no info whatsoever. I'll say Taylor by decision. Pick at your own peril.
Middleweights: Trey Houston v. Jeremiah Riggs - I'll go with Riggs in this fight by KO in Round 1. Riggs showed me something at the Strikeforce Challengers card he was on, and he's been on a winning streak as of late.