MMASucka’s Bellator 212 & 213 staff picks

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Ilima-Lei Macfarlane, left, and Valerie Letourneau, right, face off after weigh-ins ahead of their main event title fight at Bellator 213 taking place on Saturday, December 15th from the Neil S. Blaisdell Center in Honolulu, Hawaii (photo credits: Bellator MMA Facebook page)

MMASucka staff picks have just a few remaining events left thus far in 2018. This weekend, three cards will be counted towards our year’s records. A Bellator double-header takes place, the final two Bellator cards of the year, along with a UFC on FOX card on Saturday night. Both Bellator cards will be making their first two promotional appearances in Hawaii.

Bellator 212

The first of our two Bellator cards this weekend takes place later tonight, December 14th, from the Neal S. Blaisdell Center in Honolulu. In the main event, Michael Chandler looks to take back his lightweight strap against current undefeated champion Brent Primus. Chandler suffered an ankle injury in his first fight with Primus back in June of last year, but has earned two fights since including a decision over Goiti Yamauchi and a first-round submission over Brandon Girtz. Primus has yet to defend his title since grabbing the title, now in search of his first defense at the top of the division. The co-main event sees former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir set to battle against nine-fight Bellator veteran Javy Ayala.

Bellator 213

The second Bellator card of the week will take place tomorrow, December 14th, in the same location. Current flyweight champion Ilima-Lei Macfarlane will look to come out victorious in front of her hometown crowd when she battles Montreal’s Valerie Letourneau in the main event. Macfarlane is still undefeated in her professional career, holding five victories by submission including three-straight by armbar. Her opponent, Letourneau, has earned back-to-back victories since moving from the UFC to Bellator seeing decisions over Kate Jackson and Kristina Williams. The co-main will feature former UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida face off against former Bellator middleweight champion Rafael Carvalho.

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Check out our MMASucka staff picks for both Bellator 212: Primus vs. Chandler 2 & Bellator 213: Macfarlane vs. Letourneau below, as well as our current records throughout the 2018 year.


Staff Records after UFC 231

1. Michael DeSantis: 191-93
2. Ryan Wagner: 186-98
3. Wesley Riddle: 181-103
4. Mitchell Banuelos: 179-105
5. Omar Villagrana: 174-110
6. Mike Skytte: 165-119
7. Ed Gallo: 162-122
8. Jeremy Brand: 160-115
9. Justin Pierrot: 138-122
10. Matt Bricker: 109-69
11. Brian Gerson: 105-85
12. Connor Deitrich: 68-34
13. Patrick Auger: 30-28
14. Sasha Moksyakov: 16-26


BELLATOR 212: PRIMUS VS. CHANDLER 2


Alejandra Lara (7-2) vs. Juliana Velasquez (7-0)

Jeremy Brand: Lara via UD
Wesley Riddle: Lara via UD
Mike Skytte: Velasquez via UD
Justin Pierrot: Lara via UD
Michael DeSantis: Velasquez via Round 2 SUB
Ryan Wagner: Lara via UD
Mitchell Banuelos: Lara via UD
Ed Gallo: Lara via UD
Omar Villagrana: Lara via UD
Brian Gerson: Velasquez via UD
Matt Bricker: Velasquez via Round 2 SUB
Connor Deitrich: N/A
Patrick Auger: Lara via UD
Sasha Moksyakov: Lara via UD

Staff picking Lara: 9
Staff picking Velasquez: 4


Derek Campos (19-7) vs. Sam Sicilia (16-9)

Jeremy Brand: Sicilia via Round 1 TKO
Wesley Riddle: Campos via Round 2 TKO
Mike Skytte: Campos via Round 3 TKO
Justin Pierrot: Sicilia via UD
Michael DeSantis: Campos via Round 2 TKO
Ryan Wagner: Campos via Round 2 TKO
Mitchell Banuelos: Campos via Round 2 TKO
Ed Gallo: Campos via Round 2 TKO
Omar Villagrana: Campos via UD
Brian Gerson: Campos via UD
Matt Bricker: Campos via UD
Connor Deitrich: N/A
Patrick Auger: Campos via Round 2 TKO
Sasha Moksyakov: Campos via Round 3 TKO

Staff picking Campos: 11
Staff picking Sicilia: 2


A.J. McKee (12-0) vs. Daniel Crawford (10-2)

Jeremy Brand: McKee via Round 1 TKO
Wesley Riddle: McKee via Round 1 TKO
Mike Skytte: McKee via Round 1 TKO
Justin Pierrot: McKee via Round 2 TKO
Michael DeSantis: McKee via Round 1 TKO
Ryan Wagner: McKee via Round 2 SUB
Mitchell Banuelos: McKee via Round 2 SUB
Ed Gallo: McKee via Round 2 SUB
Omar Villagrana: McKee via UD
Brian Gerson: McKee via Round 1 TKO
Matt Bricker: McKee via Round 1 TKO
Connor Deitrich: N/A
Patrick Auger: McKee via Round 1 TKO
Sasha Moksyakov: McKee via Round 2 TKO

Staff picking McKee: 13
Staff picking Crawford: 0


Frank Mir (18-12) vs. Javy Ayala (10-7)

Jeremy Brand: Mir via Round 1 TKO
Wesley Riddle: Ayala via Round 1 TKO
Mike Skytte: Mir via UD
Justin Pierrot: Ayala via Round 1 TKO
Michael DeSantis: Mir via Round 1 SUB
Ryan Wagner: Ayala via Round 1 TKO
Mitchell Banuelos: Mir via UD
Ed Gallo: Mir via Round 1 SUB
Omar Villagrana: Mir via UD
Brian Gerson: Mir via Round 1 SUB
Matt Bricker: Mir via UD
Connor Deitrich: N/A
Patrick Auger: Ayala via UD
Sasha Moksyakov: Mir via Round 2 SUB

Staff picking Mir: 9
Staff picking Ayala: 4


Brent Primus (8-0) vs. Michael Chandler (18-4)

Jeremy Brand: Chandler via UD
Wesley Riddle: Chandler via Round 3 TKO
Mike Skytte: Chandler via Round 2 SUB
Justin Pierrot: Chandler via UD
Michael DeSantis: Chandler via Round 2 TKO
Ryan Wagner: Chandler via Round 2 TKO
Mitchell Banuelos: Chandler via Round 2 TKO
Ed Gallo: Chandler via UD
Omar Villagrana: Chandler via UD
Brian Gerson: Chandler via UD
Matt Bricker: Primus via UD
Connor Deitrich: N/A
Patrick Auger: Chandler via Round 2 TKO
Sasha Moksyakov: Chandler via Round 1 TKO

Staff picking Primus: 1
Staff picking Chandler: 12


BELLATOR 213: MACFARLANE VS. LETOURNEAU


Kona Oliveira (1-0) vs. Nainoa Dung (1-0)

Jeremy Brand: Dung via Round 2 TKO
Wesley Riddle: Oliveira via Round 1 SUB
Mike Skytte: Dung via Round 1 TKO
Justin Pierrot: Dung via UD
Michael DeSantis: Oliveira via UD
Ryan Wagner: Dung via UD
Mitchell Banuelos: Dung via UD
Ed Gallo: Dung via UD
Omar Villagrana: Dung via UD
Brian Gerson: Oliveira via UD
Matt Bricker: Oliveira via UD
Connor Deitrich: N/A
Patrick Auger: Dung via UD
Sasha Moksyakov: Dung via UD

Staff picking Oliveira: 4
Staff picking Dung: 9


King Mo Lawal (21-7) vs. Liam McGeary (12-3)

Jeremy Brand: McGeary via Round 3 SUB
Wesley Riddle: King Mo via Round 2 TKO
Mike Skytte: King Mo via UD
Justin Pierrot: McGeary via Round 2 SUB
Michael DeSantis: King Mo via UD
Ryan Wagner: King Mo via Round 1 TKO
Mitchell Banuelos: King Mo via UD
Ed Gallo: McGeary via Round 1 TKO
Omar Villagrana: McGeary via UD
Brian Gerson: King Mo via UD
Matt Bricker: King Mo via Round 1 TKO
Connor Deitrich: N/A
Patrick Auger: McGeary via UD
Sasha Moksyakov: McGeary via UD

Staff picking Mo: 7
Staff picking McGeary: 6


Neiman Gracie (8-0) vs. Ed Ruth (6-0)

Jeremy Brand: Gracie via Round 2 SUB
Wesley Riddle: Ruth via Round 1 TKO
Mike Skytte: Ruth via UD
Justin Pierrot: Ruth via Round 2 TKO
Michael DeSantis: Ruth via Round 2 TKO
Ryan Wagner: Ruth via Round 2 TKO
Mitchell Banuelos: Ruth via Round 2 TKO
Ed Gallo: Ruth via Round 3 TKO
Omar Villagrana: Ruth via UD
Brian Gerson: Ruth via Round 1 TKO
Matt Bricker: Ruth via UD
Connor Deitrich: N/A
Patrick Auger: Ruth via UD
Sasha Moksyakov: Ruth via UD

Staff picking Gracie: 1
Staff picking Ruth: 12


Lyoto Machida (24-8) vs. Rafael Carvalho (15-2)

Jeremy Brand: Machida via Round 1 TKO
Wesley Riddle: Carvalho via SD
Mike Skytte: Machida via Round 2 TKO
Justin Pierrot: Machida via UD
Michael DeSantis: Machida via UD
Ryan Wagner: Machida via UD
Mitchell Banuelos: Machida via UD
Ed Gallo: Machida via UD
Omar Villagrana: Machida via UD
Brian Gerson: Machida via Round 3 TKO
Matt Bricker: Machida via Round 3 TKO
Connor Deitrich: N/A
Patrick Auger: Carvalho via UD
Sasha Moksyakov: Machida via Round 3 TKO

Staff picking Machida: 11
Staff picking Carvalho: 2


Ilima-Lei Macfarlane (8-0) vs. Valerie Letourneau (10-6)

Jeremy Brand: MacFarlane via UD
Wesley Riddle: MacFarlane via Round 4 SUB
Mike Skytte: Letourneau via UD
Justin Pierrot: MacFarlane via UD
Michael DeSantis: MacFarlane via UD
Ryan Wagner: MacFarlane via UD
Mitchell Banuelos: MacFarlane via UD
Ed Gallo: MacFarlane via UD
Omar Villagrana: MacFarlane via UD
Brian Gerson: MacFarlane via UD
Matt Bricker: MacFarlane via UD
Connor Deitrich: N/A
Patrick Auger: MacFarlane via Round 3 SUB
Sasha Moksyakov: MacFarlane via UD

Staff picking Macfarlane: 12
Staff picking Letourneau: 1

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