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Freak Show Fight of the Day: James Thompson vs. Houston Alexander Added to Bellator 129

As the hilariously self-aware promotion of James Thompson vs. Eric Prindle (see above) already showed us, Bellator has shifted gears from the “toughest tournament in sports” to a more freakshow-centric form of MMA under The Coker Era, one which fans both casual and hardcore can enjoy. We could not be happier with this development, as any throwback to the late 90′s/early aughts of MMA is pretty much our bread and butter (that pathetic Bonnar-Ortiz brawl not included).

Forging ahead with their freak show narrative, Bellator has booked a heavyweight contest between James “The Colossus” Thompson and Houston “Get the F*ck off Facebook” Alexander for the main card of Bellator 129, which goes down on October 17 at the Mid-America Center in Council Bluffs, Iowa.

While Thompson has spent the majority of his career getting wrecked by everyone from Aleksander Emelianenko to Butterbean, he will actually be riding a four fight win streak into Bellator 129, his longest such streak since 2005. Thompson also impressed in his Bellator debut, pounding out Prindle en route to a first round TKO at Bellator 121. The 42 year old Alexander, on the other hand, has gone 1-1 since signing on with Bellator last year, dropping a decision to Vladimir Matyushenko at Bellator 99 before scoring a second round doctor stoppage TKO over Matt Uhde at Bellator 117 in April.

While typically calling the light heavyweight division his home, Alexander has actually fought at heavyweight once before, defeating the late Sherman Pendergarst via TKO due to leg kicks back in 2009.

So yeah, two aging journeymen with questionable chins are going to throw leather until one of them falls over. In Iowa. In less than a month. MARK YOUR CALENDARS, FUCKERS.

-J. Jones

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