The undefeated Brandon Halsey entered this fight with a perfect mma reord of 8-0-0 (62% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.19 middleweight in the world. He fought three times last year beating Joe Pacheco, Brett Cooper (final of the Bellator Mw tournament – season ten, Cooper vs Halsey) and Alexander Shlemenko (fight valid for the Bellator Mw title, Shlemenko vs Halsey).
His opponent, the black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu Kendall Grove, has an official record of 21-14-0 (71% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.52 in the same weight class. He fought twice in 2014 losing to Brett Cooper (=Cooper vs Grove) but then he came back to win defeating Christian M’Pumbu (=Grove vs M’Pumbu). Halsey vs Grove, main event of Bellator 137, is valid for the Bellator middleweight title (Halsey’s first defense). Watch the video and rate this fight!
Event: Bellator 137: Halsey vs Grove
Where: Pechanga Resort and Casino, Temecula, California, USA
Division: middleweight (185 lbs, 84 kg)
Title: Bellator Middleweight Championship
Halsey’s previous fight: Alexander Shlemenko vs Brandon Halsey
Grove’s previous fight: Kendall Grove vs Christian M’Pumbu
Grove’s next fight: Joey Beltran vs Kendall Grove
Halsey’s next fight: Brandon Halsey vs Rafael Carvalho
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