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SciFighting Staff Picks for Bellator 114 and WSOF 9

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Even though there isn’t a UFC card this weekend, there is still plenty of live MMA featuring some of the sports top talent. First, is Friday’s Bellator 114 card which pitted middleweight champion Alexander Shlemenko against Brennan Ward.

Shlemenko had trouble getting in on Ward but eventually secured a deep front choke and forced a fast tap to retain the belt.

The WSOF 9 card featured a fight for the vacant bantamweight belt between Josh Rettinghouse and Marlon Moraes, while welterweight champion Steve Carl tried to defend his title for the first time against Rousimar Palhares.

Bellator 114:
Alexander Shlemenko (W) vs. Brennan Ward (L)
Desmond Green (W) vs. Will Martinez (L)
Daniel Weichel (W) vs. Matt Bessette (L)
Kendall Grove (L) vs. Brett Cooper (W)
WSOF 9:
Steve Carl (L) vs. Rousimar Palhares (W)
Marlon Moraes (W) vs. Josh Rettinghouse (L)
Josh Burkman (W) vs. Tyler Stinson (L)
Yushin Okami (W) vs. Svetlozar Savov (L)
Mike Corey (W) vs. Shane Krutchen (L)

Here are the staff picks for both events.

Daniel Reveles (24-16): Staff Writer:
Bellator 114:
Alexander Shlemenko (W)
Desmond Green (W)
Daniel Weichel (W)
Kendall Grove (L)
WSOF 9:
Rousimar Palhares (W)
Marlon Moraes (W)
Tyler Stinson (L)
Yushin Okami (W)
Mike Corey (W)
Aaron Portier (13-5) Staff Writer
Bellator 114:

Alexander Shlemenko (W)
Will Martinez (L)
Daniel Weichel (W)
Brett Cooper (W)
WSOF 9:
Rousimar Palhares (W)
Marlon Moraes (W)
Josh Burkman (W)
Yushin Okami (W)
Shane Krutchen (L)
Jose Serrano (23-17): Staff Writer:
Bellator 114:
Alexander Shlemenko (W)
Desmond Green (W)
Daniel Weichel (W)
Kendall Grove (L)
WSOF 9:
Rousimar Palhares (W)
Marlon Moraes (W)
Josh Burkman (W)
Yushin Okami (W)
Mike Corey (W)

Lawrence Kenshin (25-15): Combat Striking and Strategy Analyst:

Bellator 114:
Brennan Ward (L)
Will Martinez (L)
Dan Weichel (W)
Kendall Grove (L)

WSOF 9:
Steve Carl (L)
Marlon Moraes (W)
Josh Burkman (W)
Yushin Okami (W)
Shane Krutchen (L)

Adam Conklin (30-10): Assistant Editor and Staff Writer:

Alexander Shlemenko (W)
Desmond Green (W)
Dan Weichel (W)
Brett Cooper (W)

Rousimar Palhares (W)
Marlon Moraes (W)
Yushin Okami (W)
Josh Burkman (W)
Shane Krutchen (L)

 

For complete coverage of both events and updated records after their conclusion, visit SciFighting.com