The Bellator 260 Prelims had some hard-fought fights that showcased several young prospects. Three of the fighters stood out as they have the potential to be extremely successful with Bellator. Due to the massive amounts of potential, we are excited to see where their careers take them. Let’s take a look at the Bellator 260 prelims fighters to watch!
Lucas Brennan made quick work of his opponent by finishing the fight early. Brennan got the win with an Anaconda Choke in the first round. He ate some sharp low kicks early and responded with a body kick that was caught. Quickly after the kick was caught Brennan snatched his opponent’s neck and transitioned to the Anaconda.
The 21-year-old Bellator prospect improved his record to 5-0 and earned his 3rd submission victory. Brennan has an insane amount of potential moving forward in his young career. If he continues to improve, he can move quickly up the Bellator featherweight division. With Brennan being one of the brightest young talents in the sport, excitement has built as we wait to see what Bellator decides to do with him next.
The American Kickboxing Academy wrestling standout, Kyle Crutchmer, was able to recover from his recent loss with a win over undefeated Levan Chokheli on the Bellator 260 prelims. After his decision loss to Kemran Lachinov, Crutchmer was determined to get back on the winning track.
Coming into this fight, Crutchmer made some key changes to his game plan. His adjustments paid off as he was able to utilize his offensive wrestling to neutralize his opponent. Crutchmer earned the unanimous decision win after landing 6 takedowns and controlling his opponent for 9 minutes and 16 seconds. Crutchmer’s wrestling could cause some problems for the Bellator welterweight division, which is seemingly wide open now that Douglas Lima has been dethroned.
Former LFA Light Heavyweight champion Alex Polizzi earned himself a submission victory in the first round of his fight on the Bellator 260 prelims against Gustavo Trujillo. Much like Crutchmer, Polizzi was trying to redeem himself after his first pro defeat. Polizzi dealt with some early adversity in this bout, being takedown down by Trujillo repeatedly in the first couple of minutes.
Polizzi was able to reverse the position and secure the full mount, which he then transitioned to side control and locked up a straight armbar to get the tap. Polizzi will have to work his way up the light heavyweight division while the Grand Prix unfolds, but Polizzi can be in the conversation if he can maintain this success.
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