Alan Belcher just took the MMA world's expectations and blissfully urinated on them in the first round at UFC on FOX: Diaz vs. Miller. Yesterday at the weigh-ins, I overheard an MMA fan state 'Belcher just comitted suicide signing the fight with Palhares, he's going to get his leg ripped off!' A girl walking next to the fan heard this and responded with 'How can you say something like that? That's my dad!' I'm not sure if she was just trolling, but that actually happened yesterday.
Just a few seconds into the bout, Paul Harris rushed Belcher and managed to take him down with a forceful single leg. Once Palhares grabbed the leg, everyone inside the IZOD center gasped in hopes they would be the one to catch Belcher's leg after Palhares yanked it off and tossed it in the air.
After Belcher managed to survive Rousimar's initial onslaught, he got him in what appeared to be a modified twister, WWE style. Seeing that pretzeling Paul Harris was futile, Belcher posturied up and carpeted Rousimar's face with an array of bombs, enough to get the TKO win in the first round.
Here's some Alan Belcher superfans reacting to their hero's victory (Warning: extremely loud).
Thanks to Chris Bowen for recording his friend's extreme fandom.