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Bellator 243: Agazarm moves to 3-2

Bellator 243: Agazarm moves to 3-2

This weekend brought around the second iteration of Bellators return to action. Along with it, the polarising BJJ standout AJ Agazarm. Agazarm has long built a career from his effervescent character from the mats to the cage. Teaming up with stars of the sport the Diaz brothers to further his training in the sport. It was obvious that the training would not just be conducive to technical skills. 

Agazarm walked into the cage on Saturday night with a 3-1 record, having dropped his pro debut via split decision to Jesse Roberts. He turned things around with 3 wins and two finishes, his most recent a triangle finish over 8-6 (at the time) Adel Altamimi. 

His opponent on Saturday, 6-2 Cris Lencioni was well aware in the build up what a win could do for his stock. A win was what he secured.

Lencioni took a fairly dominant decision win here over the BJJ star. Agazarm will make the headlines after his unprofessional performance during and post fight. An illegal headbutt, an illegal upkick and kicking the chest of Lencioni after the round was over; his array of in-fight antics. Post-fight he refused to shake the hand of Lencioni and then went on to publicly call out judge Douglas Crosby. Despite Crosby being the only judge to score a round for Agazarm (the 2nd in which AJ was positionally dominant).

Not a good look for Agazarm who seems to have continued his distasteful reputation into MMA.

 

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