Bellator 48 Results: Ring Girls Mercedes & Jade Talk Fights, Sweet Subs and More
Bellator 48 at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT featured and amazing night of fights with the entire card putting on an exciting show.
After the event, Bleacher Report caught up with Bellator's lovely ring girls Mercedes Terrell and Jade Bryce to find out what they thought about the evening's results.
"This was a good, good night," Mercedes said, "I think everybody's favorite tonight is going to be Curran." And who can disagree with her after seeing the newly crowned featherweight tournament champion Pat Curran knockout the highly touted Marlon Sandro with a highlight reel head kick.
"The head kick knockout was super entertaining," Jade said.
Many analysts did not think Curran could win this fight because of Sandro's impressive record, with only two losses to top UFC featherweights Michihiro Omigawa and Hatsu Hioki.
"I was rooting for Pat all the way," Mercedes exclaimed, making sure her support for the underdog was well known. "I wouldn't even call it an upset," she said.
Jade was a little more torn over her pick for the night saying that, "Marlon has such an amazing back story but Curran is definitely one of my favorites too so I was having a hard time choosing who to root for".
"I'd be happy either way but I was happy with the way Curran knocked him out," Jade added.
Although the evening featured nine exciting bouts, seven that ended in finishes, Mercedes and Jade still have to rank the classic bout between Patricky "Pitbull" Freire and Toby Imada at Bellator 39 as their top Bellator fight of all-time.
But the choice was easy when it came to their favorite moment working for Bellator. "Sweet Submissions!" Jade exclaimed.
Sweet Submissions is a series of online videos where Jade and Mercedes teach fans different submission moves that the pros use. Both ring girls enjoy the taping process and all the attention they get.
"Whenever we do the filming of it, it's supposed to be a clear set but all the guys from our trucks, our TV crew are all of a sudden surrounding the cage," Mercedes explained. "It's kind of hilarious. It's always funny if you're there in person," she said.
The techniques they learn are not just for show either, as both girls have taken an affinity to a few special moves.
"I like the triangle," Mercedes said, "I'm pretty flexible so anything where I can use that."
"The only one where I was able to make her tap was the guillotine," Jade said. "So far that's my favorite."
Looking forward to Bellator's upcoming fifth season on MTV 2 Jade and Mercedes are excited for the bouts lined up this fall.
"Chandler and Alvarez," Jade said, explaining that she can't wait for this lightweight title fight. "That's going to be big," Mercedes added.
Both girls also look forward to Bellator Featherweight champion Joe Warren taking a crack at the 135 lb. division in the upcoming bantamweight tournament. They look forward to all the fights coming up with Jade saying, "I'm excited for the whole next season, Bellator weekends are my favorites".
Bellator season five kicks off on September 10th on MTV2 and marks the beginning of the welterweight tournament. The first event will be Bellator 49 in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
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